6 Amazing Garden Furniture Ideas for Small Spaces …

6 Amazing Garden Furniture Ideas for Small Spaces …

What to do you when you have a small garden & still wish to make it modern and stylish?

Well, it’s not that difficult if you think about it. With a little imagination and some simple planning when selecting the furniture you can create an eye catching space no matter how small it is.

Below are just a few ideas for inspiration.

IDEA # 1: STORAGE BENCHES:

A Garden Bench is always an attractive addition to any outdoor space but benches with storage included also solve the problem with available space where small areas are concerned.

strorage benches in small gardens

IDEA # 2: BISTRO SETS:

Bistro Sets are just perfect for any small garden. The word ‘bistro’ is closely associated with smaller spaces and this type of garden set generally has a lot of character in their designs, particularly if you shop around.

garden bistro sets in small spaces

IDEA # 3: SINGLE CHAIRS:

Let’s face it there’s nothing like relaxing in a comfy chair involved in your favourite pass time or simply just whiling away the time. And in smaller spaces a well presented chair can make all the difference to the atmosphere.

small chairs for small gardens

IDEA # 4: BENCHES:

Garden Benches are, in many ways, quintessentially British.

And the great thing is there such a vast array of different designs out there that you are guaranteed to find something that suits perfectly.

In smaller spaces they also offer a compact option for more than one person to sit and enjoy the outdoors.

IDEA # 5: CONVERTIBLE FIRE PIT:

Fire Pits have come a long way since the concept first came about and now they come in a whole host of different designs and sizes.

In smaller spaces a table and chair set with a Fire pit built in offers the perfect solution for alfresco dining in the summer months.

IDEA # 6: LANTERNS:

Outdoor Lanterns look great in smaller spaces as they are decorative both in design and for bringing the space to life when they’re in action.

Again there is loads of choice here so shop around to avoid disappointment.

Garden Colours That Are in Season Right Now

Garden Colours That Are in Season Right Now

As outdoor paint manufacturers expand their colour palettes it can be difficult to decide on a colour scheme for the garden. Some people like the furniture and accessories to be bright and noticeable while others prefer a more subdued, classic look which allows the flowers to take centre stage. Whatever your taste, you’ll find some inspiration from colours in season this year in our quick look list.

Greys …

Lamp Room Grey and Elephant’s Breath are Farrow and Ball shades that have become very popular over the last 12 months. They are ideal for properties in conservation areas as they allow building to blend neatly into the surroundings. These colours are also great for those who love a subdued minimalistic look. Along with garden furniture they are also popular for exterior woodwork such as windowsills and fascias.

grey garden colours

Blue Hues …

Blue is a very popular colour for the garden as there are few plants that flower with this hue, cornflowers and pansies being an exception. A blue backdrop can look exquisite when paired with the yellow of an Arthur Bell floribunda rose or the striking blood red of an open poppy. For a subtler colour, many choose lavender or duck egg blue, which are blues with a hint of the grey mentioned above. For a more striking appearance, sky blue blends with the vista on a warm summers day and brings sunshine to the garden no matter what the weather.

blue hues  look great for novelty coolers

Limes and Lemons …

Ikea has made limes fashionable again and while it’s often see adorning children’s furniture; lime is a great colour for a garden. It can be paired with other bright colours such as lemon to really add a playful theme and there are a lot of garden furniture paint manufacturers who sell this shade. Lime can be a great backdrop for red and blue flowers adding a contrast that’s striking. If you like green but are not fond of lime, sage green is also very fashionable in the garden this year and can add a country cottage feel.

limes and lemons make striking garden colors

Pastels …

All pastels are in season in the garden, especially for painting garden furniture. Pastel pinks, blues, greens and creams add a subtle hint of colour to any garden. You can also buy garden parasols to compliment the colours you use while a range of garden furniture can be transformed with the use of outdoor cushions.

Essentially, the colours you choose for your garden depend on your taste alone. As long as the colours make you smile, it really doesn’t matter what’s in season or not.

Like the pictures you see above? Shop these garden colours now …

Jobs to Do in the Garden in March

Jobs to Do in the Garden in March

March is a wonderful time to get out in the garden. The snowdrops are beginning to fade and the daffodils have begun to poke through. You may see a riot of colour in the form of tulips and roses will be beginning to bud. A lot of plants that lay dormant over the winter months will now be waking up and the promise of a garden full of interest awaits.

There are a lot of jobs to do in the garden in March, here are a few to get you started. Of course some depend on where you are in the UK, as the south will be a few degrees warmer than the North.

Move Plants and Trees …

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If you didn’t get round to moving plants and trees in autumn, now is the time to do it before they start to blossom.

Prepare the Vegetable Patch …

You’ll soon be planting a lot of fruit and veg in the veggie patch. March is the best month to prepare as the ground shouldn’t be frozen and weeds have yet to make an appearance. Hire a rotivator to make the job easier or get fit using a lot of elbow grease. Your hard work will pay off when you harvest your own produce in the summer or autumn.

Plant vegetables …

Peas, carrots, parsnips, Kale, cabbages, broad beans can all be planted outside now. You can also start off many fruits and vegetables inside, to get them ready to plant out once the risk of frost has gone.

Get Ready for Outdoor Entertaining …

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If you’ve not already enjoyed an unseasonably warm day outside it is on its way.

March is the month when we do venture outside to enjoy the occasional coffee on a morning. There’s little worse than taking a perch on last year’s garden furniture only to find it wet, soggy, rusting and rotting. Treat yourself to some new garden furniture this month to get ready for the inevitable outdoor entertaining.

Trim Roses and Dead Wood …

As the new shoots take root, you’ll notice a lot of dead wood, branches and spears from plants that have died back over the winter. Now is the time to trim these back and to give the new shoots light to flourish.

Dust Off Old Furniture …

If you have a collection of good quality garden furniture, now is the time to dust this off and to give it a wash ready for the summer. You can revamp old garden furniture by painting it or treating it with oil, while you can paint metal furniture using outdoor metallic spray paints or hammerite.

March is one of our favourite months of the year in the garden as it holds so much promise.