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Creating a relaxing space in your garden

by DrPrem Jagyasi
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Life’s chaos can leave you exhausted. With simple measures, you could create the perfect garden oasis to get you a breath of fresh air and a way to relax.

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The key to creating a relaxing space is to keep it simple, and simple can mean one of two things. The first is that you keep your garden clean cut and uncluttered, and work toward creating a contemporary style; the other is to plant things that require little maintenance but still look beautiful.

We recommend choosing a sheltered part of your garden to give you maximum privacy for your seating area, and shelter from the wind. To maximise the warmth of the area, consider painting the surrounding walls or fences white, as white surfaces reflect heat and light.

A budgeted way of enclosing the space is to put in posts or wire netting. Another way which we personally suggest is to put up a trellis. Trellises are a great way to add luxury to your garden as not only do they act as a divider of space, they can be the support system for climbers to grow.

relaxing space in your garden

A 4 seat rattan dining set would be the perfect way to style up your garden and create a comfortable seating area and space to lounge both on your own in the sunshine or with friends with a bottle of wine on the table.

We recommend growing Honey Suckle on your trellis to add a dash of colour and introduce a beautiful relaxing scent to your spa. Other plants that will add to the ambiance of your spa garden are jasmine, lavender and roses. Style your seating area up for the night by adding lights to the surrounding trellis, and candles to your table, to create a cosy evening glow.

Another way to bring ambiance to your garden is to invest in garden heating. Heat lamps are the modern way of bringing immediate heat to your patio, but if you want a more stylish way of bringing heat to your patio, a chimenea could be the option for you. Chimeneas are also the best option to go for if you are on a budget, as not only are they cheaper, but they do not require electricity. However if you have a young family, we would recommend the safer option of the fire free patio heater.

relaxing space in your garden

Why not incorporate a summerhouse into your garden, or convert an old tool shed to create a mini retreat from the home? Simply line the interior for insulation, add accessories such as curtains, before adding cushioned seating. If electricity is available, you could place a small fridge or juicing machine inside to create your own mini bar or juice bar.

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