As well as feeling at home inside your new place, it’s also important to feel at one with your new outdoor surroundings. If your new property has a garden or some outside space, why not take a bit of time to spruce it up and make it your own. Here are a few quick fixes that could take minimal effort for maximum impact!
Pot some plants.
Introducing pots of flowers or herbs to your patio, balcony or terrace is a quick and satisfying way to add colour and personality to the space. If you don’t have time for planting, look out for pre-potted plants in your local garden centre.
Get rid of the grime.
If your new patio or paving could do with a re-fresh, then try tackling the grime with a pressure washer. It’s a guaranteed way to lift the dirt and brighten up the stonework – as well as your garden.
Add a bit of sparkle.
Adding lighting to a garden or outside space is a clever, and often inexpensive way, to boost the outdoor ambience. For smaller spaces a string of fairy lights can work well, or for bigger gardens consider solar powered path lights – many of which can be spiked quickly and easily into the ground.
Consider some climbers.
If your new garden fence or walls are looking a bit bare, consider adding trellis panels and planting some climbers. This can work wonders for breaking up the view of a long fence or wall and instantly adds some interest to your garden.
Don’t forget the detail.
It’s not only the indoors that can benefit from a little accessorising, your outside space could also be transformed with a few feature pieces. Candle holders, cushions, lanterns or even a new garden ornament can all give an outside space a more homely feel.