This is our garden space (I shot it panoramically to try to squeeze it in, but it does give rather an exaggerated view!) We’ve really not done anything with it yet since we moved in in August, so we just made do with the peeling table and benches (a previous & abit neglected DIY) from the old house, until it got too cold to eat out. I’ve got plans for the green space but not alot will happen this year, so I’m focussing on getting the patio area feeling happy (as you see, it’s looking a little unloved!)…and ready for a party…
Whilst party planning is the incentive to get going, budget, practicality & creating a space that’s lovely for just the three of us are also considerations. I’m hoping to overhaul the existing table & benches, but I also wanted to find some outdoor chairs that we could move onto the grass whilst adding a touch of colour (completely loving something like this or this, but bright).
The patio is a wonderful sun trap, but definitely needs the balance of some shade so I’m thinking either a cantilever umbrella, or perhaps a shade sail (which we have, but has holes!)
And I’d like to have lots of pots dotted about which will be another overhaul of existing ones and perhaps a few DIY projects. I can just see us enjoying breakfast outside together & hear the bubbles of chatter with friends around the table as the sun sets…and now I’m off to day dream more about sunny skies & scrummy BBQ’s (whilst opting out of thinking of all the work this space is going to take!)
Have you got any plans for your outdoor space this Summer?