Make sure you create the best first impression with these 6 Super Easy Tips for Brightening Your Garden
Your garden is probably lovely but do you think perhaps it could benefit from a little brightening up?
When selling a property you need to look at it from the eyes of potential purchasers, so be critical
Has the fence started going a sad shade of brown/grey? Has the shed started to look like something from an old ghost story?
Do you look at other people’s gardens simply bursting with colour, while yours is less of a burst and more of a drip?
All gardens can easily become a little dull and boring but luckily it is easy to get them bright and colourful again as well.
Try these 6 easy tips for brightening your garden:
Invest In Some Edible Flowers
Why not get a triple whammy of garden fabulousness with edible flowers? You can eat them, they are beautiful in colour and they are extremely easy to grow! Plant herbs like chives, basil and coriander to enjoy the leaves and the flowers, both of which are edible. Courgettes, marrow, peas and rocket for vegetable that gives you produce and gorgeous flowers that or edible. Many varieties are available all year round at garden centres and can provide instant colour.
Transform your shed
The shed in the photo is simply stunning and most people would be forgiven for feeling a sense of dreariness eyeing up their own brown eyesore. It is quite easy to give your shed some love, and it could be exactly what you need to bring some dazzle to your outdoor space.
There’s no need to transform it into a miniature pub or eco-lodge, all you really need is some imagination, some bravery and a few pots of paint. You could paint it candy pink or the popular duck egg blue which really can make quite a statement and quickly brighten up the garden.
Don’t forget to clear it out so potential purchasers can see the benefit of the extra storage a shed can give.
Lighting is something that often gets neglected when it comes to the garden, which is a shame because the right lighting will truly transform the space when it comes to the evening. If you are selling in autumn or winter the chances are it will be dark or dusk so an illuminated garden can be very effective. Floor lighting can show off decking, or even just a plethora of fairy lights in the trees or bushes can give a magical feel. Solar lights and even tiki torches are a great idea to line pathways.
In warmer months placing some large beautiful candle holders on tables can help create the feeling of additional entertaining space.
Don’t forget the Garden Furniture
Potential purchasers want to know a house has been cared for and maintained and this can lost if your garden furniture is looking tired and in need of some care and attention. A lick of paint or varnish (depending on the material) and most importantly, getting some new cushions and blankets to add that much needed colour and brightness to your outdoor space.
Consider bright, beautiful cushions that work with the natural colours in your garden.
Paint the Fence
Many people worry about painting the fence, thinking that a bright colour will overwhelm the garden and make the space look smaller. This may happen but, you’ll never know if you don’t try, and if it does go wrong, you can just paint over it again!
Consider nature based colours like pastels, rich browns, or colours that contrast with the garden for the best visual effect. Seaside beach hut colours like duck egg blue and candy pink look particularly good against the foliage of a garden.
Be Brave, Be Bright
Get banishing those boring, dull colours, be creative, imaginative and you will hopefully attract a buyer with your garden of colour!