child mortarboard gbp briefcase bath coffeecup tree twitter search crosshair fax house papers sort house-pound brochure list-items notes printer video-camera video virtual-video bath bed camera floorplan heart-empty heart-filled heart-empty-thin heart-filled-thin sofa calculator compass share clock list map-pen map-pin pencil save business-card letter phone heard people pointer cross linkedin google-plus facebook arrow-right close triangle-down my-wink my-wink-thick house-circle loading-spinner bell close-circle dog link pinterest school transport wardrobe arrow-up one two three four five six seven tick

8 Garden Interior Design Tips - Perfect Your Garden Design This Summer

A magnificent garden design makes a property come alive.

22nd May, 2017

Interior design is not just about creating a stunning interior for the house, rather it’s about creating a holistic picture and complete style for the entire property; the exterior areas of the property play an essential role in that.

Alexander James Interiors have put together 8 top garden interior design tips to help you perfect your garden design this summer, so you can enjoy those sun-filled days and warm evenings in your stylish outdoor sanctuary.

1. Harmonise and synthesise
Your garden interior design should reflect the interior design within the home. For example, if you live in a grand, stately home then don’t plan an edgy, artistic garden design filled with eclectic outdoor furniture. Instead, continue your home’s theme of elegance through into your exterior spaces.

2. Ask - what makes your outdoor space special?
Celebrate the home you have; whether it be a flash London apartment with city views, a rustic barn surrounded by rolling hills or a refined country home with extensive gardens. Identify the strengths of your exterior space and make them sing.
For example, in Alexander James’ magnificent London apartment project, we continued the sleek, polished mode of the interiors out onto the terrace, dressing it with trendy outdoor furniture to match the breathtaking urban landscape vistas and creating the perfect environment to entertain friends or relax with a glass of wine after a long day.

3. Step into an outdoor living heaven
Create a sanctuary so that you can fully maximise your outdoor living in summer. Introduce a range of furniture into your garden interior design; a lounge area with rattan sofas and tables, a dining area with rattan chairs and an opulent rattan lounge bed for those much-needed snoozes in the sun.

4. Upscale with a little luxury
Add a touch of luxury to your garden interior design by reupholstering your garden furniture with more premium quality fabrics. The richer and more lavish the fabrics, the more you’ll sink into that idyllic zen-garden vibe. Osborne and Little and Designers Guild Tiana offer a beautiful range of fabrics for outdoor furniture.

5. Transform limited space
No matter how limited your external space, you can still create an outdoor haven in your garden design. In our quirky London apartment we brought the stylish furniture outside the walls of the home, introducing this contemporary rattan chair to the terrace with views of the vibrant, bustling city of London and softened the urban environment with these verdant, green pot plants.

6. Have some fun
Add a quirky feel to your garden interior design by hanging hammocks and swing chairs from the trees, creating the perfect family space for both fun and relaxation.

7. Enliven with personality
Invigorate your garden design with accessories and bring personality to the space. Add scatter cushions rich in patterns, textures and bright colours to plain areas, making the character and style of the design come to life. Inject a feeling of comfort into the outdoor space with gorgeous outdoor rugs (which are becoming increasingly popular).

8. Light your way to an evening oasis
Set an enchanting scene in your garden design by dotting outdoor lanterns throughout and, when the evening comes, let the flickering lights of the candles transform your outdoor space into oasis of relaxation.

Related posts

What do you think Father Christmas' house looks like?

Read post

December 01, 2017

Christmas Markets

Winkworth Hammersmith office take you on a festive tour of some of the top Christmas Markets in the area and highlight some of the properties closest to the action.

Read post

November 24, 2017

Autumn Budget 2017 - Property round-up

Following the first Autumn Budget given by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond on 22nd November 2017, Winkworth sets out some of the major announcements made and how they are likely to affect the property sector...

Read post

November 23, 2017

Find your Local Office

Find your Local Office

Speak to people who, quite simply, love their patch and love what they do.

Get a Free Valuation

Get a Free Valuation

Thinking of selling or letting your property, or just interested to know what it is worth nowadays?