Adding colour to your garden

With summer just around the corner, we can’t help getting excited. We’ve finally escaped the monotony of winter, and everything is coming back to life. When you’re out in your garden enjoying the sun, wouldn’t it be nice to have a garden that reflected those same feelings of joy and positivity? Here are some ways to ensure that your garden is as bright and cheerful as you are!

Paint the shed

To some, a shed may seem like more of a necessity than an accessory… but why not make it both? It’s a common misconception that sheds should be neutral earth tones to blend in with their surroundings, when in reality, a shed is an opportunity to brighten up your garden. Pastel greens, blues and pinks look delicate and beautiful, and bold oranges and purples make a statement.

Don’t want to get your hands dirty? Why not call The Handy Squad? Our team of London Decorators can do the job quickly and efficiently, allowing you and your family to relax, knowing the job’s in good hands. Our team can also paint rooms, hang wallpaper and much more. Request a free quote by filling out our online booking form.

Decorate with plants

Flowers are the easiest and most budget-friendly way to bring your garden to life. There are thousands of variations to choose from and lots of room for creativity. Warm colours such as orange, red and yellow create an upbeat, energetic mood, whereas cool tones like blue and purple create a calm, relaxing environment.

Don’t let your creativity stop at the flowers – you can experiment with different plant pots too! Say goodbye to classic orange terracotta, and hello to colourful, wooden or patterned ceramic pots. Visit your local garden centre for inspiration or paint an old pot yourself!

Colour your fence

Fences are essentially the walls of your garden, so it’s important to include them when redecorating. Adding a trellis to the top of your fence is a great way to introduce colour without repainting, as it allows you to decorate it with climbing flowers or vines.

If you do decide to repaint your fence, remember: hot colours advance (or seem to come towards the eye) and cool colours recede (or seem to go away from the eye). In other words, if you want your garden to appear bigger, opt for cooler colours.

If your fence is discoloured, rotting or just no longer fitting the aesthetic of your garden, it may be time for a new one. Installing a fence can be hard work, so why not leave it to the experts? The Handy Squad’s team of London Carpenters will come fully prepared with all the necessary tools, equipment and materials needed to help build your perfect fence. Request a free quote by filling our online booking form.

Garden seating areas

As well as providing you and your family with a place to sit back and relax, garden seating areas often serve as focal points, making them a great place to add colour. If you’re not willing to fully commit to bright, colourful tables and chairs, decorate with bold, statement pillows or a vase.

Bright flooring

The colour of your floor can play a huge role in the overall presentation and feel of your garden, especially since it takes up such a large surface area. Wooden decking can be stained or painted in a variety of colours to stand out and looks great when decorated with plants! Alternatively, a bright patio will lift spirits and improve the overall aesthetic of your garden.

Need some help fitting your patio or flooring? The Handy Squad’s London handyman service can help you! Our team of experts can help with almost any task, such as replacing lights, repairing leaky toilets and hanging up doors. We can also help with bigger projects, like interior and exterior redecorating and kitchen installations. Request a free quote by filling out our online booking form.