Blunty and Blooms 2017

My posts are not sponsored or adverts unless stated. The opinions and images are my own. All images are owned by me, please do not use any of my content without permission. Contact bluntyandblooms@gmail.com Lichfield, England, UK

Creating a garden that is tranquil & relaxing

February 5, 2018

All too soon the weather will start to heat up, and spring will be here, shortly followed by summer. When it gets to this time of year - the warmer time - it’s natural to want to spend as much time outside as possible. That’s why, if you are lucky enough to have your own dedicated outdoor space, it is crucial that you make the most of it.

 

When you walk into your garden, you should instantly feel calmer and more relaxed.

 

A garden is a tranquil space, or at least it should be. If your garden isn’t as relaxing and calming as it could be, now is the time to change that. So that come spring and summer, you have somewhere that’s perfect for relaxing in.

 {Image credit - JamesDeMers}


To help you create a garden that is a more tranquil and relaxing space, below are some useful tips to take note of.

 

Take privacy seriously

 

If there is one thing that negatively impacts relaxation, it’s having your neighbours popping their heads over the fence every few minutes to chat or strangers walking by peering into your garden.

 

That’s why it can be worth choosing to use composite fence panels to fence off the space so that you can sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that your garden is entirely private.

 

Your garden is just another part of your home, so it should be a private space that you feel comfortable relaxing in.

 

{Our Ikea privacy screen is here,}

 

Incorporate calming scents and sounds

 

Think carefully about what relaxes you? For most people, it’s a combination of calming scents and sounds that makes relaxing an easier process. If you find lavender is calming and soothing, then plant up a few pots of this fragrant bush. If jasmine calls to you, invest in some jasmine for your garden.

 

Think about what scents relax you and find a way to incorporate them into your garden, for me you cannot beat eucalyptus and lavender. 

 

I love hydrangeas in the garden and just doing a bit in the garden instantly relaxes me.

 

As for sounds, usually the soothing sound of babbling water and wind chimes are considered to be tranquil, so if your garden is lacking these sounds, now could be the ideal time to add them.

 

Rob made me a water feature last year from an old milk churn, this was so easy to do. We brought a cheap pump from the garden centre and we were away! 

 

I like to use as many natural materials in my garden as possible, wood, stones and bark chippings give a harmonious feel. 

Split the space into zones

 

Obviously, you may not want your whole garden to focus on tranquility and calm.

 

So if that’s the case, then it may be worth considering splitting the area into zones. The fact is that if you want your garden to also be an entertaining space, a play area, or a fruit or vegetable growing area, you need to separate it into zones so that you can get as much out of it as possible.

 

It’s impossible to relax with too much going on, which is why splitting the space into zones is so important. As that way, you can have your area of tranquility and calm, as well as having a practical outdoor space.

Comfortable and decorative loungers give an instant lift to your outside space. 

To design an outdoor space that is both tranquil and relaxing, it’s worth taking note of the tips and ideas above, and implementing them when it comes to the design of your garden.

 

Blunty xx 

 

{Collaborative post, as always my opinions are my own} 

Tags: