How to Modernise Your Garden

If it’s been a while since your exterior has seen an update and you don’t have the time or the know-how to reshape the space, fear not! We are here to help with all of our outdoor styling knowledge.

To make your garden renovation a breeze, we have brought together all of our top tips and tricks to help modernise your space.

What aesthetic are you wanting to channel?

A well-designed patio, garden, or terrace should be an extension of your home, an area where you enjoy spending most of your time during the warmer seasons. It should be eye-catching, functional, and a welcoming place to entertain friends and family.

Before you dive into any renovation work, it’s important to take into account the aesthetics. If you’re going modern, you want to think about the materials that you’re going to be using and whether they exude that fresh new look. Think tiles, a fresh lick of paint, and of course furniture, all of these elements will pull your look together into a dreamy contemporary outdoor relaxation spot.

Outdoor Tile Styling

Transform Your Patio

Is your patio looking a little sad and unloved? Then it’s time to break free and consider some fresh new paving. Consider investing in designs that are stylish and long-lasting wood-effect tiles are a great choice as they provide longevity and a beautiful organic timber effect.

Tiles such as our Oaktime porcelain tiles in rich Cherry provide a beautiful flooring solution for any outdoor kitchen. Alongside its unique knots and markings, its hard wearing and durable qualities mean it will last through all the seasons, providing a striking outdoor area all year round.

CTD Tiles Cherry Outdoor Paving Tiles

Build a Firepit

Command attention with a focal point fire pit. Like a fireplace would do in a sitting room, a fire pit provides comforting warmth as well as a stylish and modern update. These lovely designs from Arada make for a stunning addition to gardens whilst providing a subtle industrial twist. No matter the time of year, whether it’s spring, a cool summer evening, or early autumn, add warmth to your exterior with a stylish outside hearth. Your guest will be in awe!

Arada Outdoor Fire Pits
Left & Right Image: Arada

Mount an Outdoor Shelf

Add a contemporary and decorative look to your garden with the addition of outdoor shelving. A shelf is a great feature for more sheltered seating areas, where there is a wall to position it on. They can be used to display beautiful planters, lanterns, and garden ornaments to give the area that desirable indoor-outdoor feel.

We love how in this image they have painted the walls with a refreshing white coating, it really gives the area a fresh new look.

Outdoor Tiles
Image Credit: Argos


Set the Mood with Lighting

Set the mood of your exterior with ambient lighting. Whether they are real, battery-operated, or solar-powered, lights will bring warmth to your space whilst creating a calming atmosphere for late-night entertaining. For the ultimate effect, group your lights together or at different heights to make a statement centrepiece for alfresco dining.

Outdoor Lighting Ideas 
Image Credit: Happy Loves Rosie


And that’s a wrap! We hope we have inspired you to update your outdoor spaces with a fabulous new look.

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