When most people think about spending time outside, feelings of calm and relaxation will wash over them, and it will be easy to embrace the comforting side of these areas. The sights, sounds, smells, and other sensory treats you will find make for a powerful cocktail. If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, you have untapped access to a magical world. But, to take full advantage of it, you’re going to need to do some work. To help you out, this post will be exploring the best ways to create a peaceful garden.
Sights: Of course, whenever you’re designing something, it’s usually best to start with its appearance. A garden presents a lot of opportunities to be creative, while also giving you loads of inspiration to go from. One of the most powerful tools you have at your disposal is plants. From bushes to flowers, there are thousands of different garden varieties which can have a huge impact on the way the space looks and feels. To help you out with choosing these, there are loads of blogs out there which cover gardening hints and tips.
Along with making sure the space looks nice, you also need to make sure that you can see it, enabling you to enjoy the space for evening and night time activities. Rope lights are becoming very popular at the moment, replacing solar powered lights and tiki torches at the top of the outdoor lighting food chain. Alternatively, you could also think about having a tree surgeon come to get rid of anything blocking sunlight from your garden during the day. This would make your space feel much larger and lighter, without having to spend much money on it.
Sounds: Sound is an amazing thing, and can be a great way to trigger memories and feelings. The noise of nature is often a cacophony, making it hard to decipher the pieces which are pleasing to the ear. Of course, though, this has already been done for you, and finding an album which is full of bird song, babbling rivers, and the other sounds the wild has to offer should be nice and easy. Alternatively, you could also consider having some of your favourite music playing, and this is easily achievable if you have an account with a company like Spotify.
To achieve to goal above, you will first need to look into your options for outdoor speakers. If you’re going to be using your garden a lot, having some options which are designed to stick around permanently can be a great route to take. Speakers like this will cost a little bit, but will be worth it once you’re able to enjoy sound outside without having to lug anything around. If you can’t leave your speakers outside, you could look into a portable option with enough power to be used outdoors.
Smells: When it comes to evoking memories, your sense of smell is the very best you have, and this can be used when you’re working to create your garden. Going back to plants, while these options make your garden look nice, they can also make it smell amazing, too. Choosing well scented plants will take a little bit of online research. Along with this, you could also think about some less natural smells to add to the place, with incense working just as well outdoors as it does inside. Of course, though, you have to be careful to make sure that this stays subtle.
Feel: Finally, as the last area to consider, it’s time to think about the way your outdoor space feels. Comfort and peace go hand in hand, with most people finding it easiest to relax when they like the way they feel. This makes it important to consider your furniture, as this will be instrumental in providing you with comfort, and will need to be padded well with soft fabrics if you want to have the best experience with it. Some people will go even further with this, even changing the materials their floors are made from to make them more pleasing to use.
Hopefully, this post will leave you feeling inspired to work harder than ever before on your garden. Though this process will be hard, and you will need to do a lot of research along the way, it will be worth it once you’ve created your relaxation area. Most people never get to add something like this to their home, but this doesn’t mean that you have to live without it.