How to Redecorate Your Old Garden and Create Your Own Private Sanctuary

Everything needs to be renovated from time to time, so if you feel it’s high time you redecorated your garden, why not make an effort to create a true sanctuary for yourself?

You deserve to have your personal space where you can detach from the worries of everyday life. With a couple of original tricks, you can make it a truly unique oasis.

1. Vertical approach

One of the ways to have a unique garden is to use vertical space in it. Who says it all has to be horizontally placed? You can easily create a specific form on a garden wall by hanging plant containers in a certain way and let the plants do their magic. You can choose the ones that look like miniature bushes or opt for cascading types to create the flowing effect.

2. A garden pond

A garden sanctuary isn’t complete without a pond that will attract wildlife, which is the point of a garden – nature soothes us, so bring as many natural elements in as possible. When you’re done building a pond, ask somebody who has a pond for a bucket of pond water to speed up the pond life development. Find a good pond filter and get some irises and dwarf water lilies to make it look like a scene from a Japanese garden. Soon you’ll notice birds flying down to drink water and have a bath. Enjoy their chirping!

3. Science of the beauty through the Fibonacci sequence

Why not use the divine proportion to add artistic approach in a unique way? The beauty is all around us, so why not use science to show it? Even the way plants grow can be meaningful, and the Fibonacci sequence is the way to demonstrate it. In simple words, it is made up of numbers where the next number is the sum of the two previous numbers. So, the sequence starts like this: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5… and goes on. The sequence can be found in nature when you look at plants, flowers, leaves… The spirals in the flower develop according to it, the leaves of succulents do the same, etc.

For gardening, this means you can avoid an even number because the divine proportion is thought to be more pleasant to the eyes. You can also group plants of similar heights together to create the sequence, for example, planting a 3-meter-tall plant next to a 5-meter-tall one. It will add to the beauty of your garden through an elegant form of art.

4. Including the experts

Professionals know what they are doing so sometimes it’s much better and easier to let them do their job. They can give you suggestions you never would come up with on your own. When introducing bigger changes to your garden, it’s safer to opt for creative home renovations services that will allow you to sit at the end of the day in your new garden with a glass of wine without having to do a thing regarding the redecoration. Again, it’s about pleasing yourself and putting your needs in front of anything else – we all need it sometimes! And remember that sometimes the best way to rest is to enjoy in the power of silence.

5. Objects as a form of art

Placing a sculpture on a well-chosen place will create an original focus in the garden and also allow the viewer to admire the art, not just the garden. Also, a couple of mirrors placed around the garden can make a playful game of light each time the sun shines over your garden. They will also contribute to your garden looking more spacious.

6. The power of colors

As plants and shrubs come in different colors, you can have enormous fun with them while redecorating the garden. Think of your garden as an empty canvas – which colors would you like to paint on it? Only this time, your paint is actually the plants you’ll use. You can opt for creating different shades of the same color throughout the garden – shades of green will definitely add to the relaxing ambiance. Or you can play with contrasts – complementary colors can be used in different corners of the garden to attract a viewer’s attention.

All in all

Creating a sanctuary in your own garden is more than possible. That’s actually one of the main reasons people enjoy having a garden. The more soul and effort you put into the redecorating process, the happier you will be with the outcome. Spend some time gathering different ideas and the result will be pure magic!

“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist


About the author

Sarah Jessica Smith is a young blogger from Sydney. She is in love with life and all the things that can make your daily routine easier. She loves to write about home improvement, lifestyle, and all the small things that make life such a great adventure.

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