5 Simple ways to Inject some Design Flair into Your Outdoor Living Space

Gardens, just like home interiors, go through periods of trend and change. The difference is whilst most people have a good idea about how they want their home interior to look, they’re less sure about outdoor spaces. This week, we take a look at five simple ways you can transform the appearance of your garden and make it feel relevant again.

Go upwards

Vertical gardens are a fantastic way to add colour and life to a small outdoor space, they can also double as a privacy screen. Vertical gardens can be made from virtually anything; a show organiser, empty soda bottles, and wooden pallets are all examples of materials that have been repurposed as vertical gardens. Devil’s ivy, chain of hearts, and even flowering varieties like nasturtiums are all examples of low maintenance plants which look fantastic in a vertical garden.


Adopt the container gardening lifestyle

If you’re reticent to commit to a particular landscape design, then container gardening is a great way to add depth, colour and style to your outdoor space. Clusters of colourful pots with verdant greenery are a major design trend right now, and the best part about it is that container gardens can be created in almost any space.

Add a garden path

Garden pathways are a fantastic way to create a sense of shape, space, and movement in your garden. Not only do they play a practical role in leading visitors through your garden and protecting your plants, they also help to give your outdoor space form and depth.

Unwind with a water feature

Water features have come back into vogue and they’re a great way to add atmosphere to your garden. The right kind of water feature can help keep your garden cooler during the summer months, help attract wildlife, and the soothing sound of running water is a great way to unwind at the end of the day.


Sculpt your shrubs

If you want to introduce bold shapes in your garden, one of the best ways to go about it is with sculpted shrubs. Although topiary has been around for centuries, shrub sculpting gives your outdoor area a distinctly contemporary feel with the strong geometric shapes and green foliage coming together in an aesthetic that perfectly aligns with modern design’s obsession with minimalism and nature.


Prestige Concrete Services are exposed aggregate concrete experts based in Melbourne. If you are looking for a way to boost the design credentials of your outdoor space, concrete hardscaping with exposed aggregate is a great way to make a statement. To learn more about our capabilities, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling 0411 440 157.