4. Paint your fence with a light shade
Believe it or not, fencing has the biggest impact on how your outdoor space looks. It takes up the greatest surface area over anything else and is typically 5-6ft high. So why not tackle your small garden problem with a little paint.
Both naturally dark wood tones and dark paints can make your garden feel more enclosed. But switching to a lighter paint can do the opposite.
Generally, lighter colours are more reflective, bringing more natural light to your outside space for a more spacious feeling. Try painting your fence light grey or cream for a neutral look. Perhaps even sky blue or soft pink for a contemporary feel to your garden.
5. Think about your garden lighting
Often overlooked, outdoor lighting plays a significant role in the appearance of your garden. When placed and used correctly, lighting creates a sense of depth, highlights architectural features, and even provides extra safety during darker hours.
By strategically setting your outdoor lights, you can create the illusion of additional space in your garden. This involves the use of ‘layered’ lighting to create a sense of rhythm as your eyes ‘flow’ across the landscape.
In order to achieve this, try ‘up-lighting’ rows of plants and bushes in a way that focuses on the features furthest away. If you have a tree towards the back, focus your lighting scheme on this with a spotlight. You can even use strip lighting around your boundary to enhance the impression of depth.
But when it comes to lighting your outdoor space, which products should you use?
The Ellumiere range of 12v garden lighting is the easiest to use system on the market. Featuring deck lights, spotlights and bollards, to transformers, connectors and sensors, Ellumiere lighting can be set up in just three simple steps – and requires no electrician to install!
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For any questions or more information on the Ellumiere lighting range from Birkdale, contact our expert team today. We’d love to let you know how Ellumiere can get your garden glowing, and we’re always happy to give help and advice on the position of your lights.