Designing the Gardens of Your Dreams


The world can be a beautiful place. And if you live in the right part of it, you’ve got the opportunity to take advantage of that beauty every day. So why not take it? There are so many ways to design a beautiful space in your yard that will make you want to spend time there and enjoy it with friends and family. And by following these steps, you’ll have an outdoor living space that’s all your own.

Step 1: Find inspiration.

In this first step, you’re going to look for inspiration. It can come from anywhere—your own backyard, another person’s yard (even if it’s just from across the street), a magazine, the internet, nature or even your favorite store or restaurant. The important thing is that you find some source of inspiration so that when it comes time to start designing your own garden space, you have an idea of what you want it to look like.

Step 2: Draw a blueprint.

Now that you have a vision of what you want your garden to look like, it’s time to take the next step and draw up a blueprint. The blueprint is everything from the size and shape of each piece of furniture in your garden, as well as how many plants will be in each area. You may also want to include things like lighting or water features in your garden design. It’s important that you include accurate dimensions for all pieces so that when it comes time for installation, all parties involved know exactly what needs to happen.

There are three main scales we use when designing gardens: 1:1 (which means 1 inch equals 1 foot), 1:2 (which means 1 inch equals 2 feet) and 1:5 (which means 1 inch equals 5 feet).

Step 3: Start shopping for plants.

Once you’ve determined the size and shape of your space, it’s time to start shopping for plants. You can choose from a wide variety of options—but keep in mind that certain types of plants will work better than others in your space. For example, if you have a lot of shade outside or live in a cool climate, you should look for plants that are native to those areas. When deciding what type of plant to buy based on the amount of sunlight it receives, consider how much sun there is during each season (for example: sunny summer days vs cloudy winter days) as well as how much sunlight occurs over average weather conditions throughout year.

In general, when selecting plants make sure they’re right for both the climate where they’ll be planted and also on the soil type (i.e., whether it drains well), since having either too much water or not enough moisture could cause problems with growth over time!

Step 4: Decide what kind of furniture you’d like to include in your garden.

Outdoor furniture can be more than just a comfortable place to sit. It can also be an eye-catching focal point for your garden. But with so many different styles and materials available, it can be hard to know which type of furniture is best for your space.

We’ve put together the following tips to help you make the right choice when choosing outdoor furniture:

  • Look at the colors of your garden and your home’s exterior before choosing colors or finishes for your new settee or dining table. Some materials are easier to match with existing pieces than others (for example, metal chairs may not go well in an all-wooden dining room). If you’re planning on painting any part of your house soon, make sure that any new additions won’t clash with the color scheme once they’re in place!
  • You should also consider how much time will be spent in each room after installing new items like couches or chairs; if there’s going to be more than enough seating outside then maybe some people don’t really need one inside as well? This will help keep costs down as well since fewer people will want something fancy enough

Step 5: Lighting is key.

Lighting is a big part of the design. It can be used to highlight features of your garden, it can make you feel safer when walking around in the dark, and it can provide an atmosphere that makes you want to stay outside even after sunset.

There are many different types of lights available these days: solar powered, electric lights and even remote control options. If you have kids or pets who spend a lot of time outside then safety should be paramount on your mind when considering lighting options for your home’s exterior.

Step 6: Add some fun outdoor decor!

Step 6: Add some fun outdoor decor!

This is the fun part, as you can see from our photo. You’ve done all the hard work, now it’s time to add some flair! This step is where you can really add your own personal style, so go crazy with it! We recommend adding some colorful and whimsical elements like a few cute garden gnomes (you know, those ones that have been around forever) or maybe even a string of lights. Whatever floats your boat!

Get creative and have fun with that yard!

If you’re looking to make your backyard something special, don’t worry. You don’t need to be a professional designer or have an unlimited budget. With the right know-how and some creativity, you can create a beautiful outdoor space that’s unique to you!

Here are some tips for getting started:

  • Use less traditional materials. Look at what other people are doing with their yards and think of ways to put your own spin on it. For example, if someone has a concrete patio or walkway, try using old bricks instead of pavers—it will look more unique than just laying down new ones would have!
  • Get inspired by nature—or even just take photos while hiking in the mountains so they can help inspire what kind of plants might work best in that area (and also how much water they would require). You could also check out Pinterest for some cool ideas on how other people have designed their gardens; there are tons of great ideas out there if you just look hard enough!


We hope that these steps have inspired you to think outside the box and get creative with your outdoor space. We know that it can be a daunting task, but if you take your time and get started on each step, we promise that eventually it’ll all come together!

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