If you’re looking to spruce up your outdoor area and fancy something a little bit different then we will take a look at some alternative outdoor designs and products that you could consider for your outdoor space.
If you’re looking for an alternative outdoor design and already searched for residential landscape design ideas as well as residential builders for your garden, then you won’t need to look any further as we’ve collected many different garden style ideas to help you design the perfect garden.
- Outdoor kitchens
Outdoor kitchens continue to increase in popularity so why not create your own unique outdoor kitchen. If you like to barbecue when the weather is good then add shelves and surfaces to your kitchen which will allow you to prepare and cook your food without having to keep going back indoors.
- Living walls and horizontal fence panels
If you have a shed or outbuilding in your garden then you could consider covering the side of it with horizontal fence panels. This will quickly become a beautiful place to decorate or create a living wall. If you don’t have a shed or an outbuilding in your garden then you could attach your living wall to an existing wall or fence. Basically, any vertical outdoor space can quickly be made into a vertical garden which you can decorate with small baskets and plant pots and decorate the floor of this space with a sprinkle of garden bark.
- French-style patio garden
If you have some basic furniture then consider painting it in a bright colour. For example, vibrant pinks and oranges would work really well if you have a nice suntrap on your terrace.
- Bar Shed
If you like to entertain in your outdoor space then consider creating your very own private bar in your garden. You can purchase a garden bar shed and quite often these can store your garden furniture when the winter comes and then can be opened up in the summer for any garden party that you plan to hold.
- Camping garden
When it’s nice and sunny, camping always seems like a great option. Glamping in your backyard can be an easy option for those hesitating to go full on backpacking. Design your garden in such a way so that you can add a tent and brightly coloured camping accessories for any garden event that you plan.
- Pergola seating area
Isolate one area of your garden to create a seating area using a modern wooden pergola. Contact local hedge trimming companies as well as tree maintenance companies to tidy up any overgrown areas first. Once this has been done you can now look at using train climbers to complete your outdoor seating area. Decorate this space with elements of the indoors such as rugs and cushions, or try a quirky look with some traffic management signs and neon lights.
You might be surprised to know that there are many fantastic garden gadgets available to purchase. Below will highlight a few of them:
If you often find you don’t have enough time to water your garden, then consider purchasing an oyas. You simply bury this terracotta device in with your plants and fill it with water. An oyas is self-watering which means the watering that your garden requires will be done for you.
- Window bird feeder
If you love to see birds in your garden then you can get close to them by purchasing a window bird feeder which you simply attach to your window. These bird feeders usually have the option to place seed balls, water and bird feed in them and then you can take pleasure in watching birds close up, all year round.
- Inflatable lounger
If you love to curl up with a book outdoors but don’t have anywhere comfy to sit then consider an inflatable sun lounger. These are very comfortable and extremely lightweight. It’s also a portable product which means you can pick it up and take it almost anywhere outdoors to relax and enjoy the nature around you.
- Inflatable movie screens
If you enjoy being outside then consider purchasing an inflatable movie screen where you can watch all of your favourite films and programmes in your backyard. These screens are available in many different sizes.
- BBQ in a bag
If you like to barbecue then you will definitely love a portable space-saving barbecue. Some of these barbecues even come with a cooler. This means your drinks will remain cool whilst your food can be nicely barbecued.
- Sky planters
If your garden is at capacity and you’ve got no more room for planting, then consider getting some sky planters. These recycled plastic devices can be hung up above and are available in different sizes. This product even has its own reservoir so you don’t even need to worry about watering.
- Solar-powered dummy camera
If you don’t have the budget for a full CCTV system then consider getting a solar-powered dummy version. As it’s solar-powered it means that when it gets dark a red light will appear on the camera and it will, therefore, look realistic. The beauty of this product is that it doesn’t require any difficult installation or wiring.
- Pushover slippers
If you’ve been in the garden and want to head back indoors but don’t want to remove your muddy wellingtons, then purchase some pushover slippers so you can pop indoors when need be. A perfect idea to avoid taking outside dirt into your home.
- Spider catcher
If you really don’t like these eight-legged creatures then consider getting a spider catcher which enables you to catch the spider and not have to get too close to it. This is also a great option to keep indoors as well as outdoors.
So as you can see there’s plenty of food for thought when it comes to alternative outdoor products as well as creating your very own unique outdoor design.