Just like with your home interior, start off your garden with a solid base. The size of your garden, the view and the amount of natural light can’t be altered much, yet are crucial when planning the layout for your garden. You can draw it all out in a design plan. In my blog: How to create a unique look in your garden? I explain how you can make one.
If you include all the elements in your garden, like borders, lawn and terrace in your design, then you can also include your favourite colours and layout style to add to it. Collect pictures of tiles, plants, garden furniture and accessories that you like, either on Pinterest or just make your own moodboard on paper.
Look carefully at the pictures you have chosen. What does your favourite garden furniture look like? Are you going for a comfortable lounge set or for a more practical garden set of table and chairs? You will soon find that you are very sure of what you don’t want. Certain colours or materials may neither suit your taste, nor go with the colour of your window and door frames, for example. In my blog: What colours can do for your garden, you can read more about the use of colour and combining them. If you’re still finding it hard to decide on the right colours to choose, then grab some paint sample cards the next time you’re at a DIY-store.