Design and Practical Ideas for Creating Living Spaces in the Garden
Forget all about cuttings and ground cover, and transform your outdoor space instead with paint, wood, glass and a host of other materials.
Whether you have a large country garden or an urban patio, you can create an extra living space for your home, taking the innovative decorating ideas offered in this book.
Interior decorating has become increasingly sophisticated, yet so often the clever ideas and unusual effects stop at the garden door, leaving an under-used space beyond. All elements which can transform an outdoor space are considered, from walls, floors and furniture to accessories and lighting. You can paint your walls in stunning limewash or acrylics, install a floor peppered with faux fossils, build furniture out of railway sleepers and create contemporary containers of riveted zinc. See many other features which make an outdoor space successful, from using light and shade to incorporating elements of fun and surprise and designing gardens which are friendly to children.