4 Ways To Create A Focal Point In Your Garden

For many people, a garden is simply an outside space that is purely practical, giving little thought to its flow and the aesthetics. However, the garden can be just as functional as indoor spaces, with added beautiful design features that you can't have inside. The easiest way to make your garden look wonderful is to introduce focal points into the design that can also be practical at the same time.

A focal point is an area that is designed to immediately draw attention to a specific space so doing this in the garden can make your garden really flow. There are many ways of achieving this in an outside space, so I thought I'd write about 4 ways to create a stunning focal point in your garden.

A Pond or Water Feature
People do sometimes get put off by the size of ponds and water features, however, they can actually be as big or small as you want it and can also be tailored to perfectly fit your garden. Bradshaws Direct do a whole range of ponds so you can find the perfect one for your garden. A small pond could fit snugly into the garden and provide a lovely home for fish, or even a nice waterfall feature could bring the eye to that and bring a tranquil feel to the garden.

Summer House
A summer house is a perfect example of creating a beautiful yet functional focal point in your garden. Not only is it somewhere to draw the eye to, but also a place to enjoy your summer afternoons. You can even have a wooden playhouse if you have children to give a totally different feel to the garden to suit your own family needs.
Decking or a Patio Area
If you ask me, no garden looks complete without a seating area. Not only is it a very attractive visual feature to have in your garden, but it’s also a very functional piece of design. Decking can look natural and rural, if you like that theme, whereas you can also opt for a nice patio area with paving slabs of varying sizes to really show off the area. Finish it off with a gorgeous table set and you've instantly brought the inside, out, ready to spend your summer evenings enjoying your garden. You could even go with a hammock to add a bit of luxury to your garden. Imagine, chilling out in your hammock and hammockstand, cocktail in hand, with the summer sun gently warming you. 

For a simpler approach, having a focal point design using plants perfect for the garden as they naturally flow with the landscape. If using plants, you should look in to when they flower to create a garden that will have a mixture of plants that will burst throughout the year, or even better, all year long. You could opt to create a four season garden that will have plants that flower at different times of year, to work with the seasons, for an ever changing garden. 

1 comment:

  1. That's a really good idea, and one I hadn't thought of. With ponds, I think even a small one can help attract and support wildlife, which is a great plus.