How to give your garden an uplift

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During rainy and cold days, the last thing you want to do is go outside to your garden. However, getting fresh air is essential for us to feel good about ourselves and our bodies. That’s why I love being outside so much!

I would prefer if I could enjoy my garden no matter if the sun is shining or it’s raining or snowing. You can see how excited I was when I found out about Designer Shade Solutions’ retractable roofs. Designer Shade Solutions are retractable roofs in London UK specialists who create retractable roofs also known as modern pergolas with a retractable and tilting louvered roof.

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The New York Times shared some tips on how to improve your outdoor space, mentioning that “every outdoor space has its strengths, so embrace yours. You can play up a large outdoor space by using plants, pathways, and furniture to divide it into separate areas serving different purposes.” You can also make the most of your outdoor space by adding a high-quality hammock, which comes in so handy, especially in the warmer months.

What better way to improve your garden than by adding a retractable pergola? Don’t just take it from me! Adventures of a Yorkshire Mum also recommends adding a retractable pergola to create an outdoor retreat to improve your garden space, commenting that you will “make the most out of your garden all-year-round by creating an outdoor retreat that you can enjoy, no matter the weather.”

Modern pergolas offer shade and protection from the elements, as well as privacy, a bit of luxury, and the perfect way to define spaces in your garden. If you’ve always loved the look of traditional pergolas but never went for it as it didn’t give you enough opportunities to enjoy your garden, modern pergolas will! Their retractable and tilting roof can be easily closed when the weather turns south and can be opened if the weather is nice.

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Baby Budgeting explains in a recent blog post that these retractable roof pergolas can be installed in a variety of ways, including “as an extension to your current living space to bring the outside in or as a standalone structure in your garden, the perfect centrepiece for any outside space, if I do say so myself.”

To further improve your garden space, these modern pergolas can be combined with heating, lighting, and side glass screens to create the most incredible garden outdoor retreat that you can use rain or shine. Lylia Rose shared that she was also a big fan of these pergolas, mentioning “Personally, I think they are amazing! It’s been a challenge of ours in spring to create an outdoor living space that is perfect to use not only in good weather but bad weather too.”

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Garden Inspirations


Picture Source: Taller Estilo Arquitectura/Homify

So 2 years after moving into our current house, our back garden is yet to be sorted. We have not had the time or the resources to sort it out and it is becoming a bit of a nuisance really. Designing a garden is an expensive project so the funds will have to be in place for that to happen. At the moment, our garden is just an empty lawn but I wish it looked similar to the picture above, that will make my outfit pictures look so good.

Currently,  I take 98% of my outfit pictures right outside my house, which isn’t ideal but I am lazy like that. I know many fashion bloggers go about scouting for the perfect location for their outfit pictures but I just can’t be bothered to go out of my way to take a picture. I understand the background matters when it comes to an outfit picture but most of time, I just find myself right outside my house, taking a picture.

Taking outfit pictures right outside my house is super awkward though. I always have passersby offer to take a picture of both of us together (myself and DH – the cameraman), and the confused look on their faces when we explain why we won’t be needing a picture together just makes it a lot more awkward. They usually don’t get it when I say I am a fashion blogger and we won’t need a picture together. So having a beautiful garden to snap some outfit pictures when I don’t feel like explaining to the whole world why my DH is taking pictures of me will be nice.

I have been busy browsing some beautiful garden design ideas and I am so inspired right now. I know exactly what I want; I want a beautiful and functional garden with a patio, filled up with flowers, with a clear design and layout.

These garden beauties below have inspired me and got my creative juices flowing:


Picture Source: Barnes Walker Ltd/Homify

This pool and water wall garden looks heavenly. It is a bit over the top for our middle size garden, and it will cost a small fortune to maintain but it is a beauty to behold. This will look magical at night.


Picture Source: The Lady Builder/Homify

This is a stylish, modern yet practical garden. The beauty is in the simplicity.


Picture Source: Solardome Industries Ltd

This contemporary garden is my ideal garden; beautiful and functional. It is perfect for my growing family and blog. I can see us snapping some cool outfit pictures in this garden already.

What do you think? Which design is your favourite?

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