Are you interested in getting more out of your garden space? You might, for instance, be fascinated by the concept of embracing the alfresco lifestyle. Simply put, this is all about getting out in the open and enjoying some wonderful fresh air. You can soak up the sun, relax in the evening or share drinks and food with friends and family. Due to COVID-19, it’s possible that you won’t be traveling much this year. So, it does make sense to explore how you can reinvent and renovate your garden in all the right ways. Here are some ideas you could explore in creating the perfect alfresco space in your garden. 

Add A Seating Area

Outdoor garden table for four with wicker style chairs
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First, you might want to think about adding a seating area to your garden space. Something like this can be connected to your home or separate into a different part of the garden. It’s entirely up to you and will often depend on your individual layout. When you are building or creating a seating area, the first thing that you will need to think about is the ground itself. It’s possible that the majority of your garden is just grass. If that’s the case, then you’re going to need to think about changing this with some patio. You can choose the type of patio that you want, perhaps embracing the idea of a mosaic floor. This is always going to be a unique feature in your garden that will look absolutely incredible. 

Next, you should choose the right furniture for your seating area. Garden furniture doesn’t need to be plain or dull. These days, it does come in a variety of different shapes, styles, and sizes. You just need to make sure that you select the option that will provide the right fit in your garden space. You can even opt for different shades to ensure that it fits with the overall aesthetic of your garden. 

What About Shelter?

Alfresco outdoor garden space with seating for guests
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It’s possible that you want to ensure that you can enjoy your garden all through the year rather than just the summer season. If that’s the case, then you are going to need to build a shelter for your garden. We recommend that you think about creating a shelter that is connected to your home as this will be easier and typically more durable. However, it is possible to build a shelter away from the home too. Depending on the size of your garden, you could even decide to make this a central feature and it could look incredible. Depending on the design you might want to think about hiring a contractor for this job. That way, you don’t have to worry about issues with quality here which could impact the safety of your structure. 

Food And Dining Choices

Of course, if you truly want to embrace the alfresco lifestyle, then you need to make sure that you have the right setup to dine outside. This goes beyond just selecting some dining furniture. You might also want to explore preparing meals in your garden too. You can do this if you learn how to make your own BBQ at home. You can decide how complex or elaborate a feature like this is when included in your garden space. It can be elaborate or simple. It can be permanent or temporary. The choice is entirely up to you but whichever option you choose will give you a way to cook some truly delicious meals. 


Alfresco boho style dining table with lights
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Finally, you might be interested in ensuring that you can enjoy your garden space late into the evening. That is a possibility as long as you choose the right lighting option. There are various types of lighting that could provide the right fit for your garden. For instance, you can think about hanging lanterns in your garden. These can look absolutely incredible and will guarantee that you give your garden a specific type of atmosphere that is difficult, if not impossible, to resist. 

We hope this helps you understand some of the best ways that you can bring your garden to life and ensure that you do get more from this space. If you take the right steps here, then there will be nothing stopping you from spending a lot more time outdoors rather than being stuck inside your four walls. Don’t forget, some of these ideas are also going to be perfect if you are looking for ways to boost the value of your property. This could certainly be a smart choice if you are thinking about selling your home shortly. 

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