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Pinterest Gardens That Will Make You Green With Envy

It’s no secret that we love sourcing inspiration from Pinterest, a virtual scrapbook of ideas that you can use to transform your garden, whatever your taste and budget.

Here at Utility we've rounded up our favourite pins to inspire creativity in your outdoor space, whether you have a simple paved yard or a more structured and built up garden space.

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Our favourite garden lighting...

Set the mood with ambient outdoor lighting...

Simple string lighting hung from trees and fences adds a touch of romanticism to any outdoor space. Create intimate seating areas by hanging lights above your outdoor furniture.


Spotlights add drama and interest to planted areas such as borders and flower beds, whilst wall lights are a fantastic way to give light to darker sections of your garden. Outdoor lighting also has the added bonus of being a great tool for security, by ensuring that all areas of your outdoor space are illuminated.


We recommend our FLOS Giant Wall Light, a stylish and elegant piece that is as much a design object as it is a lamp.

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Upgrading a small garden or yard...


No matter how big or small your outdoor space is, there's always room for creativity. Style and arrange planted pots and make use of borders with old stone or wood. Make use of clean lines to accentuate the space through a vertical lawn or path.


Areas for entertaining...


When the weather is nice, there's nothing more pleasant than making use of your outdoor space to entertain friends and family. Opt for an informal feel by the way of scattered cushions and blankets, or style a more structured seating area made up of benches or tables and chairs. For a laid-back look, hammock's will create a corner of relaxation that guests will feel totally tranquil in.


If you're upgrading your outdoor space, we recommend the clean lines of the Hay Palisade collection. Made from electro-galvanized powder coated steel, it  offers a robust frame whilst giving a contemporary look to your outdoor space.

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Creative planting...



Plants create textures, shapes and a truly natural colour palette within your outdoor space. Be as creative as you like mixing up pots, borders and experimenting with trellises for plants to weave and grow, filling out your garden. 




Whether it's adorning your trees with tea lights in glass bottles or planting up a bird cage with wild flowers, accessorising is one of the most fun parts of creating a beautiful garden space that is personal and unique to you.


Accessorise your space further with the quirky and charismatic Kartell Garden Gnomes Stools, enabling you to feature a classic and iconic garden accessory without compromising your design integrity.

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Feeling inspired?

You can find us on Pinterest too! Follow us at Utility Design for design trends, gift ideas, interior inspiration and more.

Do you have any top tips for creating an outdoor space that will make your friends green with envy?

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