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Love Island garden ideas and inspiration

3.3 million of us have tuned in to watch love and drama unfold in the dreamy Love Island villa. But it’s not just the Islanders that are turning our heads this summer. Many of us are taking inspiration from the modern and spacious Majorcan villa to create our own picture-perfect gardens. So much so, that 31% more garden-related jobs have been posted on Rated People in 2021 so far, compared to 2020.

So, whether your heart’s set on a fire pit or you’re longing for your own swimming pool, discover 5 top tips from lifestyle influencer, Our_Little_Doer_Upper, on how to create the ultimate Love Island garden that’ll give you those holiday vibes at home!

1. Study your space

Grey balcony patio with modern seating

Before planning any garden design, it is important you get to know the area you are working with. Identify which areas are shady and which have the most sun. It is also worth noting where the sun sets in the evening. This is key for creating the ultimate outdoor entertainment area as you can add a seating area that catches the last of the evening sun and work the rest of the space around this.

Creating an outdoor entertaining area could increase your home’s value by £4,286, according to The Rated People Home Improvement Trends Report: 2020.

2. Add lighting

Festoon lighting above group of people eating an evening meal at a garden table

Create the atmosphere you’re looking for in your garden with some lighting. Festoon lighting is a great way to bring a holiday vibe to your space, or why not try some uplighters in your garden beds for that boutique villa feel? 

An impressive 48% more outdoor lighting jobs have been posted on Rated People this year, compared to the same period last year.

3. Create focal features

Love Island garden inspiration: Roaring firepit overlooking the sunset

Make your garden a social hub by creating interesting areas and features. For example, a fire pit and a seating area is the perfect place to entertain when the sun goes down, or you can add a hot tub to your garden for the ultimate luxury.

Did you know? Building a swimming pool could add as much as £7,707 to your home’s overall value.

4. Invest in plants and foliage

Love Island garden inspiration: Outdoor seating area with wooden patio, large plants and sun loungers

Add foliage for a tropical paradise. Banana plants and palms can create that exotic, getaway feel.

Triple the number of homeowners have requested low-maintenance astro-turf instead of lawns in their gardens, meaning they’ll spend less time mowing and more time sunbathing!

5. Add some height

Raised border planter with southern growing plants

Use raised borders to create interest and work in colour without taking up too much space. Sleepers can add some height in your garden and painting them can add an extra pop of colour for that modern, luxury villa feel.

Whatever your budget, hire a skilled tradesperson to talk through your Love Island garden vision and make it a reality.

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