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17 no fuss ideas to modernise your outdated garden

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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If you think your garden is a little old hat and could do with a freshen up but don't fancy taking on a total gardening redesign, there are a host of fantastic accessories and additions that can update the look without breaking the bank or your back.

You'll be surprised how simply you can inject some much needed modernity just by following the lead of amazing landscapers who've created contemporary masterpieces. To make it even easier, we've brought together a list of key items for you right here, so let's take a look!

1. Invest in a funky seating set

A drab space immediately becomes a social haven!

2. Create a clip-lock patio

It can be laid in minutes and looks amazing right from the start.

3. Install a green wall

Instant gorgeousness with no messing about.

4. Choose designer fencing

The more interesting, the better!

5. Add high level planters

Anyone can have them at ground level, so go above and beyond.

6. Funky water features will liven things up

7. Eye-catching lighting makes a big impact

And offers day-to-night practicality.

8. Bunting and garlands add a little charm and fun

In a temporary way.

9. A cactus garden adds some contemporary flair

And needs little input from you once in place.

10. Glass decking inserts are hard to beat

11. Painted walls

Instantly brighten things up.

12. Wall art doesn't have to stay inside the house

So liven up those outdoor spaces too!

13. A grilling station

Adds modern dining potential.

14. A modern garden swing

Is a fun take on a traditional garden element.

15. Tall stunning planters

Are quick to install and look exceptionally contemporary and expensive.

16. Bench seating with bright cushions

Looks great and more modern than a picnic table.

17. Unusual outbuildings are impossible to ignore

See how easy all these ideas to complete? 

If you're looking for even more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 17 Simple Ideas To Boost Your Small Outdoor Space.

How would you most like to improve your garden?
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