In the age of Instagram, many of us want our homes to be photo-ready all of the time. But, there’s only so much you can do to your living room and bedroom before everything starts to look a bit overdone. Fortunately, summer is finally on its way, which means you’ll soon be able to spend far more time enjoying your outdoor space. So, why not give your garden a makeover, too? Just think how many likes you’ll get on all of the garden party, al fresco dining, and cocktail photos you’ll be able to post. To help you inject some personality into your garden, here are 3 IDEAL ways to ensure your garden is Instagram ready for summer. 


If your outdoor space currently looks quite plain and lifeless, you can help to revive it by planting plenty of flowers in an array of colours. If you don’t have a great deal of gardening experience, it’s best to opt for low-maintenance varieties that won’t need much tending to once they’ve been planted.

Here are just some of the easy-to-grow flowers we would recommend planting in your garden this season:

  • Azaleas
  • Lavender
  • Crocuses
  • Sunflowers
  • Petunias

Pepper these throughout your garden by planting them in flower beds, pots, and creative planters to ensure all of your summer Instagrams will be full of colour.


A great way to add personality to your garden while making it feel homelier is by bringing soft furnishings like cushions, throws, and rugs outdoors.

Cushions are great as, not only are they great for adding colour and dashes of personality to your garden, but they will up the comfort factor too. The Garden Furniture Centre offers a variety of outdoor cushions, from scatter pillows to those that are designed to be attached to your garden chairs. Plus, they come in a range of bright and beautiful colours, which is exactly what you’ll need when taking your summer snaps.

Another great tip is to incorporate an rug into the décor of your garden. Again, they’re great for adding some colour and personality, but they’ll also up the comfort level of your space. You just have to make sure you choose a mat that’s been designed for use outside and remember to take it back inside when the weather is poor. Rugs Direct offers a huge selection of outdoor rugs, ranging from those with a plain and simplistic design to others that are bright and bold. Whatever vibe you’re going for, they’ll have the perfect rug for your garden.


When it comes to getting the perfect Instagram shot, it’s all about the details. So, dressing your garden up with some fairy lights, bunting, and quirky ornaments can make all the difference.

If you would like some quirky garden decorations that you won’t see everywhere, check out the selection from From personalised street signs to planters made from copper brogues, you’ll find some unique pieces that are perfect for livening up your garden.

To prevent things from looking messy, it’s important that you decide on a colour scheme before you buy any of your decorative bits and pieces. Pastels work great in spring and summer, white and silver always looks classy, and pale pink and rose gold is very on-trend. But, you can go for any colour scheme you like.