Known for its vibrant selection of bars, restaurants, and even shopping centres, the city of Birmingham is one of the best places to relocate to in the UK.


However, moving to a new house – especially to a new city – can be difficult, particularly when you are trying to make your new property feel like home. Many new homeowners choose to focus on their garden first, since renovating your outdoors can often be a therapeutic activity that helps you deal with the stress of moving to a new house. It is also a great time of year to give your new garden a makeover and enjoy the last bit of summer sun in 2020. So, if you are new to the city and want to make your garden in your new house feel like your own, below are some ways on how to personalise your outdoor space.

  1. DIY Hanging Basket


One of the easiest ways to make your new garden feel inviting is by adding a hanging basket full of flowers. To save money, make your own DIY hanging basket using an old colander, a liner, some compost, and then whichever flowers you desire. Why not head down to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for some floral inspiration!

  2.  Vertical Gardens


Along with adding some new flora and fauna, vertical gardens are great for new homeowners that have limited garden space. Evergreen plants are the most practical choice of plant to keep your wall looking good all-year-around, while you can also include any additional flowers to spruce things up. Whether you decide to grow beautiful blooms or simply have a feature wall of green foliage, arbourlandscapesolutions.co.uk offers everything from metal screen cladding and contemporary green screens, to instant hedging and further green screening ideas.

  3.  Upcycle Furniture


You don’t have to fill your new outdoor space with boring, ordinary patio furniture. A great way to make your new garden feel like home is by introducing indoor furniture, outside. Not only will this provide the same comfort of lounging around on your sofa, but it will give your new outdoor space a special personal touch. If you want to save money on furniture, try upcycling. You can pick up second-hand items at flea markets, or even on gumtree. You can then head to Birmingham Rag Market to pick up some additional fabrics and make cushion covers for your new upcycled seats!

  4.  Dining Area


If you can’t wait to invite family and friends over to your new home, make sure you set up a dining area in your garden to host a BBQ or evening drinks. Dining alfresco means you can make the most of the British summer, and also your new garden area. Make sure to pick up some good outdoor lighting like solar-powered fairy lights for when the sun goes down!

Feeling like you’re at home in your new house in Birmingham is an essential part of making a move across the country. Use the tips above to help you make your new house feel like a home and explore your vibrant new city at the same time!

By Ed