There’s often a misconception that when it comes to gardens, they either just ‘happen’, growing and evolving as additional plants and furniture are added wherever they fit, or they follow a strict set style, with no room for flexibility.
However, some of the best gardens are created when different garden styles are used together, taking elements from both traditional and contemporary designs to create an outdoor space that suits any home. Here are some of the ways you can design a transitional garden…
Tip: When mixing design styles, be sure to make the space either predominantly modern or traditional, with accent pieces of the other. Allowing one design to dominate will keep the overall look cohesive, and prevent it from feeling like everything is fighting for attention.
Building a modern sunken patio in the midst of a rustic, overgrown traditional garden (like in the above garden in Chiswick from KR Garden Design), can provide a more calming space without compromising on the overall cottage-like feel.
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