Big pots, big trees and a big table bring an instant statement to your garden. You don’t want everything to be perfectly proportioned, especially if the space is small as it emphasises even more of its bijou-ness!
One of my all time game changing tricks is to grow things high in my garden. I’ve got black bamboo, jasmine, bay trees, eucalyptus trees, an olive tree, a lilac tree, and a forced Acer tree... I could go on but I feel I will bore you! When you go tall you are blocking out unsightly houses, neighbour's rooms (sorry neighbours – taste level issues) and you are creating your own little world. I love not being able to see anyone, just green swaying branches.
ADD STRING LIGHTS
I run them all across the garden, suspending them from trees along some wire, everywhere and anywhere. I’ve also grown a mile-a-minute across a wire suspended from one side of my garden to the other. Not only does it provide a lovely decorative element, it blocks out an unsightly extension from next door.
KEEP THINGS NATURAL
This is personal obviously but I rock a 'just gotten out of bed' vibe with interiors & fashion; nothing is manicured, glossy, groomed or too ‘done'. Everything is very relaxed - almost horizontal - and the same applies to my garden. I don’t want things nicely pruned, I like things to just grow in their shape and when I want them to grow fast, I tomato feed the hell out of everything!