Having an effective outdoor design can make your garden the ultimate place to wind down after a long hard day. Of course, the elements of a perfect garden design vary from person to person, but if your vision inclines towards a Scandi setting for your garden space, then you’re in the right place. Here at North Valley Composites, we’re the UK’s leading supplier of quality composite fencing panels. Having designed a variety of fencing panels to suit a range of different garden settings, we know a few things about what it takes to create the perfect minimalist design in your garden, as well as a couple of recommendations as to the kinds of colours that would best suit your minimalist composite fencing. So, here are our top tips on how you can create the perfect minimalist space in your garden! Be selective with your materials Rocks, gravel and paving stones and other neutrally-toned elements are all great choices for forming the base colour palette for your design. Alongside these, you might also want to consider adding some distinctive textures like glass and concrete to your garden design, as these are classically minimal materials which are great for adding layers to your space without overpowering the overall feel. What’s more, given that it’s a garden you’re designing after all, it’s worth thinking about how (or even if) you’re going to be laying grass, especially since it combines really well with other natural surfaces like stone and wood. “Simple, elegant and natural” is the mantra when it comes to selecting the right materials for your minimalist garden setting. Pick out some perfect plants In a minimalist space, you may want to consider adding a bit of greenery to your space to help highlight the area a bit more. If you’ve not heard of it, there’s a really great technique known as xeriscaping. Essentially, it’s a landscaping process that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental waste in your garden. It’s ideal for minimalist spaces, and well worth checking out! As a general rule, try not to go too over the top with your plant selection, as this can make your garden appear crowded and directionless. Not very Scandi! Choose a focal point This is often overlooked by a lot of people when they decide they want to create a minimalist space in their garden, but it’s actually a really great way of creating interest around a particular space in your garden without taking anything away from the minimalist feel. Think fountains, statues, potted plants or a fire pit. A large feature like one of these is a great way to draw the eye of anyone looking onto your garden. It might sound counterintuitive if you’re going for a minimalist space, but actually one large feature can provide a far more understated look than having lots of little different features around the garden instead, as these can easily cause it to end up looking cluttered. Of course, if you’re looking to border your delightfully minimalist design with the most reliable, durable and stylish composite fencing in the UK, we’re here to help. Our composite fencing is the low-maintenance option that can keep your space looking at its very best for a decade or more. What’s more, we provide composite fencing in a variety of different colours like Golden Oak, Driftwood, and Black Ash. And if you need any help narrowing down your options, that’s what we’re here for. If you’ve got any questions or need any advice, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01282 677300 to talk to a friendly member of our team, and we’ll be only too happy to see how we can help.