Media is certainly changing. Slowly but surely consumers are moving away from traditional print media outlets such as newspapers and glossy magazines and opting to get their information from the bevy of digital media outlets popping up every day. Content is now delivered differently, through social channels and we find ourselves reading what the internet or more specifically, facebook deems important to our lives. With the glut of content instantly available night and day there is a silver lining! The voyeuristic hobby of house and design stalking is now oh so easy.
With a broad range of social content sharing sites such as Pinterest, houzz, Instagram and Facebook, it’s like having thousands of design ideas at the tip of your fingers. Ready to view and adapt to suit your design.
Not sure where to start? Why not search popular terms like “garden design”, “deck”, “landscape architecture” or “landscaping” to get started. You’ll soon find yourself clicking away through designs and ideas from people and places you may never even heard of. Start a board on Pinterest, like a host of local landscape designers and suppliers in your city and start collecting thoughts and images to help you design your dream garden.
Searching your local area, for example “Brisbane Homes” or “Brisbane gardens” is a great way to review the style that’s popular in your area and suited your local environment. You can also learn about the landscaping design style of your particular suburb. It is also a great way to get an insight into the professional landscape, who’s who in landscaping (or building) in your locality and could give you a glimpse of the work your chosen professional has completed.
Collecting ideas of what you like (and even what you don’t like) is a great starting point for your first meeting with a landscape architect, landscaper or even Owen Sharrocks our Onsite Consultant. It will also guide you in decisions when visiting a selection centre like that here at Centenary Landscaping Supplies; are you looking for stone or concrete, rock or blocks?
Before you start your next project, why not jump on to social media and start clicking your way through thousands of fantastic examples of local and internationally landscape design to help you craft your own garden.