How to achieve simplicity
Limit the number of different materials used in your garden and try to link them to the surrounding materials or those used in your house.
For example: match the materials in the garden to either the colour or type of floor materials within the house. If you have wooden floors this may be done by matching the floor to a decking timber or, if you have floor tiles, try to match these to a similar type of paving. If you have walls or steps in the garden to build, use the same bricks that you have in your house.
Limit the number of features within the garden or in one area. Do not clutter up space.
For example, in my garden the pots on my patio seem to multiply like magic, due to impulse buys, presents or other’s cast offs, every so often we have to have a cull of the more cracked and tired looking ones to reclaim back some of the space.
Eclectic can easily become confused and messy.