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People are using strategically placed shower curtains to make their gardens look bigger on social media


Looks fab (Picture: Facebook.Gardening on a Budget Official)

The weather’s been nice (by nice, we mean hot as Hell) and we’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors.

Those with a garden have likely been sunbathing or floating on their inflatable pool during the heatwave – and Instagramming every moment.

But while some of us have dreams of showing off our gardens online, we might not have enough space for them to be truly enviable.

Handily, some people have come up with a trick: using shower curtains as an optical illusion, to make gardens seem much larger on social media than they really are.

The trick has been spreading after members of Facebook group Gardening on a Budget Official showed off their DIY jobs.

The images on the shower curtains are usually pictures taken outside in dreamy destinations, showing doorways, paths, and stairs, to make the garden appear to extend further.

Some have also added fairy lights to give the vision that added rustic feel.

This woman added wooden bits to make it look like a real door (Picture: Facebook.Gardening on a Budget Official)

It’s a pretty simple illusion to create. Just find a shower curtain that has the design you want – choose something outside like a nice street or a stairway and then add it to a fence or garden wall.

One woman even added thin wooden bits to her curtain to create the illusion of an open door, complete with handles.

Add some gravel or garden accessories for effect and voila.

Add some colour to your garden (Picture: Facebook.Gardening on a Budget Official)

Facebookers have been impressed with the staged gardens, commenting on how ‘real’ they look.

One person said the curtain trend was ‘awesome’ while another commented at one of the gardens, saying: ‘This is stunning’.

A third person said the simple trick was ‘really effective’.

If you don’t have a garden, you could always try the balcony?

And if you’re trying to create nature vibes within the house, then make sure to take good care of your houseplants during the heatwave.

We previously chatted with expert Chris Bonnett from GardeningExpress for his wisdom on helping houseplants survive and thrive in the heat.

Check out his tips for ensuring your plants can live their best life during the hot weather.

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