With spring in full bloom and summer just around the corner, it’s time to look forward to relaxing and dining outdoors! This year, upgrading garden spaces and outdoor furniture has become more popular than ever. It’s easy to see why, after a year of being closed up indoors people are craving nature and being outdoors more than ever before. We’ve compiled a list of the 4 best outdoor garden & furniture trends for 2021 to help you upgrade your outdoor space and make it feel as cosy as the rest of your home!
1. Getting the most out of balconies
All it takes is a small balcony to create your own outdoor retreat! This year’s trend is all about turning any small outdoor area into a dynamic outdoor living space. Don’t feel limited by the lack of space, with some careful planning and ingenuity you can create an outdoor oasis for yourself! Here are some practical tips for optimizing a balcony:
- Use fake plants. This is a great option for balconies without a lot of sunshine or for those people that just can’t seem to keep houseplants alive!
- Use fake grass turf to add a real grass feel.
- If you don’t have the space for real plants, use your vertical space to add a greenery or herb wall.
- Create some privacy with some fencing or bamboo screens.
- If you don’t have the room for chairs, try large cushions for floor seating!
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2. Turn your garden into an extra room
The concept of “outdoor homing” is the latest trend to make waves this year! Outdoor homing is the idea that your outdoor garden should be an extension of your actual home and given the same love and attention! The best way to turn your outdoor garden into a functional room is through the use of outdoor furniture. For instance, investing in a quality outdoor dining table and chair set will inspire you to take your meals outdoors!
Another great idea to make your outdoor space feel like an extension of your home is to get creative and decorate an outdoor wall in the same way you would indoors. Add unusual touches not normally seen outside such as curtains, picture frames or pendant lights. Just remember to plan accordingly for the weather in your local area and make sure everything is waterproof.
3. Make it all about comfort
With people now spending a lot of time outdoors, there’s been an increase in demand for outdoor furniture that is as comfortable as it is stylish. Gone are the days of plastic outdoor patio sets, this year’s trend is for ultra-comfortable and padded outdoor furniture! Making an outdoor space feel more comfortable is all about adding calming elements, harmonizing colors and adding comfortable seating that people will actually enjoy sitting in!
When choosing outdoor furniture, take a couple of things into consideration. Choose furniture that can withstand your local weather or can easily be brought indoors. Consider dual-purpose furniture if you’re tight on space. Lastly, test out any seating before you buy it. No one enjoys sitting on uncomfortable outdoor furniture so make sure your new pieces are inviting before you commit. Remember, you can always make outdoor furniture more comfortable with large pillows and throw blankets!
4. Bring the luxurious outdoors
The last of this season’s garden furniture trends is to bring a bit of luxury to the outdoors. As more and more people want to feel like they are vacationing in their own backyards, the trend is to incorporate decadent pieces of furniture usually only seen indoors such as area rugs, chandeliers, and spacious, cushioned couches.
What’s the best way to evoke a bit of luxury outside? The lighting scheme! Romantic, professionally designed lighting will add a bit of drama to any outdoor space. When it comes to outdoor lighting you want to to plan it out in layers similarly to how you would indoors. Include lanterns or pendant lights at the highest level, add some mid-level ambience lighting and lastly, highlight pathways and walkways with some LED lights. Try it, you’ll be amazed at the luxury feeling the right lighting makes!
Incorporate some of these new garden furniture trends into your outdoor space and create your own little oasis! Spending time outdoors is good for you – according to science it can improve your health, reduce stress & anxiety, and make you feel more resilient and hopeful, so create an outdoor space you’ll want to spend time in!