Our garden spaces have become perhaps more important to us than ever over the past year, with more time at home due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and our outdoor spaces offering us a much-needed dose of fresh air as we venture further afield.
Transforming your garden into an outdoor sanctuary couldn’t be easier, and you might as well have fun doing it. Creating the perfect place to relax and unwind over the coming months, while making sure it’s the perfect setting for a small social gathering, we take a look at some of the top gardening trends for this 2021.
1.- Bringing indoors
The trend of taking our homes outdoors has made our living spaces filled with foliage and a fresh, modern feel, but this season, it’s all about turning it around and bringing a sense of comfortable living space to your outdoor world.
When it comes to creating a luxurious feel, it’s all about combining style with comfort, and investing in a three-piece suite for your garden is the quickest way to achieve the desired effect.
Wicker furniture and with a plethora of designs and colors to choose from that offer a thoroughly modern touch, whatever your garden aesthetic, you’ll find something to suit your needs. Opt for gray or neutral tones to mimic the 2021 trend, or be brave and choose white to add lightness and brightness to your garden.
2.- Split Levels
Setting your garden on multiple levels can make any outdoor space feel more multidimensional, each serving its purpose and enhancing the overall aesthetic.
This type of design presents an excellent opportunity to play with materials and shapes, with raised flowerbeds, stepping stones, patios and terraces all having a role to play. It is also an excellent way to maximize space in an urban garden, with areas for entertaining, relaxing, planting a vegetable garden or simply letting nature do its thing.
3.- Belgian design
We’ve long been inspired by the home and garden of Scandinavia, but this year, it’s Belgium’s turn to take center stage, especially when it comes to nature.
Belgium is quickly making a name for itself among landscape garden designers thanks to its high-quality, high-end garden products. From woven fiber fencing and pretty clay pots to glorious garden lights, it couldn’t be easier to inject a little Belgian sophistication into your aesthetic.
It’s often the little things that create the most impressive overall effect, and a few extra touches like these can make all the difference. With a few changes here and there, you’ll add a touch of luxury to your garden.
4.- Patterned gardens
Pattern and texture will be key elements of our gardens this year, with the minimalist obsession that has dominated for some years now slowly beginning to fade.
Today’s gardens are putting wildlife back in the spotlight, with designs based on habitats suitable for them to breed, feed and pollinate. We will begin to see softer transitions between hard landscaped areas and softer planting areas to create a smoother flow throughout the space, and ceramic tiles will return in an attempt to add color and life to your garden.
5.- Backyard gardening
Self-sufficiency is one of the fastest growing garden trends for 2021 and has been popular for some time now, with more people than ever opting to grow their own organic fruit and vegetables, something that has been further accelerated by the pandemic.
The number of Brits moving towards a plant-based lifestyle has increased by 360 percent over the last decade, combined with rising food prices and a desire to reduce food miles and carbon footprint, and there’s no time like the present to start. This year, we can expect to see an increase in vegetables, salads and herbs that are easy to grow in small spaces, such as wall pots and patio containers, so if you’ve always loved playing farmer, then it’s a great place to start.
There’s never been a better time to love your garden, and with a few simple tweaks, you can make the most of any outdoor living space with a sleek and sophisticated update for 2021. You’ll love it, your friends and family will love it, and the surrounding wildlife will too.