Warmer weather is on the horizon, and if you’re lucky enough to have a garden or patio, now is the time to start thinking about creating a great outdoor space to spend the summer months in.
While gardens were once seen as separate spaces, outdoor areas are now becoming an extension of our homes, with comfy seating, sociable dining spaces and fashionable finishing touches becoming more and more popular.
So how do you create a stylish outdoor space that flows with your home décor and ticks all the trend boxes? If you’re in need of a little inspiration, look no further. We’re delving into the hottest garden styling trends for 2019.
Bringing the indoors out
As we’ve already mentioned, a modern garden should extend your living space and bring the indoors out, making it easy to transition between the two spaces. Outdoor living spaces are a popular choice right now, allowing you to enjoy the comfort of upholstered furniture and soft furnishings while you soak up the sunshine.
The key to creating a comfy, indoor/outdoor area is the right outdoor furniture. Spacious outdoor sofas are the perfect place to relax and will create a homely feel. Simple add cushions and an outdoor rug to complete the look.
Just like in a living room, an outdoor seating space needs a fabulous centrepiece. A firepit will add much needed warmth on an evening and create a great talking point when you have guests.
Whether you’re skipping your summer holiday this year or just want to extend that vacation feeling, take inspiration from exotic locations and luxury hotels when planning your garden this year.
We’re seeing a trend for ‘staycation’ style furniture such as sun loungers and day beds that will bring poolside chic to any outdoor space. Perfect for getting those holiday vibes from the comfort of your home.
If you love your garden but not all the work that comes with looking after it, you’ll want to know about our next trend. Hanging planters and pots are popular indoors and out this season and are a great choice for low maintenance gardening.
Add a boho feel to your patio or yard by grouping together textured and patterned pots or bring indoor style outside with a metallic plant pot and stand.
When it comes to materials, gardens are going back to nature for 2019. Bright, synthetic materials are out and natural, neutral fabrics are in. Opt for tactile textures and surfaces such as rattan and wicker to add interest to your outdoor space.
Get the look with furniture made from a natural weave, such as the Kersey corner garden set which features a beautifully handwoven texture.
For a finishing touch, add a Scandi-chic look to your outdoor space with woven baskets and planters.
Industrial style furniture has been popular for a while now, but for 2019 it’s moving into our gardens. Add a urban edge to your outdoor space with architectural shapes and heavy-duty materials such as concrete and metal which are practical and hardwearing.
Industrial outdoor furniture such as the Rufolo dining set works well in urban gardens and terraces but can add a cool edge to suburban outdoor spaces too.
A splash of colour
If you want to bring a little colour to your garden this summer, opt for on-trend shades of blue, green and burnt orange. Painted plant pots, cushions and woven throws are the perfect way to get that indoor/outdoor vibe and create a welcoming space.
We’re also predicting the arrival of bold patterns and clashing prints to add interest to seating areas and entertaining spaces.
Which outdoor trends will you be trying this summer? For more inspiration, shop our range of glorious garden furniture.