Summer is almost here, and we couldn’t miss the opportunity to share the biggest garden trends of 2021 with our readers. As we all know, the pandemic has changed the way we live, and it’s made us more interested in improving our home and our outdoor area. Many of us will spend this summer at home instead of visiting exotic locations as we used to do in the past. As a result, it’s very important to surround ourselves with beauty and good vibes.
It is safe to say that the best way to fully enjoy this summer is by focusing your efforts on making the most out of your garden and turning it into an oasis for relaxation and joy. Read on to learn how to bring the holiday vibes closer to home!
Let’s start with this attractive style that will always be one of our favourites. Sun-bleached wood, weathered furniture, pebbles and cobbles, tiles, succulents and exotic plants, are just a few details that can turn your garden into a Mediterranean paradise. If you’re a fan of laid-back outdoor living, having delicious meals in the garden and then relaxing and enjoying a refreshing siesta on a comfortable chaise-longue, this style is perfect for you. To recreate it, make sure to include plenty of comfortable and informal spaces with colourful textiles and rustic details.
We are very excited to see that Mediterranean style is in this year because it’s really easy and affordable to achieve. All you need is some terracotta planters and plenty of palms and drought-tolerant plants. Don’t forget about the mosaic tiles that are so popular in Mediterranean gardens and that can be used to decorate your walls, your outdoor furniture, and even your planters. If you can’t get your hands on mosaic, you can use stained glass or broken dishes instead.
A great thing about the Mediterranean style is that it is really great for small gardens, especially if you are a creative person. Read on to find out what furniture trends that will complement your Mediterranean garden this summer.
The main goals of garden furniture are providing comfort and being attractive. As mentioned above, this summer is all about having fun at home and furniture plays an important role. Comfortable seating, such as hanging egg chairs and rattan sofas are great options. These must-have comfortable pieces of furniture will prove to be perfect places to unwind with a good book, to meditate, to relax after work, and to spend time with family and friends.
If you have your eye on a very cute hanging egg chair, we recommend buying it before it’s out of stock. As summer approaches, hanging chairs will start to go out of stock quickly. The same applies to rattan sofas and chairs.
If hanging chairs and rattan is not your cup of tea, we recommend going for teak furniture. Part of the Japandi trend, teak garden furniture is a staple for Zen gardens and has become accessible and affordable over the past few years.
In addition to comfortable furniture, you might have noticed that more and more people are decorating their gardens with outdoor rugs. If you’ve seen Oprah’s interview with Harry and Megan, you know what we’re talking about. The outdoor setting in which this controversial interview took place illustrates the important role of outdoor rugs and natural materials and it is a real source of inspiration for homeowners worldwide.
Garden pods and summer houses are another major trend of 2021. More and more people need to create extra space on their properties without going through all the trouble and messiness of adding a second story to their house or building an annexe. The best option is investing in a garden pod or a wooden summer house. Regardless of what you choose, these structures are always eco-friendly, easy-to-install, durable, attractive, and affordable. Garden pods are versatile and can be used in many different ways, based on your needs and preferences.
What compelled many of our clients to buy a garden pod is the possibility of turning them into garden offices. Working remotely has become a very popular practice since the beginning of the pandemics and we are happy to offer a great solution. Our garden offices can be used year-round; you can opt for insulation, and choose a model that fits your garden and budget best. If you are looking for a small garden office, we recommend our Eco-friendly Garden Pod Popup, our Mini Hansa Lounge, or the Small Garden Room Noah. If you’re looking for something larger, check out Barbados Plus Garden Room with Storage Space.
Don’t need a home office? That doesn’t mean that you don’t need a garden pod. Our clients use their garden pods as guest bedrooms, game rooms, gyms, outdoor kitchens, outdoor bars, man caves, hobby rooms, etc. Spacious and comfortable, garden pods are whatever you need them to be. Furthermore, they will make your property more attractive if you plan on selling.
If you’re lucky enough to travel this summer, you’ll notice that garden pods are popping up everywhere but they are sometimes labelled as glamping pods. They are a great alternative to camping. If you want to enjoy nature but still be in a comfortable location, you should definitely book a glamping pod.