The past twelve months have taught us to love our garden spaces more than ever before, with ongoing lockdowns meaning the only outdoor time we’ve had bar the odd bit of daily exercise has been in our own backyards. But it hasn’t all been a bad thing, and many of us have cultivated a new-found appreciation for our lawns, flowerbeds and patios, taking the opportunity to give them the much-needed care and attention they deserve and create an outdoor space to be proud of.
For some luxury homeowners, gardens have traditionally been something of an after-thought, with little time to make the most of them and turn them into a haven they’d be eager to show off to friends – but a well-designed garden is essential when it comes to maintaining the overall look and feel of your abode, and can make or break any first impression on any guest. As we head into the summer months, and social distancing rules finally begin to ease, garden parties and barbecues are already back on the cards, so if you’ve yet to upgrade your own garden area, then there’s no time like the present to get started.
Inside X Outside
The trend for bringing the outdoors indoors has been growing in recent years, with foliage, flowers and herb gardens making their way inside our homes to allow nature to take centre stage. But the opposite is also a huge trend to watch in 2021, with indoor living spaces extending out into the garden to create a new synergy and flow.
Garden rooms, such as sheds, log cabins and summer houses, are also gaining popularity this year, and have allowed locked-down luxury lovers to enjoy the natural environment of their gardens even in cooler or less favourable weather. Each of these provides some additional sheltered space, and by bringing plants and flowers inside them and furnishing them with some lavish luxury pieces, they can be great spaces for guests to keep warm during garden soirees, as well as making for wonderful places to relax and unwind with a good book on those quiet days to yourself.
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Pubs and bars may be back open now, but a garden bar will ensure that you’ll always have somewhere to source your favourite tipple during the summer months, on those days when you just want to stay at home. Beer gardens are set to be packed to the rafters as the weather warms up, which isn’t the kind of environment in which everyone enjoys relaxing with a glass of their favourite champagne – so create your own haven away from the masses by jumping on the bandwagon with this burgeoning trend.
Searches for garden bars have surged 122 per cent over the past twelve months, with many opting to set up a cabana or beach style bar in their back gardens, complete with fridge, freezer and bar stools. If you enjoy entertaining, then it’s certain to go down well with guests – all you’ll need so that you can relax and enjoy is someone on hand to serve!
A modern furniture upgrade
Looking for some edgy new furniture for your garden space? Hanging egg chairs are a new trend to watch. These trendy suspended chairs are often seen at some of the world’s most modern and stylish luxury hotels, so if you have fond memories of relaxing in one with a good book while on holiday, you’ll likely need little persuading to invest in your own.
With a nod back to the afore-mentioned trend of bringing the outdoors indoors vice versa, rattan corner sofas are set to remain a key component of any well-designed luxury garden and promise a relaxing summer outdoors. Maximising your outdoor seating now is a great way to accommodate guests after a year of lockdown, and will ensure that friends and family remain comfortable during garden get-togethers.