So with just over a month to go until the new year hits us, we thought that it’s now acceptable enough to take a look at what is forecast to the be the top trends of 2017.
According to the latest predictions, it is clear to see that the underlying theme of them all is to bring the inside, out. Gardens are now being seen as extended living rooms, an added space for the whole family to enjoy. So to give you some inspiration going into the new beginnings that are just around the corner, we’ve put together some of the top new directions that gardens are going in!
The Seating Arrangement
Seating has moved on lightyears from just the simple table and upright chairs setup. Today, it is much more about finding that comfort, in a welcoming, lounge type environment. In 2017, we’ll see a continued focus on outdoor furniture
sofa sets, however, we are now seeing much more recliner sets and even things like swing seats. With the evolving level of high quality, weather resistance fabrics, it’s going to all be about practical but stunning piece that you would typically see inside of a household.
More Affordable Lighting
If you’ve not noticed already, it seems as those the nation has become obsessed with picturesque lighting, shown through the fact that most bars and restaurants are filling their places with fairy lights. Lighting as a whole is getting cheaper and it a lot more fun. There is a whole host solar powered, battery powered or even rechargeable lights on offer in all different shapes and sizes. Fairy lights can provide the perfect look and outline to the features in your garden and you can even get especially shaped ones to compliment the theme of your garden. Whether you hang them from trees or across your patio, they are a simple, inexpensive way to give you a lovely, warm, soft lighting effect to your space.
The Scandinavian Style
Very much the focus of the 2016 interior design trends, the minimalistic Scandinavian style swept the nation and looks like it’s making its way outside in 2017. The colour of choice appears to be a fresh white accent colour, with complimentary white washes in the surrounding decking, fences and decoration. Add a side table, some candles and a faux fur rug to complete the true Nordic style.
When it comes to the flower side of the things, the Scandi style once again is a key theme, with planting getting softer and more romantic. The top sellers you’ll see are blousy pink Tulipa ‘Angélique’. Enormous blousy pink peonies like Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ fit the mood, or go for Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’, dripping with soft white flowers. Once again it is about the refined and minimalistic sophisticated look.