Article by Nick Rinylo
We’re currently experiencing something of a gardening renaissance. In fact, research shows that, as a nation, we spent 77% more on our outdoor spaces between April to June 2021. And the gardening surge shows no signs of slowing down any time soon, that’s for sure.
Due to the COIVID-19 pandemic, many of us have spent more time in our gardens than we perhaps did pre-lockdown. So, it’s no surprise that we all want to know what’s trending when it comes to outdoor spaces. Read on to discover the hottest garden trends for 2022.
Confidence in colour
It’s been a rather drab couple of years, to say the least. That said, the easing of lockdown restrictions means that we are slowly getting “back to normal.” As public confidence returns and we continue to get back to the people and things we love, so will a taste for bold, daring and beautiful colours.
Pinterest-perfect pinks, purples, reds, and oranges are set to be abundant across social media feeds and gardens in 2022. From Instagram-worthy azaleas and begonias to stunning orange marigolds and amaryllis, there’s something for everyone.
And it’s not just colourful flowers that we expect to see more of in 2022. Don’t be afraid to play around with colour when it comes to your outdoor furniture fabrics. Your garden should be your sweet escape. Plus, a pop of colour will help brighten your outdoor space and give your guests something to admire.
Green will always be in en vogue
For those who are not a big fan of bright colours and would prefer something more earthy, don’t worry! Whilst we look forward to embracing many new and colourful garden trends for 2022, that doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to the classics.
Green-leafed plants will always remain firm favourites when it comes to garden trends. After all, green is a symbol of rebirth, renewal, and hope. And what better time of year than now to surround ourselves with reminders of nature’s beauty?
From evergreen shrubs, ferns and grasses, there are plenty of green-leafed plants for you to choose from. So, if you’re thinking of turning your outdoor space into a green oasis, what are you waiting for?
The only way is up
Who said that city dwellers can’t enjoy the beauty of nature as well? We all know that greenery can do wonders for both our mental and physical health. Whether it’s providing much-needed tranquillity amid moments of stress or improving air quality, simply surrounding yourself with nature can really help you feel more grounded and in control.
Those with limited outdoor space can also enjoy the benefits of nature. Vertical gardens, which are grown on a wall, have taken the gardening world by storm. Whether you have a small garden, balcony, or even a spare wall, a vertical garden is perfect for those looking to add some greenery to their garden without taking up too much space.
Vertical gardens are also the perfect addition to any indoor space and can (quite literally) breathe life into your home. Head over here for some inspiration on building your own DIY vertical garden.
Try the layered effect
Winter typically means cooler temperatures and limited sunshine. So understandably, many of us tend not to use our gardens to the fullest for a good portion of the year. However, enjoying your garden in winter is more than doable. In fact, part of making the most out of your garden as the temperature drops could involve Hygge.
You may be wondering what Hygge is. If you look it up in the dictionary, you might not find the answer you’re looking for. Hygge is a Danish word that doesn’t quite have a direct translation in English. Cosiness is the word that comes closest to reflecting what the concept of Hygge is. But it’s worth noting that Hygge is more of an ideology than a lifestyle or trend. It’s all about creating your own little sanctuary to create a sense of belonging and contentment – including in the garden.
Sound like something you’re interested in? Good! Simply layer different textured blankets and cushions on your outdoor furniture to create a modern, yet cosy indoor-outdoor feel. Outdoor candles and firelight can help you feel the Hygge even more.
Make sure to protect your outdoor furniture and invest in pieces that will last. Perhaps an outdoor rug that will fare well on wet days and add some texture to your patio. Voilà! You have a nice, cosy garden that you can enjoy all year round.
Turn up the heat
When it comes to garden trends, our minds often jump to plants and patio furniture. After all, those are things that usually catch our eye first. But gardens shouldn’t just be nice to look at, they should also be enjoyed and, more importantly, used.
Whether you’re looking to host a garden party in the middle of winter or have a few friends over on a summer evening, the weather shouldn’t be an obstacle – especially after you’ve carefully curated your outdoor space.
To make your garden more inviting, it may be worth investing in outdoor heating. Plus, outdoor heating will make your garden feel even more intimate and warm.
There you have it! Those are the top garden trends for 2022. Get in touch with our team today to discover how we can help you level up your garden this year. We’d be happy to help you with all your outdoor furnishing needs.