If you are looking to upgrade your garden this spring, you will want to know all about the best trends. After all, you will want to make sure your garden looks stylish, rather than appearing dated and out of touch! With that in mind, let’s take a look at three modern styles you’re bound to love for your garden this spring.
There is only one place to begin, and this is with stunning rattan furniture. Rattan furniture has become extremely popular over the past few years, especially garden cube sets. Cube sets are popular because they make great use of garden space. This is because the chairs neatly slide under the table when they are not in use, ensuring that they don’t take up a lot of floor space.
You will need to decide on whether you want to go for real rattan or synthetic. If you want to buy your rattan furniture for outdoor use then you will have to go down the synthetic route. Natural rattan is only suitable for indoor environments or for a covered patio area. On the other hand, synthetic rattan can be used for both purposes. It is important to bear this in mind. If you were to buy real rattan tables and place those outside then their quality and beauty would diminish dramatically. Nonetheless, despite the differentiation with regards to where the furniture can be placed, there are no differences with regards to what can be made. All types of furniture can be created by both materials and therefore you can rest assured that there will be a wealth of different designs of rattan tables no matter whether you go for real or synthetic rattan.
If you purchase a natural rattan table then the likelihood is that there will be a wood frame inside. However, if you go for a synthetic rattan table, you will probably have an aluminium frame. Because of this, synthetic rattan tables are a lot stronger in comparison to their natural counterparts. Whether this matters to you or not depends on how frequently the table will be used and what is going to be put on top of it.
It goes without saying that it is imperative that you look after your rattan table – no matter what one you decide to buy. Nevertheless, if you go for real rattan then you are going to need to give your table a bit more attention. On the other hand, a synthetic rattan table is only likely to need a quick wipe over now and again.
Interior meets exterior
Another big garden trend for 2020 is interior meets exterior. This is all about making your outdoor space an extension of your indoor space. You want there to be a seamless transition from inside your home to outside of your home. One of the easiest ways to do this is by dressing your patio in the same way that you would adorn your living room, for example, with cushions, rugs, and plush sofas.
This is one of the best trends for anyone who is looking at adding a little bit of personality to their outdoor space. Bright colours and bold patterns have become very popular. We are also seeing people make the most of encaustic tiles, as well as reclaimed and industrial materials, which are used a lot in urban gardens.
While this trend is all about bringing the outdoors in, you may want to stay away from expensive and plush fabrics. After all, they will soon become ruined because of the weather. While you can put your cushions away when not in use, they are still going to be exposed to the elements, including direct sunlight, which can fade fabrics. This is why it is important to buy furniture that is going to be suitable for outdoor use. There is no need to spend a fortune!
Finishing touches and accessories can make a big difference when it comes to this trend. There are a lot of different ways that you can adorn your patio area. This includes vibrant wall art, as well as lanterns, candles, and other beautiful adornments. Little touches like this make all of the difference, as it is these little touches that really make a house a home, and so the same concept applies when it comes to your garden space as well. Don’t be afraid to have fun and experiment with different designs and looks when going for this trend in your spring garden.
Last but not least, another garden trend that is at the height of outdoor design at present is to garden vertically. Both renters and owners of apartments, condos, and small homes are looking for creative ways for them to incorporate green into their lives, no matter the shape or size of their outdoor space. One of the easiest and best ways to add green to a small space is through a vertical garden.
Anyone can enjoy a vertical garden, no matter whether you have your own acre of land or you rent a small apartment with a windowsill. Here are a few simple vertical gardening ideas that you can make the most of in order to add some green to your garden space…
- Use trailing plants to fill a few wall planters, creating a waterfall of greenery
- Elevate planters on your balcony or porch using wrought iron flower pot rings
- Use a living wall kit to create your own vertical jungle
- Build a terra cotta planter wall on your fence
- Arrange wall planters in your kitchen for growing microgreens or herbs
- Propagate plants in wall vases
- Mount a staghorn fern and hang it as a focal point
So there you have it: three of the best modern styles for your garden this spring. If you are looking to upgrade your garden over the coming months, you should definitely consider one of the three styles that have been mentioned above.