Τhe importance of outdoor space has been brought to light again this year. Whether that’s because of reflecting on the long periods of lockdown that have passed or the beautiful summer of 2022 that we’re looking ahead to. It’s undeniably one of the most important spaces of the house that we can escape to, where we relax and enjoy beautiful moments with friends and family. So whether you’re lucky to have a garden or patio or to have a terrace or balcony, the options to decorate your own outdoor space are endless.
Looking into a post-pandemic era, the last two years have shaped our tastes – as people tend to spend more time outdoors, as enjoying nature and fresh air but also as appreciating the comfort of our own homes. If you’re looking to revamp your outdoor space or decorate a new space, here you’ll find all the latest trends that combine style and functionality to transform your outdoor space into a dreamland!
Combine Elegance and Comfort
Take advantage of your space and make your garden as versatile as possible! One of the dominant trends this year is modular furniture. If your patio or garden lacks a covered space, a parasol is ideal for creating shade, especially in an outdoor dining area.
This 8 Rib Tilt Parasol is ideal for protecting you from UV rays and is weather resistant to endure the colder and rainier months. With furniture such as rattan sofa sets you can make the most out of your space and give a luxurious look to your outdoor area. The addition of a fire pit can even keep you warm on chilly evenings.
Choosing furniture with multiple pieces will allow you to rearrange them as many times as you prefer, adjusting your space to the needs of the occasion or your preference. A smart way to optimise your space is by also adding furniture with “hidden” storage, excellent for putting away children’s toys, gardening tools or magazines and personal items.
Sustainability is Here to Stay
And we couldn’t talk about the hottest 2022 trends without referring to the environment and how we can make a positive change! When we’re decorating our outdoor space, it’s important to choose natural materials such as wood, bast, linen and wool that are not only durable but also stylish and contribute to an environmentally-friendly lifestyle. Recycled material and old furniture are always a sustainable option that can be enhanced with cushions and throw pillows, to complement and completely rebrand your space.
Natural and Pastel Colours
A rising trend this year has also been natural or neutral colours and materials that feel more “earthy”. Pastel colours or light tones such as cream, beige, or light green seem to have been dominant, outlining a minimalist trend based on efficiency and versatility. Light colours are always a safe choice, especially when it comes to sofas, cushions, and furniture accessories, as they provide a sense of calmness while maintaining a high standard. A rattan garden dining table in a light brown shade, for example, is perfect for relaxing and comfortable dining whilst offering a sophisticated look that can extend from your living room all the way out onto your patio.
Boho Style and Ethnic Accessories
This year has brought a lot of changes in trends including the re-emergence of bohemian chic style! While furniture tends to be natural and light toned, garden accessories have taken the lead, with rope furniture, colourful cushions and exotic accessories being added to the trending list! A budget-friendly style, simply adding DIY accessories can add a personal touch and completely transform your outdoor space.
Daybeds are not only trending, but they are an absolute must-have if you want to transform your outdoor space into a relaxing sanctuary. Even if you don’t own a pool, considering adding sun loungers to your garden or patio is a total upgrade that will reward you with a “vacation feeling” every time you get to enjoy the beautiful sun from the comfort of your own home. Choosing a sun lounger that fits well with the rest of your furniture is advised, but you can never go wrong with a rattan sun lounger with a beige-white tone that perfectly complements any outdoor furniture.
Industrial and Modern Style
The days whereby your outdoor space and it’s style were completely detached from the indoors are gone! In the last few years, we’ve seen that outdoor spaces are an extension of the living room and interior design from areas like the kitchen and lounge areas. This progression has led outdoor furniture to be almost identical to indoor ones, with slight differences in durability and weather resistance. As indoor furniture has evolved to be functional and minimalistic, so has outdoor furniture. The outdoor area is often even preferred over the indoors as a dining space and therefore a dining set cannot be missing from a contemporary and cool garden. Simplicity and comfort are the two keywords when searching for a suitable dining set, and a rattan dining set is ideal for a modern and comfortable addition to your outdoor space.
All these elements can improve the look and functionality of your outdoor space by adding comfort and style! However you choose, combine different elements informed by your own personal taste to transform your outdoor space and make it unique.