Ahh, 2021, the long-awaited sequel to the most tumultuous and terrifying year in living recent memory. As the clocks ticked over from December 31st, 2020 to January 1, 2021, rather than cheers and kisses the world celebrated by breathing out a collective sigh of relief and smiling beneath their masks. Whilst the New Year definitely doesn’t mean that we are suddenly problem-free and, in fact in many cases has only served to remind us that the problems that plagued us in 2020 has been brewing for years and would continue to echo through the years to come, there is still reason to be hopeful.
In the spirit of this renewed hope and looking optimistically forward to the new year, many people are engaging in home improvement projects. After a year where we’ve spent a lot of time confined to our own homes, our outdoor spaces have become crucially important escapes.
To make these spaces even more functional, stylish and comfortable, here are the best garden design trends that you should be looking out for in 2021.
There’s something quite folksy and romantic about evenings spent by the fire. Far from being a flash in the pan, the process of gathering by the fireside is something we’ve been doing since time immemorial. It promotes togetherness, bonding, and – perhaps most importantly – it’s a vehicle for ‘smores. No matter the season, fire pits are a great way to provide not only an exciting break from the mundane but also, when the weather turns cold, provides a genuine source of warmth. When it comes to the actual fire pit itself, there are many aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-use fire pits that will align with your budget and design preferences.
Whether you’re heeding the government advice to socially distance and stop the spread of the coronavirus by eating meals outdoors or if you’re just inspired by the European elegance of al fresco dining – this is set to be one of the biggest trends in entertaining and outdoor garden design in 2021. Make sure you’ve got a great outdoor seating area with tables and chairs large enough to host a deliciously decadent dinner party for your friends and family. If you’re on the market for some new outdoor furniture, check out this Melbourne outdoor furniture provider.
Once you’ve got the perfect outdoor entertaining setup, you’ll need some killer recipes to serve up at your next lunch or dinner party. For simple crowd-pleasing meals, check out these recipes from Jamie Oliver.
As much fun as lights out, after dark party, might sound, in reality, if you’re hoping to host a garden party that stretches into the night, you’ll need adequate lighting, or else you’ll find people tripping into garden beds and struggling to see the food on the plate in front of them. So as cocktail hour stretches into the wee hours of the morning make sure you’re prepared to light up the night with some reliable and stylish outdoor lighting options. From lanterns, fairy lights to tea lights, colored globes, and even solar-powered options, there is a whole slew of options available which will suit any style or budget. For some design inspiration, check out these lighting ideas.
So, as we look forward to 2021 and the new hope it brings, consider investing in these garden trends and get ready to relax and recharge in the comfort of your own garden.