2019 is well underway now. We’ve already had the hottest winter day on record in the UK — twice! 2018 saw many garden trends taken advantage of, including ecological gardens, asymmetrical scheme and wood-effect tiles, but what will be this year’s go-to feature? Here, we explore what may be the next thing to sweep the nation off its feet.
For those who have a spacious back garden, you may be tempted to build an adult treehouse! We’ve all heard of the ‘man cave’ and ‘she shed’, but 2019 is set to be the year of the adult treehouse. We love a getaway, and if you have an area that allows it, why not create a rustic-looking treehouse to escape to?
Aldi is back at it again! In 2017 and 2018, the inflatable hot tub on sale sent shoppers into a stir and it’s back for 2019! However, this year, you can expect a more permanent addition to gardens. With composite decking boards providing the perfect platform for this little piece of luxury, sales are expected to continue to soar over the next 12 months.
The Rich brothers of BBC fame state that smart lighting is going to hit the scene again, with our plans revolving around garden ambience. Their suggestion is that you position lights up against trees so that it can create an uplight effect and draw your attention to a specific area of the garden.
Grow your own
While we may have always enjoyed growing our own produce, 2019 is set to see us plant new items. The staple cabbage and tomatoes are still set to be homegrown, but it’s said that before long we will also be growing our own tea plants and herbs – great for our morning cuppa or gin and tonic!
It may sound odd, but wallpapering outdoor areas is set to become a trend. You can match your paper with your surroundings, or you can mimic your personality and dazzle your guests with outlandish prints.
‘Staying in is the new going out’ is a popular craze nowadays. While you might think of a fire pit as being an expensive addition to your space, think again. You can purchase mini pits for as little as £25 and the quirky idea can brighten up any area in which you entertain your guests. The heat that it provides will allow the party gathering to continue well into the night, meaning the cold evenings won’t even be able to put a dampener on your spirits.
The rage in fashion currently is shabby chic. Now, we are finding more projects to make our own in the garden. Like wallpapering, creating your own decorations will add your own personal stamp on your space and, with up-cycling becoming more popular in the home in recent years, it’s now time for the garden space to get a makeover.
This year is set to have new trends appearing throughout, but those listed here will no doubt be sneaking into more and more gardens. So, keep an eye out and see how many you spot as the warmer months come around.