As the New Year begins and the weather starts changing, we’re already thinking about what might be in store for Spring/Summer 2018.
Get ahead of the game and delve into what are likely to be the key garden trends for 2018.
Long live our love for outdoor living
Consumer spending on garden products is set to continue to grow by 22%, reaching £7 billion in 2021. The market growth is being helped by the trend of using the garden for leisure and entertaining outdoors. Outdoor seating, entertaining areas and ‘outdoor kitchens’ in the garden are set to be one of the key garden trends for 2018, for those looking to enjoy some alfresco living.
Rattan furniture sets, including rattan dining sets and rattan sofa sets, are also set to become more popular in 2018. They’re perfect for lounging around on in the cool summer evenings and are easy to clean and store.
Scandi-style is here to stay
In recent years, there has been a trend for stylish garden buildings, such as high quality wooden sheds, log cabins and contemporary garden rooms. Retailers have been benefiting from the trend and have seen increased consumer interest in the use of outdoor living and bringing the comfort of the home into the garden. The minimalistic Scandinavian style is here to stay, with garden accessories being sought out to achieve a chic, Scandi-style vibe.
The year for upcycling
Despite the rise in garden structure sales, more and more people are taking the time to upcycle their old garden furniture with long-lasting renovation paint to give the garden furniture a new lease of life. Stylish greys and natural tones are set to be popular in 2018 – so get renovating your old furniture today!
Grow your own
With an interest in organic foods and clean eating taking off, it’s no surprise that one garden trend this year will be growing our own fruit and veg. However, 13% of UK homes don’t have the luxury of an outdoor space, so many retailers are creating indoor garden products to encourage us to grow our own fruit and veg.