Trend #1 Elevated outdoor space
It’s not good enough these days to plonk down a few plastic chairs, an old table and call your garden a ‘room’. Today’s exterior spaces are an extension of what’s going on inside the home, so try echoing colours, textiles and styles throughout. Pale woods and earthy hues can be complemented by rattan garden furniture and natural materials outside. And don’t forget textiles to elevate the space: cushions and rugs made from tough, showerproof fabric are a must. If you like a modern look, blur the indoor/outdoor lines with slick, metal furniture and concrete planters – and invest in beautiful, long-lasting pieces that will stand the test of time.
TAKEAWAY TIP: Don’t forget lighting. Strings of fairy lights won’t fail to pretty up any space, but the new generation of outdoor table lights and tall floor lamps will inject an indoor-out magical mood.Image credit: Cox & Cox