Hot Garden Trends For Summer 2021

Following a year where we’ve all spent much more time than usual at home and in the garden, people have found themselves using their garden differently.

Small changes to your garden can make a great difference to how you utilise the space you have, but what are the trends for 2021 and is it something you can achieve in your back garden? Follow our handy guide for what the top garden trends are for the year ahead!

Balcony & Small Gardens

For years we have always seen garden trends that tend to suit larger, country gardens. However with 2021 we’re seeing the rise of balcony and small gardens and maximising peoples outdoor space, no matter the size.

City and urban living doesn’t mean sacrificing on choice and style. Choosing smartly with a balcony greenhouse and functional furniture, you will be able to transform your balcony space into the perfect area for dining al-fresco.

Bringing the Inside Outside

Inside outside living was a huge trend in 2020 and it’s continuing to be massive in 2021. The concept of making your garden an extension of your home is by blurring the lines of indoor and outdoor and letting it flow as one space, rather than segregating the garden from the home.

You can bring the inside outside in several ways, depending on your budget. With simple touches like garden rugs or scatter cushions and garden furniture that looks like living room furniture, you can create a cosy outdoor living area whilst the use of patio covers and garden sails will help the inside space naturally flow to your outdoor space.

Raised Garden Beds

Perfect for smaller spaces or for awkward areas in the garden, raised beds are becoming increasingly popular.

Although they are simple in design, raised beds are a cost effective item that can be used to grow your plants and produce. You can opt for ready made beds for a fuss-free solution, or add a bit of charm and character by stacking old railway sleepers to create your own.


The contemporary colour we’ve been seeing inside homes is now making its way into our gardens.

From grey paving or decking, to painted fence panels and grey furniture sets, the classic colour suits all gardens, no matter the size. Whether you are going all out and having grey everything or just a few grey accessories, there are many ways to add the calming hue to your outside space.

Swinging Chairs

Perfect for fully relaxing outside, swinging chairs provide the utmost comfort without compromising on style.

Usually lightweight enough to move, a swinging chair can easily be positioned to where you want it in the garden as the sun moves round throughout the day. Whether you’re curling up alone and reading a book in the sun in an egg chair, or relaxing with a loved one in a cocoon chair, a swing chair is a great addition to the garden.

A Splash of Colour

Although we are seeing a huge rise in grey gardens this year, the grey trend is being complimented by splashes of colour.

You can easily add some colour and character to your garden with bright or patterned scatter cushions, an outdoor rug or some painted fence panels and planters. You don’t have to spend a lot to add a pop pf colour to your garden, but it will instantly brighten it up on even those grey British days!

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