In 2018, garden trends embrace alfresco dining, celebrate asymmetrical styling and champion vibrant colours. They inspire more outdoor living, adopt Japanese philosophies and pave the way for a ‘grow your own’ lifestyle.
This is the year to welcome mindfulness into your outdoor living spaces, spend quality time with yourself and live a more wholesome life. We have compiled 10 of our favourite 2018 garden furniture pieces to help you adopt these inspiring garden trends.
1. Relaxing Loungers
It wouldn’t be summer without the perfect sun lounger to relax back into and soak up the sunshine. Our garden furniture 2018 list must therefore commence with this luxurious all-weather Murano sunlounger by Neptune. With classical lines and generous proportions, this lounger is hand woven with soft cushions.
2. Rattan Sofa Sets
One of the top interior design trends of 2018, rattan has been filling our homes with that comforting, summery feeling throughout the colder months and will continue to do so as we move outdoors into our garden oases.
Available from Garden Trading, this Walderton Corner Sofa Set is made from a weatherproof, 100% recycled rattan weave with contemporary aluminium wood-effect legs.
3. Copper Coloured Cushions
Adding a sophisticated glow and comforting warmth to any scheme, copper remains an interior design mode in 2018 and shines in this year’s garden trends. Copper, both as a material and a colour, contrasts beautifully with stone paving, gravel and wood, and brings a warm, metallic radiance to a garden scene.
Set against a fresh stone backdrop, these cushions by LuxDeco showcase a soft ikat motif in copper tones. Made with weather-proof, mildew-resistant threads, they make for the ideal alfresco cushion.
4. Outdoor Entertaining Furniture
Outdoor entertaining is set to be one of the biggest garden trends of 2018, encouraging us all to live our summer lives much more outside, as nature intended. Whether it be sharing family meals, entertaining guests, enjoying a chilled drink or relaxing with a good book, everyone now needs that perfect garden furniture set.
Part of the No.096 Outdoor Furniture range by John Lewis, these contemporary pieces are beautifully designed and crafted, and can be used indoors as well as outdoors.
5. Fire Pits
Continuing on from the outdoor entertaining garden furniture 2018 trend, fire pits continue to be popular this year. The perfect focal point as the sun sets in your garden, family and friends can cuddle up in blankets, gather round the fire pit and toast those marshmallows as the evening draws in.
Available from Garden Trading, this heavy gauge, cast iron bowl is deep and sits low to the ground on a powder coated iron frame and legs.
6. Hurricane Lantern
Mindfulness is a key theme in garden furniture 2018 trends, encouraging us to seek peaceful time with ourselves. Gardens offer the perfect environment for us to create a space of mindful awareness and tranquillity. Abundant pots of lavender fill the air with calming scents, water features emit sounds of serenity and atmospheric lighting sets a scene of harmony.
Nickel finished with glass doors, this large Eichholz hurricane lantern is available from LuxDeco.
7. Hanging Nest Chair
Ideal for atop those trendy wood-effect porcelain tiles or that lone spot in your asymmetrical paving layout, hanging nest chairs are both stylish and incredibly relaxing.
Available from Garden Trading, this all-weather rattan hanging nest chair is oval in shape with two plump cushions, allowing you to cocoon yourself up with a good book on a summer’s day.
8. Bright, Colourful Cushions
A strong summer interior design trend in 2018, bright colours are set to add vivid pops of vibrancy to our garden furniture this year. Where natural colours were popular choices for our outdoor furniture, now people are getting braver by boldly matching vivacious colours.
Very on-trend with tassels and reversible geometric patterns, these Kasmanda outdoor cushions bring summer’s energy to your garden furniture scheme in 2018. Available from John Lewis.
Long summer evenings just wouldn’t be the same without those cosy blankets to cuddle up into. Available from Garden Trading, this throw has been designed with a fashionable geometric pattern in grey and features white tassels for additional comfort.
10. Purple Plants
Declared Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2018, the purple colour palette is duly in vogue throughout interior and garden design this year. Flowering sage, lavender and wisteria are popular choices, the purple/violet tones powerfully contrasting again clay pots, lush green vegetation and rustic wood.
Available from John Lewis, this Aldsworth wide shelf ladder acts as a stylish stage for a collection of flowering purple plants and complementary accessories.
If we can assist you with implementing these garden trends 2018, please feel free to get in touch.