Spring is already here and it is time to stay longer in the garden and in the fresh air. This time-out brings us many of the long-recognized benefits that we miss during the long winter, but they are particularly important to our physical health and well-being. Now it pays to think carefully about how to design your outdoor space, which garden furniture to choose and where to place it. All this helps you to design your own personal oasis of well-being outside and to enjoy every free minute in the garden. We show you the trends in garden design 2017 in two articles and want to support your thoughts on your own design concept with a few examples.
Find time for yourself
The keywords for your personal well-being are: focus on the present and treat yourself to the pleasure of properly switching off from everyday stress and relaxing. There is no better place for a little stress-free time than the garden. Good for your emotional well-being this year would be to abstract yourself from modern technology, switch off all electronic devices from time to time and stay in the fresh air longer with a good book in hand – even if it’s only once a week. Choose a garden sofa that offers the utmost convenience with adjustable back and armrests, place it under a parasol, grab a side table for your soft drinks and enjoy pure relaxation in your outdoor area.
Pure entertainment indoors and outdoors
In recent years, the outdoor kitchen has gained immense popularity, you try more often and longer to be outside, so you can blur the boundaries between inside and outside. Even something more: one is increasingly trying to create a large living space outside, where you can relax and unwind, conversing with friends and amused. To create a seamless look between indoor and outdoor, the garden furniture should be as elegant as it is in the interior, offering you comfort and comfort. In such a cozy atmosphere you can spend many pleasant hours around the table with friends and family, eating together and having fun. The outdoor kitchens are trendy in 2017 and will certainly never go out of style. Show out what you can do in the kitchen!
Enjoy a ‘hygge’ feeling outside
Is the Danish concept of ‘hygge’ also a term for you? Certainly! Because hygge is now very trendy! This is the typical Danish way of life, only to perceive good things. In short, that’s the art of creating a nice atmosphere at home. Hygge still means our everyday pursuit of happiness. It’s really about having good experience and feeling good when socializing with friends or in your own home. Hygge means feasting with friends, drinking beer and talking. No stress! You can treat yourself with such special moments in life, for example sitting outside around the open fireplace, grilling sausages or toasting mushrooms with garlic. And then drink hot chocolate. That’s the real essence of hygge’s attitude to life! Surround yourself with fragrant flowers such as honeysuckle and jasmine, which spread their aromas in the evening. Comfortable chairs are a must and you have a stack of blankets in a wicker basket that is within easy reach. You can use them when the temperature drops in the evening.
‘Urban Garden’ is not just for pioneers or trend-conscious urban people
Smaller gardens are gaining in popularity in 2017, with their backyard and urban garden – these are beautiful, cozy places and they are increasingly in demand because you can spend your time there pleasantly and completely undisturbed. So, an urban garden is not just for pioneers or trend-conscious urban people. This outdoor area is designed like an interior room, there are even mirrors that reflect the light and make the room look twice as big as it actually is. The combination of maximum comfort and flexibility is the key to your oasis of well-being outside. Make the most of the small city garden, decorate it with furniture that looks neat and elegant, but can also be easily put away if needed. The addition of fragrant climbing plants, a pergola or a decorative umbrella gives your city garden even more coziness. Small things of great importance could make your time outdoors even more enjoyable.
Pop colors dominate in the garden
While neutral colors prevail in the interior, pops, vibrant colors take over the superiority in the garden. The splendor of colors outside adds new energy and some drama to the whole garden picture. A colorfully painted fence can define the boundary of the garden. By using bright color you can also draw attention away from less attractive objects. Tables and chairs are generally a focal point and a perfect choice to add color to create a characterful look. Blue is a sought-after color this year and its choice will create a serene, soothing outdoor feel. Choose alternately red or orange and create a lively atmosphere, filled with a positive party mood.