Have you been looking out the window to your garden dreaming about giving it a much-needed makeover? There are leaves everywhere, weeds coming out of the patio slabs, cracks on the fence… it isn’t the garden you fell in love with anymore. Stop dreaming, pull your sleeves up and get to work! It’s time to fall in love with your garden again. Once you’ve cleaned up your garden, spruce it up with some of these top Australian outdoor trends.
Bringing the inside out.
Designer Shade Solutions, retractable roofs specialist in Sydney recommend creating an outdoor space that can act as an extension to your interiors, such as a modern pergola with a retractable roof. These pergolas provide a way to enjoy your garden all year round, and when attached to your home, provide a seamless transition from indoor living to outdoor living. Plus, are elegant and will look incredible in any garden!
These modern pergolas allow you to make the most out of your garden. As Time with Thea mentions, retractable pergolas “offer shade during warm days and, when the weather quickly changes, it provides protection from the weather. The retractable roof can be easily opened, closed, or tilted to meet your requirements.”
Flex your green thumbs.
Australian Design Review shared that homeowners are increasingly looking for gardens that they can maintain and nurture on their own. “The act of gardening and getting your hands dirty is growing.” And I couldn’t agree more. I’ve seen a lot of my friends start gardening during these strange times and I did it too! Gardening gives you a chance to unwind and focus, a great activity for your mental health.
If plants and flowers are not your things, edible gardens and vegetable patches are also making a comeback. As Better Homes and Gardens comments, “many people focusing on sustainability, lowering their cost of living and getting closer to nature. Popular planting includes leafy silverbeet and lettuces, with a selection of vegetables that suit the warmer seasons like bush beans, cucumbers, and tomatoes, as well as Mediterranean-style herbs.”
Darker color trends.
Make your outdoor feel as special as it can be by giving it a good color update. As Home to Love mentions, “color trends are not reserved for interiors. From fencing to pavers, incorporating on-trend finishes into your outdoor space will ensure it feels fresh and modern for years to come.” A beautiful colour palette will enhance your garden’s best features and make it stand out, creating the perfect space for you to relax and unwind after a long day of work.