The garden is often the part of the home that many people take the most pride in. The reason for this is usually down to the fact that visitors can always see. This may make the homeowner ensure that they keep their grass well-trimmed and their flowers nice and full. However, several trends come through year on year, and these can be a wonderful way to make sure your garden is looking the best it can be. The following trends are the biggest ones of 2016.
One of the biggest trends seen this year is people investing more in the type of furniture they use in their garden. Traditionally, the type of furniture seen in people’s gardens would be a picnic table and some chairs. This has now changed, though, and many people choose to fully utilize their outdoor space by having a full sofa and table sets. The typical cane furniture sets now have cushions and covers over them, and people are using their garden as a spot to relax around a fire with friends and family.
Environmentally Friendly Features Being Integrated with Contemporary Designs
The problem with a lot of environmentally friendly features is that their design is often quite an eyesore. This issue has now been corrected though in 2016, and we are seeing a lot of sustainable features being integrated into contemporary designs. This can be seen with rainwater collectors that are now built into several garden features. This is done with pond designs by having a gap that goes around the pond’s edges and lets rainwater easily fall through to the bottom to be recycled.
The other big trend has been the addition of the lighting which is being used in gardens. Typically, LED lights that were used in gardens would be the normal style. They can often take a long time to brighten up now though the technology has improved so that these light up straight away, and they can now also come in a variety of different colors, which is a fantastic way to add some energy to a garden that may be looking slightly dull.