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With a new year upon us and the days already growing longer, there’s no better time to refresh your outdoor space. From experimenting with pops of colour, through to building outdoor kitchens complete with luxury garden furniture sets, we explore 2022’s biggest outdoor living trends and offer our tips for recreating them in your own garden.
With everyone doing their bit to be more environmentally friendly, sustainable outdoor living is set to be one of the biggest garden trends in 2022.
From growing your own vegetables and cut flowers, through to switching to organic gardening products and reducing your reliance on plastic, there is so much you can do to make your garden a more sustainable space.
Opting for garden luxury garden furniture sets made using sustainable materials can also help reduce your garden’s carbon footprint. Aluminium is one of the world’s most environmentally friendly resources as it can be recycled infinitely without impacting its quality, so is a great option for garden furniture. At Oxley’s, all of our luxury garden furniture is made of recycled aluminium. So, when you buy a chair or table from us, you know that the metal will previously have been used as part of something else, like an aeroplane wing, an alloy wheel or even a drinks can.
1. Wellbeing Boost
The pandemic has given us all a renewed focus on both our physical and mental health. And, with many of us continuing to spend more time in our homes than ever before, it is only right that our houses and garden promote wellbeing.
Being around nature of any kind is proven to boost our wellbeing. For maximum benefit, design your seating areas to engage all of your senses. Add a range of diverse plants and flowers to brighten up the space and add fragrance. The sound of running water is also proven to promote a sense of calm, so consider incorporating water features in areas of your garden where you intend to relax.
Taking your daily exercise into the great outdoors is another fantastic way to get out into the fresh air and benefit from a boost of endorphins. The best way to form positive habits is to make things as easy as possible for yourself. So, dedicate a specific zone in your garden for exercise and ensure the space is clear, ready for you to lay out a yoga mat or a set of hand weights and get going. This will make the task of getting outside and moving far less daunting when it comes to it.
2. Bold Colour Palettes
Forget neutrals, 2022 is all about getting experimental with colour, both inside and outside.
There are plenty of simple ways to incorporate colour into your garden without the need for a total redesign. Incorporating summer flowering bulbs, such as Canna Lilies, amongst your perennials during the spring will add drama and tropical colours to your beds in time for the warmer months.
Coloured outdoor scatter cushions can be used to introduce pops of colour to your seating area without the need to replace your furniture. Keeping a couple of sets of scatter cushions that can be swapped out throughout the year will allow you to instantly refresh your seating area and complement whatever is in bloom in your garden at the time.
3. All-Weather Outdoor Living
With so many people investing time in creating luxury, all-weather spaces in their gardens throughout he pandemic, the trend for using the garden as an entertaining space all year round is set to continue. In fact, in a recent poll by Ideal Living Magazine, 56 percent of homeowners agreed they intend to use their garden all-year round, even in the winter.
Splitting your garden into zones is a great approach if you’re looking to create cosy outdoor living spaces which you’ll look forward to using all year round. Weatherproofing is essential, especially if you live in the UK. So, add a sturdy pergola and patio heaters to any zones of the garden that you plan on spending time in throughout the year.
Opting for luxury garden furniture sets made using hard wearing, weatherproof materials is also important if you are to enjoy our garden all year-round. High quality aluminium can withstand all weather conditions, making it a great option for outdoor living areas.
4. Outdoor Kitchens
If you’re redesigning the zones of your garden, consider incorporating an outdoor kitchen to take your alfresco dining up a notch. There is an array of fantastic British companies creating quality outdoor kitchens and luxury garden dining sets, ensuring you have everything you need to enjoy a feast outdoors.
Cooking outside offers a great opportunity to experiment with new recipes and styles of cooking. Gone are the days when outdoor cooking simply meant BBQing. From wood-fired pizza ovens, through to outdoor paella pans, there are many innovative ways to whip up an alfresco feast at home.
For more tips on getting the most of your garden throughout 2022, check out our year-round outdoor entertaining ideas.
We believe that luxury should not come at the cost of sustainability, that’s why all our luxury garden furniture is produced from 100% recycled aluminium. Along with our lifetime guarantee, we also provide restoration services and a leading re-buy scheme for all luxury terrace furniture, contributing to a truly circular economy.
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