Did you hear that? It’s the sound of summer approaching. Lighter evenings and warmer temperatures are finally upon us – so it’s time to pay attention to our outdoor spaces. Whilst some of us are limited with our garden offerings, (read, windowsill) the outdoor garden furniture trends for 2021 accommodate all shapes and sizes from large spaces to garden furniture for small gardens. Here are the trends and brands to look out for over the coming months at BrandAlley.co.uk.
2021 Furniture Trends
Rattan Style Garden Furniture
Versatile and understated, Rattan furniture has a place in any garden aesthetic. Dependent on whether you’re creating an intimate space or a welcoming social hub, you can shop Rattan table and chairs from Alexander Rose, or individual deck chairs, chaises or décor for a shabby chic effect.
Shop Rattan furniture at BrandAlley from Alexander Rose and Maze Rattan.
White outdoor furniture has been slowly rising in popularity, however it’s been hailed as one of the key outdoor furniture trends for 2021, so expect to see lots of it on your social feeds this summer. If you’d prefer to not partake in a complete furniture overhaul you could paint wooden benches and tables white, or, indulge in white decorations as a nod to the trend.
Looking for an even easier way to add white furnishings to your outdoor space? White decorative stones bring a simple edge, add a shabby chic feel and are the perfect way to nod to the trend without too much commitment.
Tip: Dark backdrops and accents will really make white furniture pop.
Extending the Indoors Outdoors
With social restrictions soon allowing us to meet friends outside, the pressure is on to extend the comfort of our living space into our gardens. Key trendy garden furniture pieces are outdoor seating (more on that later), garden rugs, outdoor cushions and more plants. Get creative with your space and include as little or as much as possible, it’s your opportunity to bring your personality into your garden.
Windowsill Garden Space
Limited space? Flat owners (especially millennials) aren’t letting that be a constraint when it comes to garden decorations. Not dissimilar to balcony décor, simply fill your windowsill and the space around it with luscious greenery and fresh florals. It’s also the perfect environment for growing a basil plant, bringing a refined edge to any meal, as well as growing your very own windowsill herb garden.
Complete the aesthetic with vases from BrandAlley.
Whilst you may only associate firepits with Love Island, they’re a key addition to the outdoor furniture trends for this summer for those in need of outdoor heating ideas. With warming benefits (ideal for when we can start entertaining in our gardens) as well as being aesthetically pleasing too, a garden firepit can provide a simple upgrade which still has plenty to offer; whilst also creating a romantic ambience of an evening.
Shop firepits at BrandAlley from Fallen Fruits and Eva Solo.
Another key colour palette for 2021’s outdoor furniture trends is all things grey. Minimalist and with a slight Scandi influence, introduce pops of colour into your grey garden furniture with some purple plants, which will sit perfectly whilst providing a sense of fun as a contrast to the more neutral hues.
Most city dwellers have been dreaming of an escape to the country with plush greenery. The next best thing? Adding some nature to your balcony garden space, and embracing your very own urban jungle. Topiary, Hydrangeas and Plecanthrus are exceptionally low maintenance, especially alongside a small set of urban balcony garden furniture, and also make reliable options for the unpredictable British weather.
Reclining Outdoor Furniture
Many of us have spent the past year relaxing, however that doesn’t mean we’re anywhere close to being done with it. Enter = the relaxation chair – because no-one likes being sat outside on an uncomfortable seat. They come in many shapes and forms, from reclining chaises to vibrant deckchairs, as well as luxe hammocks for an afternoon siesta. Now, all we need is some sun…
Shop relaxation-ready chairs and hammocks from Charles Taylor.
As with the promise of upcoming garden entertainment, investments in private garden pergolas are set to be on the rise. Exceptionally necessary (thanks, unpredictable great British weather), shop wisely for one to best suit your space. Next up, practise your calligraphy skills, ready to handwrite invitations to your very own garden party once restrictions are lifted.
Pergolas are available at BrandAlley during Charles Taylor and Fallen Fruits.
Statement Outdoor Lighting
Fairy lighting? It’s so last year – literally. When it comes to your modern outdoor lighting, the bolder the better. Make it a centrepiece, not just an accessory and bring some fresh light and even better finishing touches the outdoors. We love the versatility and contemporary style of Nordlux, Endon and Eglo Lighting.