Spending time outdoors has always been the best way to relax and connect with yourself or your loved ones. But during lockdown, we changed the way we see the importance of being outside. Craving the sunshine or socialising outside are basic needs that help us live a balanced life.
So, what we learned during the pandemic is to appreciate every moment spent in nature. 2021 came with some very hot garden trends to adapt to your outdoor space. Check out our awesome ideas for creating the ideal spot in the sun, suitable for a garden, balcony, or patio.
See your garden as an extra-room
Your outdoor area is a versatile space that can accommodate your every need. Start seeing it as an extension of your home and invite the indoor out. Do you currently work from home? Then, organising an outdoor office is something to consider if you want all those amazing advantages. Working outside and enjoying the fresh air can highly improve your productivity and reduce fatigue. Find a quiet place outdoors to design your working space. Pay attention to the amount of sunlight, invest in an ergonomically built desk chair and get to work.
Take outdoor dining to the next level. Organise a dining area outdoors and make it comfy. Look into weather-proof furnishings, add some decorative accessories like cushions and rugs, and invite your friends over. To enjoy it all year long, consider investing in a firepit and the much necessary umbrellas. Another trend to try out is turning cooking into an outdoor activity. If that’s something that suits your preferences, you might consider adding an outdoor kitchen or a pizza oven.
Over the past few years, the rising lifestyle trends involve plant-based diets, a new appreciation for nature, and conscious choices. At the same time, gardening became a thing - a hobby for some and a lifestyle for others.
The extraordinary benefits of gardening are helping people balance their physical and mental well-being. Relaxing and tending to plants can reduce stress. It also improves creativity and gives a general state of satisfaction. Furthermore, you can choose to grow your own organic crops, regardless of the space you have. Micro-gardens and urban gardening are becoming more and more popular, as growing herbs or flowers doesn’t take a lot of space.
Fun in the sun
Everybody loves the outdoors, so make sure your garden or patio accommodates every family member. Install a swing or a sandpit for your little ones and watch them enjoy the summer sun, away from any screens. Same goes for your pets, they will love spending time on a playground outside.
Evenings can be the best part of the day when you take your favourite leisure activities outside. Movie nights can be moved outdoors, with the help of a screen projector. Host small gatherings while admiring the sunset on the balcony and remember BBQ parties are always a hit. Have your friends over and enjoy quality time spent together in your garden.
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