Outdoor Trends for 2015

Outdoor Trends for 2015

With the warmer weather hopefully on its way and spring almost here, now is the time to turn your attention to the exterior of your property. Getting everything in place now will allow you to enjoy your garden more once the weather is right. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are some of the top trends for outdoor living this year.

Create Some Privacy

Whether you have a large garden, a deck or a balcony area, it’s important to have some element of privacy. This can easily be achieved by planting the right items in the most beneficial locations. For example, you could put some potted plants around the edge of your patio or balcony to screen yourself off from neighbouring gardens. Alternatively, create a screen from a combination of shrubs, perennials and trees. If you choose wisely, you’ll be able to find foliage that grows to the required height.

Light Up Your Garden

In the summer months you don’t always want to go inside when it starts to get dark. By utilising the extensive range of types of outdoor lighting available, you can make more use of your garden and create the perfect atmosphere for relaxing or entertaining. There is now a wide choice of exterior lights, including LEDs or solar-powered ones. These could be used to highlight specific areas of the garden, brighten up your balcony railings, or mark out paths or steps to improve safety.

Bringing the Inside Out

Exterior spaces no longer have to be separate from the rest of your property, and more people are now using gardens, decking areas and balconies as an extension of their homes. Furniture and accessories are available that can transform your outdoor spaces and enable you to use them more. If the space allows, then you can choose to install a balcony using Yorkshire fabricators, who can create a design that fits in with your requirements.

These don’t just have to be spaces that you can use in the summer. By choosing the right combination of products, you can even spend time outdoors when the weather turns chillier. There are a number of different outdoor heating products available, including patio heaters and fire pits. These areas also make fantastic outdoor kitchens, and facilities have moved on considerably from the traditional BBQ.

It doesn’t take a huge deal of effort to create a space outdoors that you’ll want to use more, and it will become a great location for entertaining family and friends.