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Like any form of design, what’s in vogue and fashionable can and will change from year to year as styles drift in and out with seasonal regularity.

 

Not to be left out in cold, exterior design also follows this blueprint of trends and what was hot last year might not be seen as quite so stylish and in just 12 months later.

 

To help you get ahead of the curve and prepare your garden for the year ahead, we’ve outlined some of the most likely garden trends for 2020.

 

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Predicted Garden Design Trends for 2020

Depending on who you ask and who’s garden crystal ball you peer into, the answer to what lies ahead in garden design can vary wildly.

 

Swedish landscape and garden designer, Mia Witham, is confident that outdoor style is leaning towards a Belgian influence in 2020, with simplistic luxury becoming a prevalent theme.

 

Conversely, award-winning landscape design expert, Jane Brockbank, insists that cold minimalism is a thing of the past and champions pattern and texture instead.

 

Meanwhile, international consultant-designer for future-orientated garden design, Mark Laurence, foresees a more visual directional shift, as lineal design makes way for curvilinear free-flowing gardens.

 

 

Eco-Friendly Garden Trends 2020

While the predicted 2020 garden trends for general appearance can vary wildly (as seen above), one trend that looks to be virtually set in stone is the move towards a greener garden design.

 

Here are a few of the most notable green garden trends 2020 can expect to see over the next 12 months.

 

 

Making the Most

Making environmentally-friendly choices in life has become more and more prevalent over the last decade, as the world becomes increasingly aware of the detrimental impact we are having on the world around us.

 

Naturally, that focus has found its way into the world of garden design and eco-friendly garden choices are becoming progressively more popular.

 

Ranging from water butts that collect rainwater to garden composters that repurpose waste materials into nutrient-rich food for the lawn, expect to see more eco-friendly additions popping up in gardens across the land.

 

 

Recycling Old Goods

Speaking of making the most of what you’ve got, another related trend that’s likely to continue to grow in the next year is upcycling old items and repurposing them for garden use.

 

A myriad of items can easily become a garden planter, whether it’s a wheelbarrow, an old set of drawers or even a chandelier. Similarly, giving a kitchen chair a simple lick of paint and a new home in the garden can completely revitalise your furniture.

 

Meanwhile, even tin cans can quickly become light and versatile plant pots that can be effortlessly arranged in an upright fashion to create a vertical garden.

 

 

Grow Your Own

Another eco-friendly garden trend that is picking up steam and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down is the independent option of growing your own fruit and vegetables.

 

More and more people are dedicating an area of their garden to grow their own food, providing themselves with a source of food that contributes to a healthier environment, while also saving themselves a little money on the shopping bill in the process.

 

 

 

Outdoor Living

While these particular trends are likely to see a rise in popularity over the next 12 months, outdoor living products – such as our awnings, verandas and sunrooms – will never go out of fashion.

 

Providing shelter from the elements, these outdoor accessories for your home can help turn your garden into an external living space for you to enjoy your garden and the outside to its fullest.

 

From the retractable benefits of our awesome awnings to the insulated comfort of our glass sunrooms with the multi-faceted veranda option providing the best of both in between, SunSpaces has the product for you and your home.

 

With the new year just over the horizon, what better time to prep your garden for the summer season and maximise your garden enjoyment in 2020 than by investing in a SunSpace?

 

Call now to request a quote today and turn your new year’s resolution into a sun-kissed solution you can enjoy this coming spring/summer and beyond with SunSpaces.

 

 

To find out more about the variety of outdoor living options available at SunSpaces, why not drop us a line today> Call now on 01727 845 788 or get in touch online by clicking the button below.

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Creating a Mediterranean environment in a UK setting can be a big ask, particularly when it comes to the vast differences in climate.

 

However, that’s not to say it’s an impossible task. In fact, with a few strategic choices and deliberate additions, your back garden could easily become a dead ringer for a Spanish villa.

 

Here are a few simple changes that can truly transform your outdoor space into the Mediterranean garden you’ve always dreamed of.

 

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Go Green

One of the most effective ways to provide your garden with a genuine taste of the Med is to take a leaf out of their book…quite literally.

 

Incorporating plants and greenery that are native to Mediterranean countries can instantly give your faux-Med landscape and air of visual credibility.

 

The RHS website has a whole list of Mediterranean garden plants you can easily add to your outdoor space to create a truly authentic looking continental ambience.

 

Go Potty

Speaking of plants, strategic placement of plant pots in and around your garden is an effortless way to add a bona fide Mediterranean flavour to your outside space.

 

Terra cotta pots are a must-have for anyone looking to replicate the foreign vibe at home. Fill with your favourite Med flowers and vegetation for a subtle yet striking addition that really makes a difference.

 

Where possible, opt for Clay pots with a wide base where possible. While we can replicate the Mediterranean appeal, we have no bearing over the weather; wide-base pots will stand a better chance of survival in windy UK weather conditions.

 

Lighten Up

Light-coloured tiles are a fantastic flooring option for anyone looking to create a warming Mediterranean feel in their back garden.

 

Sunny creams and subtle yellows all have a distinctive overseas flair to them, particularly when the skies provide the climate to match.

 

If you’re really looking to invest in your Med-look garden, appropriate tiling is the ultimate ace up the sleeve.

 

Take Cover

Perhaps one of the best ways to create a truly authentic Mediterranean landscape in your outdoor space is to create an outdoor seating area.

 

Opting for a veranda can instantly transform your garden area, creating the feeling of stepping into another country every time you step out of your back door.

 

Accessorise with garden furniture and climbing plants that reach up the pillars of your veranda can truly cap off a wonderful Mediterranean setting in the most authentic way possible.

 

Imagine enjoying a morning coffee in the shaded comfort of your SunSpace as the summer sun beams down on your garden. Does it get any more continental than that?

 

 

Make your Mediterranean dreams a reality with SunSpaces today! Call now on 01727 845 788 or get in touch online using the button below.

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If you’re looking to create a garden lounge to truly relax and unwind in, there are a number of outdoor additions you can add to your garden design to heighten the chilled-out ambience.

 

However, when it comes to ultimate outdoor relaxation, few garden furnishings can compete with the indulgent tranquillity of the inimitable outdoor daybed.

 

Inherently calming and unashamedly serene, these unique additions to the outdoor furniture collection make for the perfect setting for an open-air siesta.

 

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What is a Garden Day Bed?

If the hammock was the poster boy for outdoor leisure in the 20th century, the 21st century has gone one better with garden daybed. Trumping the hammock in virtually every way, an outdoor daybed does exactly what it says on the proverbial tin.

 

The ultimate addition to any garden lounge, the outdoor daybed is – as you may well have guessed – essentially a bed for the outside. Much like a weatherproof garden sofa, outdoor daybeds bring the comfort of interior furniture to the garden setting, providing all the functionality of a traditional bed for external use.

 

Types of Garden Day Beds

Outdoor daybeds come in a variety of styles, ranging from rounded open-top sofas to fully-enclosed shell-like pods. Naturally, this variety brings with it wildly varying price-tags.

 

That being said, shopping around could allow you to find a daybed for as little as a few hundred pounds; however, the bigger your budget, the more styles and options you will have at your disposal.

 

With high-end options including such variants as rotating rattan huts and cube-shaped sanctuaries, it’s worth saving a little extra before pulling the trigger to truly get the most of the experience.

 

Day Bed in Your SunSpace

While outdoor daybeds can be fantastic for reclining and unwinding in the sun, British weather doesn’t always play ball when it comes to outdoor plans. Luckily, with the help of SunSpaces, you can enjoy your outdoor recliner whenever you see fit.

 

Whether you already have a SunSpace or are considering adding a SunSpace to your property, incorporating a combination of the two can be the ultimate cocktail of comfort.

 

What better way to unwind in the open air under an awning, enjoy the breeze in your veranda or stare into the stars in your garden room than in supine calm of a garden daybed?

 

 

Don’t take our word for it – explore the possibilities today! Call now on 01727 845 788 or drop us a line using the button below and complete your garden lounge.

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Garden rooms from SunSpaces are incredibly versatile structures, capable of housing a true myriad of unique and beautifully decorative interiors.

 

That being said, as the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and, when it comes to garden room interiors, that saying certainly rings true.

 

Depending on your personal preferences, your choice of garden room design could differ dramatically from the one down the street, even if you both ordered the very same model.

 

That in itself is the beauty of the garden rooms we offer here at SunSpaces: freedom of design choice and customisation is entirely in your hands.

 

 

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Garden Room Interior Design

Creating a garden room that’s tailor-made to fit your needs and personality is one of the biggest advantages of purchasing outdoor living products from SunSpaces – the sheer scope for personalisation is virtually endless.

 

That being said, with so many avenues to go down in terms of garden room interior design, settling on a single route that’s right for you can be a tough decision to make. To help get you started, here are a few creative garden room interior ideas to get your mental blueprint mapped out.

 

 

Home Away from Home

There’s no reason a garden room can’t become an external living room, especially if you have a free-standing garden room.

 

Offering a unique view from the inside out, creating a welcoming lounge ambience in your garden room can be a wonderful way to make the most of your new addition.

 

Incorporate your favourite living furnishings like a comfy sofa, armchairs and lamp lighting to truly bring the indoor comfort to your outdoor space.

 

Whether you’re looking to create a lightly-coloured summer room to soak up the sun or a warm and cosy winter cabin to curl up in when the temperature drops, a simple change in colour can make all the difference.

 

For summery escape, floral colours and coastal shades with wicker furniture can do just the trick, while wintry reds and autumnal browns can be the perfect complement to an inviting homely hideaway.

 

 

Stu-Stu-Studio

If you are looking to create an environment to nurture your artistic side, a garden room studio could well be the way to go.

 

Naturally, the specific equipment within your studio will depend largely on the artistic direction you are looking to take: be it painting, sculpting or even musical recording.

 

Similarly, constructing an environment that helps stimulate your creative side will very much depend on your personality. Some may prefer to shut off the outside to focus on the task at hand, while others may find the sight of nature outside to be a creative stimulant.

 

That being said, certain things will be universal. Comfortable seating is a must for creativity – the last thing you need to distract from the task at hand is discomfort – while visual stimulation can also enhance ideas generation.

 

Accessorising your room with decorative objects and awesome artwork either of or related to things that inspire you can really enhance the creative ambience and solidify the environment as a hub for originality.

 

 

Let’s Get Physical

Another popular interior design idea for a garden room is to transform the area into a workout room. After all, there’s no excuse for missing a session if the venue is quite literally a stone’s throw away.

 

Whether you’re looking to create a home gym or yoga studio, common themes for rooms that house such activities commonly include two typical designs: woods and whites.

 

Public gyms and hotel fitness suites are commonly decked out in brilliant white from wall to wall, creating a clean, sterile atmosphere. This minimalist décor is typically combined with glossy, wood flooring for fashionable functionality.

 

Accessorise with the relevant equipment, necessary mats and strategically placed mirrors where needed for a complete fitness studio ambience.

 

 

The Office

Another popular interior design choice for garden room owners is to turn your outdoor addition into a private office space.

 

Keep distractions to a minimum with a reserved approach to your interior design. Utilise light, neutral colours that are non-invasive and easy on the eyes to help maintain focus.

 

In addition to keeping your attention on the task at hand, the minimalist approach will also help you avoid cluttering up your workspace with unnecessary items and junk.

 

Maintain functionality by including all the necessary equipment for the job – be it a computer, a printer or a landline – and be sure to invest in a good quality desk and chair.

 

Comfortable working conditions can go a long way in enhancing output and improving productivity, so don’t be afraid to invest in yourself when it comes to office furniture.

 

 

Create Your Garden Room with SunSpaces

Any of the above interior ideas can be created in any one of our garden rooms, once again showcasing the true versatility of the garden room as a customisable property feature.

 

Once you settle on the specific type of interior you want to create, there’s an equally wide-ranging number of paths you can then take when it comes to specific décor: do you go light an airy with modern whites and creams or dark and homely with natural, woody browns?

 

The combinations and possibilities are truly only limited to your own imagination. Hopefully, we’ve helped you peel back the surface of that with this sneak peek into what could be. Now all that’s left to do is turn that possibility into a reality!

 

 

To make your outdoor living dreams come true or for more information on garden room interiors, why not get in touch today? Drop us a line now on 01727 845 788 or send us an email using the link below.

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December has arrived, which means that it's time to deck the halls, hang the ornaments, and get your home ready for Christmas!

 
To that end, we've chosen a few of our favourite Christmas decorations from around the internet. These items will look great practically anywhere in your property, although we think they'll look particularly perfect in your garden room if you've got one!
 
Paper Snowflakes

We'll kick off with this very cute accessory from Cox & Cox - those sweet snowflakes would look great draped against the window of a garden room. We may not get a white Christmas this year, but frankly, we'd rather gaze at this curtain than struggle through a blanket of cold, slippery slush anyway.
 
Tartan Fabric Reindeer
 
It wouldn't really be Christmas without a reindeer, would it? Warm up your garden room with this fuzzy fabric reindeer, perfect for those cold winter evenings. We love this item and think it makes a great addition.
Antique Lustre Glass Baubles
 
Baubles are nothing new, of course, but their omnipresence at this time of year doesn't mean that they can't still look stunning. We love the vintage look (as we may have mentioned before), and so these sumptuously smoky-looking ornaments are right up our street.
 
 
Snowman Tealight Holder
 
Lighten up Christmas in your garden room with this festive tealight holder - Ideal for dining and coffee tables when you need to bring a touch of cheerful warmth to your home.
 
 
Pine Cone Stocking Holder
 
Finally, we come to the ever-reliable Notonthehighstreet - why hang your Christmas stocking any-old-where when you could hang it off this gorgeous cast-iron pine cone ornament? This item's outdoorsy appeal would marry perfectly with a garden room setting.
 
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