It’s so lovely to be back outside again after a long winter. It’s a joy to see blossom on the trees and green shoots pushing their way upwards through the soil. However, our very lovely British seasons can sometimes make it a challenge to use our gardens year-round. Lots of people are opting to install a garden room, or pod, to maximise the time they can spend in their gardens. And there are so many ways that you can tailor it exactly to your own taste.
Here are the top 10 trends for 2023 that we have seen:
1. Biophilic design: This trend focuses on bringing nature indoors and is a great fit for garden rooms. Consider incorporating natural materials like wood, stone, or live plants into the design.
2. Minimalism: This trend is all about simplicity and decluttering, making it a great choice for small spaces like Garden Pods. Choose functional furniture with clean lines and keep decorative accents to a minimum.
3. Multi-functional furniture: Garden Pods are often used as home offices or creative spaces, so consider incorporating furniture that can serve multiple purposes, such as a desk that can also function as a storage unit.
4. Bold colours: Adding a pop of colour can help liven up a garden studio, especially if the exterior is more subdued. Consider incorporating bold accent pieces, like a bright area rug or throw pillows. You could be bang on trend and incorporate the Pantone colour of the year, which for 2023 is ‘Vivid Magenta’ - read more here.
5. Industrial accents: Industrial design has been trending for a few years now, and it can work well in a garden room. Consider incorporating metal accents or raw, unfinished materials for an edgier look.
6. Retro vibes: Retro design elements, like mid-century furniture or vintage-inspired lighting, can add a playful and unique touch to a Garden Pod.
7. Smart technology: Smart technology is becoming increasingly popular in homes, and garden pods are no exception. Consider incorporating smart lighting or a voice-controlled speaker system to make the space feel more high-tech.
8. Scandinavian design: This style is known for its simplicity, functionality, and focus on light, neutral colours. Consider incorporating natural wood furniture, clean lines, and minimalist decor for a cosy and inviting space
9. Coastal vibes: If you want to create a relaxing and calming atmosphere in your Garden Pod, consider incorporating coastal design elements like light blue and sandy beige colours, nautical accents, and natural textures like wicker or rattan.
10. Art-inspired decor: If you're a creative person or plan on using your Garden Pod as a studio, consider incorporating art-inspired decor, like colourful abstract paintings, sculptures, or other unique pieces of art to create a truly personalised space. You can also use the garden outside the pod as inspiration and use art installations in the outdoor space around the Pod.
Which trend inspires you?