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Choosing the right design for your garden is becoming just as important as decorating the interior of your house. Modern gardens are now seen as an extension of the home and therefore you need to give the design careful consideration before making any decisions.

Just like with interior design, garden trends change often and quickly. What’s “in” one year might be “out” by the next.

If you’re looking to update your garden before the warmer weather arrives, we’ve put together our top 5 picks of the garden trends that are guaranteed to be popular this year.

The Natural Look

This year is set to see the return of the more “natural” looking garden design, but what does this really mean?

For a lot of people, the natural look is favoured for its use of more traditional materials such as timber and wood, instead of the usual man made composites. Soft and warm colours are being used to create paths and patios.
Whilst it boasts a DIY look and feel, this style is carefully designed to look this way. The idea is to create something authentic and organic that will hopefully be timeless too!

Colour Blocking

Colour blocking is a term that is often used when discussing fashion trends but has now made its way into the world of garden design. It’s an inexpensive way to add something a little different to the garden.

It involves using blocks of colours to make a bold and visual impact to an otherwise traditional outdoor space. There are a number of different ways in which this trend can be incorporated into your garden, such as coloured tiles, colourful plants and flowers, or even by especially painting a specific area to highlight it.

The colours you use are completely down to personal choice, with yellows, greens and pinks being by far the most widely used.

Outdoor Dining Area

Outdoor kitchens are a trend that has never really taken off in the UK, mostly due to the British weather having a reputation for being fickle and unpredictable. However, could 2017 finally be the year that outdoor cooking becomes a real thing? Those in the know certainly seem to be think so!

It seems that more and more people are now looking to create an area in their garden that is solely dedicated to cooking and eating(and entertaining!) We don’t just mean a fancy BBQ either – people are investing in high-quality outdoor sinks, fridges, pizza ovens and beautiful work surfaces.

If this is something you’re interested in creating, we suggest adding an outdoor seating area too. It will be the perfect place to socialise with your friends and family during the warm summer months.


With pubs and restaurants making lighting a huge part of their outdoor space design, it’s not surprising that it’s going to be huge in home garden design this year. And the best thing? Picturesque lighting doesn’t have to be expensive!

With energy efficient lighting becoming the norm, you can turn your outside space into a magical wonderland for half the price. From solar powered to rechargeable, there are plenty of options to choose from to ensure that you choose what works best for your garden.

Fairy lights are our favourite option by far. Whether hung over trees or perfectly arranged across your patio, fairy lights can give your garden a soft and glowing makeover that will WOW all your loved ones.

Coloured Garden Fencing 

A garden fence is an important fixture in most gardens, whether for security, privacy or aesthetic reasons. For homeowners that still have standard wooden fences that seem to cause them nothing but trouble, this 2017 trend might be the one you should really consider following.

Coloured fencing, such as the fantastic product offered at ColourFence, is set to be huge this year. Offering garden lovers something a little more modern than the traditional wooden styles, you can choose an attractive and contemporary style that fits in better with your personality.

From cosy creams to rustic greens, you can find a fence that blends in perfectly with the design of your garden – or one that really stands out!

If you would like more information on our modern and high-quality fencing collection, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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