Top garden space trends for 2019


Last year witnessed the rise of the ecological gardens, asymmetrical scheme and wood-effect tiles. So, with 2019 now in full flow, what are this year’s key trends? We look at what will potentially will sweep the nation in the coming months.

Smart lighting

According to the Rich brothers, known for their BBC fame, smart lighting is going to burst back onto the scene this summer. This is because garden ambience is going to be at the forefront of our plans. Their suggestion is that you position lights up against trees so that it can create an uplight effect and draw your attention to a specific area of the garden.

Hot tubs

Fresh from sending shoppers into a stir in 2017 and 2018, Aldi are at it again this year with their inflatable hot tub sale. However, this year, you can expect a more permanent addition to gardens. With decking boards the perfect platform for this little piece of luxury, sales are expected to continue to soar over the next 12 months.


The craze of ‘staying in is the new going out’ is set to continue this summer and home entertaining is becoming extremely popular. While you might think of a fire pit as being an expensive addition to your space, think again. You can purchase mini pits for as little as £25 and the quirky idea can brighten up any area in which you entertain your guests. The heat that it provides will allow the party gathering to continue well into the night, meaning the cold evenings won’t even be able to put a dampener on your spirits.

Grow your own

Growing produce at home has always been a popular hobby, but in 2019 new veg are set to have a prominence. The staple cabbage and tomatoes are still set to be homegrown, but it’s said that before long we will also be growing our own tea plants and herbs – great for our morning cuppa or gin and tonic!

Adult treehouses

If your garden has a vast amount of space, why not join in the growing trend and create your own adult treehouse? We’ve all heard of the ‘man cave’ and ‘she shed’, but 2019 is set to be the year of the adult treehouse. We love a getaway, and if you have an area that allows it, why not create a rustic-looking treehouse to escape to?


Wallpaper may sound like a controversial trend, but wallpapering your outdoor space is becoming more popular as Brits attempt to bolden up their space. You can stay on trend and match your paper with your surroundings, or you can mimic your personality and dazzle your guests with outlandish prints.

Handmade décor

Currently, shabby chic is very popular and we are constantly looking for garden projects to make our own. Like wallpapering, creating your own decorations will add your own personal stamp on your space and, with up-cycling becoming more popular in the home in recent years, it’s now time for the garden space to get a makeover.

There will certainly be more trends appear as we get further into 2019. So, keep an eye out and see how many you spot over the next 12 months!

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