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Summer 2021 Garden Trends | Hero Image Pergola | Tikkurila

A summer at home sees us focusing all our efforts on making the most of our outdoor spaces.

Whether you want to grow your own veg, dine alfresco or simply enjoy the many health and wellness benefits of the great outdoors, these are the top garden trends for 2021 to help you boost the appeal of your garden.

Summer 2021 Garden Trends | Vertical Garden | Tikkurila


After a surge in gardening popularity last year, we will see even more plants on patios and balconies, in the warmer months of 2021. If you have limited outdoor space, you can still make the most out of it with vertical gardens, just by planting upwards instead of outwards. You can grow your own tasty produce by allowing your plants to grow along vertical surfaces like fence panels, or wall-mounted planters. Adding hanging pots is also a great idea, creating space for pots of herbs and flowers. So functional and compact, they are a lovely addition to any small space.

Summer 2021 Garden Trends | Indoor Outdoor | Tikkurila


Setting up an outdoor living room is a key trend for 2021. With a focus on healthier living and spending more time outside, extending homes into outdoor living spaces has become hugely popular. The key to this trend is to have a similar interior and exterior design. Just add furniture, rugs, and cushions to your garden like those inside your home, and start enjoying your very own outdoor haven.

Summer 2021 Garden Trends | Grow Your Own | Tikkurila


The upcycling of garden furniture replaces the need to make new purchases. With just a lick of paint, you can transform your tired furniture and make it look like new again. Instead of buying plants, more people than ever will be growing their herbs and vegetables from seed. Growing our own food not only encourages us to live more sustainably but tending to plants has been proven to have a positive impact on mental well-being.

Summer 2021 Garden Trends | Terrace Lights | Tikkurila


Cosy evenings on your decking or balcony will never not be trendy. Create a calming atmosphere by hanging fairy lights and placing rattan lanterns in your outdoor space. Just add a warm blanket and enjoy your little sanctuary from the cooler spring nights to the darkening evenings of early autumn.


Rattan, wood, and clay are set to dominate the exterior design in 2021. Top decorative items to have on your radar include rattan plant pots, bamboo baskets, macramé plant hangers, and clay dishes. These are not only practical for space and storage but also help to create a romantic and bohemian style for your outdoor space.

Summer 2021 Garden Trends | Raised Garden Bed | Tikkurila


Raised beds are a perfect addition to any outdoor space, particularly, small areas. A raised flower bed can add a colourful floral display to terraces and balconies. They are also great for growing fresh herbs and vegetables as the soil in a raised bed does not dry out as fast as it does in a garden.

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