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Garden furniture trends 2022: The living room is expanding

As the sun shines brighter and the days grow longer, life moves outdoors. Whether the garden, terrace or balcony – it is the perfect time to spruce up your outdoor space for summer. Looking for some inspiration? Then check out the garden furniture trends for 2022!

Terrace with a rattan sofa, a table and armchairs.

The various seating elements of this boho style outdoor sofa can be rearranged on the base in no time at all. (Photo: VDM/W. Schillig Outdoor)

Outdoors is the new indoors

Whether you have a sprawling garden, cosy terrace or a small balcony, today’s outdoor spaces are increasingly being designed for everyday use rather than occasional weekend parties or cookouts on warm summer evenings. Gardens have become an additional living space, a place of retreat and a connection with nature. The line between indoors and outdoors is becoming increasingly blurred this year. Flowing transitions to the outdoor living area are created with garden furniture that feel like high-end living and dining room pieces and fit in perfectly in either environment. Inviting accessories like small lamps, pillows and other decorative items add the finishing touch to the living room look.

Garden with sand and outdoor sofa in white-orange.

Outdoor kitchens stand for social gatherings and culinary delights in the open air. (Photo: Cane-line)

Nature-inspired outdoor furniture

Edges are yesterday’s news – this year garden furniture is all about blending in with nature. The main trend is towards naturalness. Wood, stainless steel and wickerwork are featuring soft, rounded shapes. The combination of natural materials and wickerwork seen in lounge furniture this year embody the exceptional craftsmanship of interior design. Vincent Sheppard shows how outdoor furniture can be imbued with natural lightness with his Frida lounge chair . The round frame with seat made out of tightly strung rope gives the piece an airy look.

Nature-inspired designs like https://www.ambista.com/en/garden-furniture/mbrace-by-sebastian-herkner-47783 exude a sense of harmony with their organic shape and create an inviting space to relax. Ecologically and sustainably produced, the synthetic fibres of the chair resemble a nest and are barely indistinguishable from natural materials.

Thanks to outdoor sofas with expansive features and round shapes, it is also possible to enjoy indoor comfort outside. There is one thing that no garden should be without: large, soft cushions.

Striking patterns & colourful garden furniture

The colour palette this year in the outdoor area remains mostly subdued, minimalist and blends in seamlessly in with nature. However, a few bright accents are also appearing in the form of accessories and colourful garden furniture. Just like a stunning area rug can jazz up a living room or new tiles transform a bathroom, patterns also have a powerful impact outdoors. Drawing inspiration from nature, designer Nani Marquina uses gradients of colour reminiscent of sunsets by the sea for her outdoor rug collection . Textiles with exotic, folkloric and ethnic patterns are making a statement. The boho chic trend is not only apparent in cushions and accessories but also in colourful garden furniture. Whether loungy rattan furniture like the Roy cocoon chair or laid back Nautica swing chair , this garden furniture exudes a Mediterranean flair. Terracotta accents complete the summer look.

Culinary creativity with outdoor kitchens

Summertime is grilling season. Also notable this year is how versatile cooking outdoors has become. Outdoor kitchens are slowly overtaking the normal grill and enjoying enormous popularity. The Drop kitchen module from Cane-line offers all the functions of an indoor kitchen and has a flexible design. The outdoor culinary arts are now more than just the grill. From pizza ovens, smokers and stone slabs – cooking has become a lifestyle – also outside the traditional kitchen.

Sustainable garden of the future

Another exciting trend in outdoor furniture is the greater use of recycled materials . This goes hand in hand with the growing concern over climate change because we are always looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment. Recycled and natural materials such as cork, rattan , bast and linen are becoming more common.

How different sustainability can be becomes visible with the sharing economy trend. The term sharing economy refers to sharing resources. In the past, rental furnishings were mainly found in the event sector. Organisers can rent chairs, tables, lounge furniture and other items for events. This concept has now found its way into the private market – and gardens. In the case of Skagerak Rent , customers can rent garden furniture for an entire season or longer. More sustainability – this is what lies at the heart of this concept for the Scandinavian furniture manufacturer. The garden furniture is designed for longevity. At the end of the rental period, the pieces are repaired if necessary and prepared for the next customer. A closed loop system that pays off for customers as well as companies.

Garden furniture trends of 2022: anything goes

The desire for comfort and relaxation is also reflected in this year’s garden furniture trends. Natural shapes and soft textiles immediately make the garden and balcony feel more inviting. Vibrant colours and interesting patterns create a good mood and holiday feeling.

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