If you’re any kind of social media user, chances are you’ve come across the words Scandinavian or ‘Hygge’ a lot in the last couple of years. With trying to achieve a simple and cosy design in the home, it is no wonder that the Scandinavian lifestyle appeals to so many people — after all, who doesn’t want to feel cosy at home? The Hygge way of life wants people to feel comfortable, cosy, and enjoy the simple things. It’s minimalist, and it’s about enjoying what you have to its fullest.
Giving your garden a little Scandinavian twist
One of the main trends for gardens in 2019 is low-maintenance, everlasting plants that don’t take a lot of looking after but still bloom and keep your garden looking colourful. If your garden has large pathways then stones that don’t repairing constantly could be a great asset to your Scandinavian style as the neutral tone of stone is heavily used.
Patio fruits have also became another trend for 2019 with the idea of growing your own fruit and veg really taking off last year this trend is set to carry on into 2019 with more focus of fruits. Patio fruits like strawberries, goji berries and raspberries take up hardly any space and are very easy to cater for so don’t shy away from trying to grow your own!
Building ‘hygge’ into your garden
This year’s main trend for outdoor spaces are secluded retreats within the garden. These can be anything from ‘she-sheds’, a small fire pit and seating area in the corner of the garden or a mini staycation inspired hideaway.
With low-maintenance still being the main focus of your garden, you might want to take a look at quality-timber log cabins when investing in a retreat spot for your garden. To keep your cabin looking pristine you should only need to apply treatment every now and again, the higher quality then the less you need to treat it.
Now, refrain from using the cabin as storage! Remember all your hard work tidying up the garden? So don’t waste all of your hard work by putting your gardening equipment in your cabin. On the other hand, you could invest in a small shed to store these items! But for your main structure, you’ll want to embrace the sense of hygge with some minimalist furniture and some cosy throws and rugs.
The cabin should be used as a getaway for all the family to use, whether it is used as a chic she-shed, or just a snug little reading nook at the bottom of the garden. Keep digital items for in the house and reserve your garden retreat as a digital-detox zone. Now that's true hygge.
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