It’s never been more important to create a relaxing and serene environment in our outdoor spaces. With more of us taking refuge within the confines of our homes at a time of uncertainty, comfort and relaxation have been top of mind for our homes - especially when it comes to the safest outdoor spaces in our lives at this point, our gardens.
That relaxation seems to have come in the form of outdoor living rooms. The concept is pretty self-explanatory, essentially taking all the comforts of your indoor living space and bringing it outdoors.Don’t forget to invest in comfortable weatherproof outdoor furniture so you can relax whenever the urge hits you. Good thing all Devon Furniture comes made of weatherproof teak timber, that lasts season after season, rain or shine.
Maximalism is making a comeback. We are no longer confined to simple minimalist pieces, varying shades of beige, and concrete outdoor furniture. You officially have full permission to go buck wild with your outdoor decor and have some fun.
Turn your outdoor space into a Marrakech market complete with an assortment of textures, colours, layers and patterns. Think unexpected design elements, mix and match heights and textures. Experiment with patterned outdoor rugs and pillows. Show off your personality and display some of the wares you collected on your travels.
No space, no problem?
You’ve heard of tiny homes, but tiny gardens are finally getting their time in the sun. Modern-day real estate has been pushing us towards smaller yards, so we’ve had to think of ways to get the most out of every square metre. The solution? We plant up.
Okay, cool concept, but how do you execute it? Simple. If you’ve got a blank wall or a bare fence, you’ve got yourself a vertical garden. Invest in some pre-made pockets and planters that are specifically designed to attach to walls of fence boards. You don’t even need soil. With Hydroponic gardening, you can plant upwards without soil by infusing roots with a nutrient-rich mineral solution.
Sustainability is making its way into all aspects of our living, from sustainable home design, buying, and of course sustainable outdoor spaces. A pretty notable manifestation of this trend can be found in our buying habits.
It’s all about being intentional with the outdoor pieces you spend your dollars on. Think about buying more high value, quality pieces that can withstand the elements and withstand the test of time. Mix these with vintage pieces you already own to create some character.
It’s also important to be more mindful about where your outdoor pieces come from - and we’re not talking about the warehouse. All Devon pieces are made with sustainable Teak wood, sourced from Indonesia. All Indonesian teak is managed by Perum Perhutani, the government-managed plantation that promotes biodiversity and the livelihoods of the people that depend on them.
Walk on the wild side
Instead of pristine, highly manicured lawns, our move to more sustainable outdoor space means rewilding is growing in popularity. If you haven’t heard of rewilding before, it’s the practice of letting wildflowers rein free in your outdoor space. It’s all about providing a space for nature to do its thing. This style of the garden creates a sense of romance to create a garden with that magical whimsical feeling. Aah.