There are plenty of garden design trends to expect in 2018 and Rattan Direct’s handy guide lists plenty of them. I currently have quite a small garden but I am keen to utilise some of the information they have given for my very own garden.
There is the wabi-sabi trend where you sit back and look upon your garden, imperfections and all. Wabi sabi is actually a Japanese word which very loosely translated means ‘rustic’ and has been practised in Japan since the 15th century. It stands for the beauty of things imperfect, incomplete and unconventional. In short, it is a nod to natures natural cycle of growth, decay, and death.
If that is not your thing, then there is bringing the outdoors in. Not everyone has a garden so indoor gardens are having a resurgence. People are buying houseplant – some big ones to resemble garden plants and others to compliment their actual home decor.
There’s even talk about reclaiming small spaces – something I need to do as my garden is so tiny. It means utilising the space to the maximum – planters that can slot onto balcony rails if you live in a flat, hanging plant holders. Everything here needs to have a multi purpose use.
These are just a few of the garden trends expected in 2018 – check out Rattan Direct’s guide for the full list.