2021 is here, whether you’re ready for it or not! Last year was a total whirlwind, and not necessarily in a good way. We might not be feeling as positive and refreshed as we usually do in the new year, but that shouldn’t stop us from investing in ourselves and our homes. Although we can’t control the circumstances we find ourselves in, we can decide how best to deal with them.
When it comes to your outdoor space at your home, now is the most pressing time to make the most of it. Many of us still can’t socialise indoors, leaving our gardens and outdoor spaces as our only points of contact with our friends and family, when rules allow.
If you are struggling to accommodate this in your outdoor space, here are some of the top outdoor design ideas to consider for 2021!
1. Get a fire pit
Fire pits are all the rage at the moment, and there’s a good reason why. Not only are they stylish additions to any outdoor area, centralising your garden and bringing a touch of rustic class to the space, fire pits are also a practical purchase too. Custom fire pits allow you to gather in your garden even during cold weather, warming your hands and smelling the delicious smoke that emits from the pit. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this is a great addition to your space, as it means guests can safely distance from you while keeping warm outside.
2. Plant a garden
Even if your outside space is only a few metres in total, that shouldn’t stop you from planting a few things. A bare concrete courtyard doesn’t look great, and can make you feel a little boxed in when you look at it. Psychologists believe that looking at the colour green can boost your mood and make you feel more calm too – exactly what we need right now!
To brighten your garden and your mood, you could plant herbs, vegetables, trees or bushes, making the space come to life even in a concrete courtyard. This will not only teach you a valuable skill, but will also help your mental health and increase your happiness during the hard days of 2021.
3. Get comfortable
When it comes to outdoor furniture, comfort is the most important factor. Most of us are trying to spend as much time as possible outdoors, in order to stay refreshed and calm in these wild times. For this reason, investing in outdoor beanbags or sun loungers is a great way to add a funky twist to your garden. Plus, you can lie or sit on these comfortable things for hours, giving you the perfect excuse to get as much fresh air as humanly possible.
If you love your outdoor space but want to change it up, these ideas will hopefully give you the motivation you need to revamp your garden in 2021. Whether it is installing a fire pit, growing herbs or getting new garden furniture, feel inspired to make changes to your home this new year.0