How to make the most of summer in your garden with 10 must-have trends including egg chairs and wooden pergolas

SUMMER has arrived and many people will be making plans to see friends and family in private gardens. 

So now could be the perfect chance to spruce up your outside space to make it primed for entertaining. 

If you are looking for some inspiration for ways you can decorate your garden, there are a number of trends that are set to be big this summer. 

Experts at have analysed Google search data to reveal the outdoor fads that are exploding at the moment.

From backyard cinemas to wooden pergolas, these features can take your garden to the next level.

Here are the top 10 garden must-haves…. 

1. Egg Chairs

The main outdoor trend of 2021 will be the hanging egg chair, which has experienced a search growth of 234 per cent over the past year. 

These must-have comfort additions offer a cosy place to unwind with a book or a tipple, giving full-body support and allowing you to take the weight off your feet.

2. Rattan Corner Sofas

Rattan is back again to dominate gardens. The most popular of 2021 being the rattan corner sofa, searches for which have increased by 537 per cent over a year. 

It seems homeowners are trying to maximise their outdoor space seating in order to comfortably seat their long-missed friends and family, after a year of lockdown, this summer.

3. Teak Furniture

Teak garden furniture is a staple of any zen garden, often being the look of choice for Japanese-inspired gardens, and with Japandi being such a big interior trend this year, it makes sense that homeowners would want to continue the zen into the garden. 

Teak furniture searches have increased by 124 per cent year on year.

4. Wooden Pergola 

Wooden Pergolas and gazebos are also key for zen outdoor spaces, these are either inspired by Mediterranean exteriors or, again, Japanese. 

These offer slight shading from the hot summer sun without making the occupier feel entrapped or overheated. 

Searches for garden pergola have risen by 124 per cent, but more specifically it seems people are looking for corner pergolas, searches for which have increased by 236 per cent. 

5. Backyard Cinema

Lockdown has forced a lot of people to make their own entertainment and make their spaces multifunctional, one thing that isn’t going anywhere in 2021 is the garden cinema. 

Searches for garden projector have grown by a massive 400 per cent. 

Get the popcorn ready! 

6. Garden Bar

Pubs and bars have been sorely missed, but many made do by creating their own, and why stop in 2021? 

Cheap drinks and later closing has pushed searches for garden bars up by 122 per cent in the last 12 months. 

At least it gives another option if the pub garden is full.

7. Outdoor pizza oven

The pandemic has made chefs of us all and we are not saying that stone-baked pizza will overtake the BBQ this summer, but it seems many are considering expanding their outdoor food offering. 

Outdoor pizza oven searches have grown by 243 per cent.

8. Outdoor Rugs

There are two types of people, those that watched the Harry and Megan Oprah interview and immediately wanted an outdoor rug, and those that didn’t watch it. 

Outdoor rugs are a luxe addition to gardens and it seems a lot of people want in on the trend. 

Searches for outdoor rugs have had an increase in searches of 124 per cent and outdoor rugs UK 326 per cent.

9. Chiminea

The British summer is unpredictable, during the day it can be scorching hot but come sunset those temperatures can drop. ‘

For this reason, chimenea searches have soared. 

Particularly, cast iron chiminea has had a 236 per cent increase, and chiminea fire pit has had a huge 1,710 per cent increase in searches over the past year.

10. Garden Office Pod

One of the biggest changes the pandemic has brought is forcing a large number of us to work from home. 

For some this isn’t possible due to space, others prefer to separate their work and home life. 

This is probably why searches for garden office pods have increased by 174 per cent over the past year.

Previously, a woman transformed her garden into trendy chill out space for just £100 using bargains from Homebase.

For more amazing home transformations, this mum-to-be transformed cluttered box room into ‘dream nursery’ using B&M & IKEA bargains.

And this mum reveals the incredible games room she created for her son for just £16.

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