Bringing the inside out
Whether it is scandi-sleek or modern rustic the interior concepts, materials, colours and textures are being translated into exterior designs. It could be as simple as using a mixture of plants to create different visual textures and laying them cleverly to create a relatively low-maintenance but highly dramatic outdoor space. By adding areas of concrete, paving or decking to define an area, which adds contrast and enhancing the design trend you are going for. For example, a modern rustic influenced garden may use recycled unique slabs of timber where as teak and pine may work well in a retro-relaxed style garden. You might introduce pops of colour like teals and mustard yellows into a scandi-sleek design, or contrasting and contemporary colours into a retro-relaxed style which will create a sense of drama. No matter how big your exterior space is you are only limited by your imagination. A vertical or multi-level garden are clever space-saving ideas for smaller spaces.
To find out about the top five latest interior trends influencing garden designs in 2017 follow this link to NZ Gardener.