Trends / July 30,2013
A survey by Lloyd's TSB recently found that Britons spent $14 billion on their gardens last year. Among the new decorating trends were several focused around the materials and colours of outdoor furniture.
New easier-to-clean materials mean home decorators need no longer have an aversion to this colour scheme in the outdoors.
Bright yellows, blues, reds and leafy greens add vibrancy to UK gardens.
Timber is a good low-maintenance choice for the outdoors. Unlike many materials, weathering only adds to its charm over the years, noted Nicola Gidlow, outdoor living buyer for John Lewis.
Wicker and rattan lend a modern twist to any outdoor space. They are equally suited to a conservatory or out on the terrace, said Gidlow.
Wirework is popular not just because it is elegant, but because people are drawn to its craftsmanship, according to Adrian Rayment of Rayment Wire.
Source: This Is Exeter