After the stresses and strains of the past couple of years, we’ve all fallen in love with our gardens. If you’ve been spending more time in your garden recently and want to realise the true potential of the space you have, then this year is the perfect time to invest in it.
From laying Indian paving to creating zones all the way up to transforming your garden into a biodiverse area that celebrates nature, there are several great ways that you can reinvent your garden and make it even more appealing and inviting. There are plenty of garden design trends to enjoy in 2022, so here are our top favourites!
1. More flowerbeds and vegetable patches for increased biodiversity
In the early 2000s, minimalism took over our lives. Every room and living space was dominated by straight lines, clear spaces and monochrome colours. However, in the garden in particular, this trend is reversing. As a result, flower beds, areas of shrubbery and raised beds for growing vegetables are all set to come right back into fashion.
As an added bonus, as well as looking great, this trend will provide further benefits to your garden; flowers, shrubs and vegetables are great for increasing biodiversity and ensuring your garden is wildlife friendly.
2. Creating zones
Although many people consider gardens to be summer spaces, with the correct planning and preparation, you can extend the use of your space well into spring and autumn. A quick look at current buying trends from 2021 tells us that seating areas, pergolas, outdoor kitchens and fire pits all look set to be must-have items for 2022 and beyond.
If you have a large outdoor space, then splitting it into zones will make your garden more useful than ever. Depending on your tastes and needs, you can create open-air cooking and eating areas, spaces to relax, and zones where children can play.
So, if you want to be on-trend for 2022, consider how you can split your garden into zones and increase its functionality. Remember though, when you’re designing your space, it’s best to also consider how you will link the spaces to create flow and continuity. Indian sandstone is great for this, as are Yorkshire paving stones and limestone paving.
3. Go grey
The 2020s have seen a resurgence of grey accessories and furnishings both inside and outside the home, especially with it making up 50% of Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2021. As a result, grey tones look set to be incredibly popular in 2022 and beyond.
Grey Indian sandstone paving slabs like our Kandla Grey option are the perfect design choice for many homes. This is because grey paving slabs create a smooth transition between outside and in. This is especially perfect if your home has bi-fold or patio doors.
As a result, in 2022, grey sandstone paving looks set to be particularly popular with people who are creating pathways across grass, or building patios for relaxing and entertaining.
If you’re thinking of re-designing your garden and making it even more multi-functional in 2022, then it’s worth consider how Indian sandstone paving could help you achieve your goals. Here at Bridge Street Stone, we stock a great range of sandstone paving options that meet the latest trends and styles, including Autumn Brown, Kota Black and Golden Leaf. To make an order, give us a call today on 01282 860571, and we’ll be more than happy to help!