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2017 Decking Trends

Trex Transcend in Tiki Torch with fish pond

Just like with interior design, trends come and go for outdoor spaces and for every style, there’s a decking shade that lends itself seamlessly. Whether you want a space to relax in, or one made for socialising with friends, it is imperative to find a design that will continue to work in harmony with your lifestyle.

Rather than spending time and money on a flash-in-the-pan trend, we’ve done the hard work for you and cherry-picked the key trends for this year that we believe will stand the test of time and perfectly complement your personal style.

Scandinavian style decking trends

Recently there’s been a surge of interest in Scandinavian style for interiors, a trend which translates just as well to the outdoors. Think light woods, a minimal palette and pared-back furniture.

Scandinavian style gravel path

Dress teak and rattan furnishings with pillows and cosy blankets to ward off chilly summer breezes and maximise on comfort. To really bring the heat and get the most out of your outdoor space, year-round, invest in a flaming fire pit.

Nordic design favours monochromatic colour schemes and decking in a pristine, contemporary grey shade would sit well against comfortable elements.

English country garden

The English country garden style shows no sign of waning, with classic woods, blooms and robust teak furniture proving as popular as ever.

English country garden - lava rocl

The key hallmark of such a garden is shrubs, flowers and wildlife so fill pots, planters and hanging baskets with colourful blooms. Plant a mixture of herb and flowers, bolstered by herbatious perennials and annuals to create a patchwork of texture and colour that’s harmonious on the eye.

Set off the look with chintzy-printed soft furnishings, homemade bunting and classic reddish black hardwood decking.

Colour Pop

With tangerine hailed as the colour to be using outdoors this summer and a growing trend for ditching wooden varnishes in favour of bright block colours for outdoor furniture, it’s time to be bold!

Trex Transcend in Tiki Torch with fish pond

Get creative with paint to tap into one of the easiest and most pocket-friendly trends of the year! Wooden furniture, fences and bare walls can all be treated to a lick of paint in your chosen shade. If you’d prefer a quick and less-permanent injection of colour, bring in colourful pots and bright scatter cushions.

Warm-hued decking will serve to show off colourful décor, especially if you add a rug in a bold shade!

Decking Trends – Indoors Outdoors

If you’re an avid visitor of Pinterest, you’ll have noticed a growing trend for bringing the indoors outside. People are blurring the boundaries by creating cosy outdoor seating areas, even installing plush outdoor kitchens and showers. While we understand that not everyone will fancy installing a second kitchen in the garden, there are far more simple and affordable ways to tap into fusing the two spaces.

Trex Contour in Pebble Grey

Bringing the inside out means you’re likely compromising a lawn so potted plants are a low-maintenance option that will add colour, whether you opt for large planters filled with flowers or small leafy plants for your table top.

Matching flooring with your kitchen will help to create the illusion of a connected space, meaning you can be as creative with colour outside of your home as you are inside! If you’d like to create a focal point such as a seating area or plant, a creative option would be to use a second shade of decking to really make the feature or area pop.

Whether you favour a Nordic styled outdoor space, want to bring the outdoors in or something else altogether, there’s a decking shade to suit your personal taste. Get in touch with us and we’ll be more than happy to advise on your decking project!


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