As 2019 continues to fly by, it’s worth taking a look at what the rest of the year holds. Last year saw ecological gardens become more popular alongside asymmetrical schemes and wood-effect tiles, so exactly does 2019 have in store? We look at some of the potential trends that are likely to sweep the nation.

Hot tubs

The inflatable hot tubs sold by Aldi in 2017 and 2018 are set to return. However, this year, you can expect a more permanent addition to gardens. With composite decking boards providing the perfect platform for this little piece of luxury, sales are expected to continue to soar over the next 12 months.    

Adult treehouses

If you have a large outdoor space to play with, you may find yourself tempted to add an adult treehouse to your garden and join the recent trend. We’ve all heard of the ‘man cave’ and ‘she shed’, but 2019 is set to be the year of the adult treehouse. We love a getaway, and if you have an area that allows it, why not create a rustic-looking treehouse to escape to?

Smart lighting

The BBC’s Rich brothers claim that smart lighting is in line to return to the scene, as the ambience of our gardens comes back to the forefront of our plans. Their suggestion is that you position lights up against trees so that it can create an uplight effect and draw your attention to a specific area of the garden.


Staying in is the new going out, right? Well, why not add a firepit to your garden? While you might think of a fire pit as being an expensive addition to your space, think again. You can purchase mini pits for as little as £25 and the quirky idea can brighten up any area in which you entertain your guests. The heat that it provides will allow the party gathering to continue well into the night, meaning the cold evenings won’t even be able to put a dampener on your spirits.

Grow your own

It’s true that we’ve always been a nation who loves to grow our own produce and this year will see new growth projects. The staple cabbage and tomatoes are still set to be homegrown, but it’s said that before long we will also be growing our own tea plants and herbs – great for our morning cuppa or gin and tonic!


This may sound controversial; but adding wallpaper to your outdoor space is said to be the next popular UK fad. You can stay on trend and match your paper with your surroundings, or you can mimic your personality and dazzle your guests with outlandish prints.

Handmade décor

There are many projects that we can be involved in to help shape our unique garden. Like wallpapering, creating your own decorations will add your own personal stamp on your space and, with up-cycling becoming more popular in the home in recent years, it’s now time for the garden space to get a makeover.

It’s clear that this year will see many trends appear and those listed above may only be the tip of the iceberg. So, keep an eye out and see how many you spot over the coming months!