With the warm weather set to last, we're sorting our gardens out, stat! And we’ve never shopped for garden furniture and outdoor decor like we are right now – that's what restaurant closures and a pandemic will do to you.
We're utilising every room in our home, gardens included, so it's no surprise that demand for garden and outdoor decor in the UK is higher than ever – Etsy UK reported a 2644% increase in searches for best patio furniture in the last three months alone.
Functional and classic garden furniture aside, there are a few key garden trends that are already proving to be in demand, according to Etsy’s experts. Take note: these are the top garden furniture trends 2021 to shop:
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Best outdoor games
We're having more fun than ever in our gardens, and garden games are becoming even more sophisticated. As we're hosting more, we're looking for ways to entertain our garden guests and what could be more fun than a tipsy game of noughts and crosses or giant jenga?
Outdoor noughts and crosses, £23.35, Etsy
Giant wooden outdoor dominoes, £52.99, Etsy
Outdoor connect 4, £160, Etsy
Best firepit tables
The only way to heat your garden in 2021? A firepit – they’re so popular that many large retailers are struggling to keep them in stock! This year sees the firepit go centre stage, as it becomes the built-in focal point of outdoor dining tables, or smaller garden coffee tables with firepits in the centre.
Round firepit, £233.99, Etsy
Garden firepit table, from £2,080, Etsy
Classic concrete firepit table, from £760, Etsy
Best prosecco tables
Large or small outdoor tables that can double up as Prosecco bars are big news for 2021. Etsy has already seen a 1445% increase in searches for outdoor tables, with purpose-built Prosecco and wine tables, handmade to hold wine glasses, champagne flutes and bottles perfectly, already selling out.
Portable wine picnic table, £120, Etsy
Wine wooden table, £155.62, Etsy
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Best hanging garden chairs
Outdoor seating gets a relaxed to the max makeover, with hanging garden chairs – known as egg chairs - the most popular choice. You can choose from standalone chairs, which come with their own stand, or a rope chair that hangs from a sturdy tree.
Cotton rope hanging chair, £74.90, Etsy
Striped hanging garden chair, £54.90, Etsy
Folding hanging rattan chair, £281.27, Etsy
Best garden bars
As pubs and bars are increasingly fully-booked, the nation is playing landlord by creating their own bar or garden pub – Etsy saw a 3632% increase in searches for outdoor bars and accessories. The outdoor pubs range in size from small garden drinks cabinets or outdoor drinks trolleys to handmade wooden garden pubs, big enough to seat two to four patrons. Hello hostess with the mostess.
The Little Lily Garden Bar, from £229, Etsy
Personalised garden bar, £80, Etsy
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Personalised deck chairs
We love anything personalised, and a deck chair with your name on is the ultimate in garden goals. You can even get one for the kids!
Personalised adult deckchair, from £125, Etsy
Personalised children’s star deckchair, £80, Etsy
Mr & Mrs personalised deckchairs, £247.96, Etsy
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Sustainable outdoor dining
Alfresco dining is here to stay and eco-friendly tablescapes are set to be all over Instagram come summer. Think reusable cotton napkins and matching tablecloths, glass straws and hand embroidered picnic blankets.
Fruit melamine plates, £23.09, Etsy
Hand embroidered picnic blanket, from £48, Etsy
Stainless steel champagne flutes, £12.95, Etsy
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