Flexible furniture and original ornamentation - from Homebase
This year's Outdoor Living collection from Homebase is one of the most inspiring to date with over 100 new garden ornaments, accessories and pieces of outdoor furniture.
Joanna Bolt, Homebase Head of Trends said: "The garden is now increasingly viewed as another room in the home, so we've introduced over 100 new ornaments and added statement pieces of outdoor furniture and accessories across these collections to give British gardens that personalised touch".
The four trends for this season are sure to inspire customers to make a style statement in their gardens, with themes to suit a variety of tastes and garden aspiration. Items are grouped together into four stylish trends for the season: Global, Country, Classic and Coastal.
Global is a must-have dark and moody collection inspired by around the world travel and accessorised with textured pots and planters.
New for this year is the synthetic Rattan range which features the Rattan Corner Sofa and Rattan Low Level Set, bringing indoor lounging to the outdoors. A roof cover provides shade to cool down during hot summer days.
The Global trend also features the stylish Panama range, similar to the furniture used in hotels and resorts abroad with a co-ordinating Panama four-seater dining tablewith stackable chairs or the Panama six-seater dining table.
Also new for this year, Homebase has included a Milazzo Premium wicker furniture range. Made of waterproof synthetic wicker, this luxurious range is ideal for everyday dining and special occasions and includes a four-seater dining set and six-seater dining set as well as a cosy companion seat.
The range is accessorised perfectly with new pieces such as the stone elephant and the buddahs from the existing range which continue to be extremely popular.
A selection of new patio pots have been added to the collection, offering a variety of finishes, textures and levels. The tree planters, which feature a tree-bark textured outer, are available in two sizes and create a naturalistic look. Whereas the scratched earth tall planter creates interest to the outdoors due to its ability to bring plants such as corderlines or palms to a higher level. These pots easily add a feeling of the exotic to the garden.
The Classic trend has returned this season, following the popularity of this sophisticated look last year.
The trend encompasses a classic vintage look with topiary pots which are perfect for holding Homebase's Goldcrest specimen plants and also urn-shaped pots, which will be making a comeback to UK gardens.
The trend continues with the neutral tones of cream, terracotta and green through the Millicent pots in a variety of heights, alongside ornamentation in the form of the new oversized chess pieces and a bronze hare.
Country is quirky, fun and flexible new range for 2014 which brings the British country to your own back garden. The range allows you to transform your outdoor space with quirky outdoor ornaments such as the Riga grazing sheep in three different positions, allowing you to build your own farmyard flock.
New furniture within this range builds on Homebase's popular Peru range, with the addition of the Peru four-seater bench set and the Peru six-seater rectangular set with stacking chairs to ensure you create a seating option which best suits your needs.
The relaxing blue and white Coastal collection returns to Homebase this year. The extremely popular nautical deck chairs will remain in the range for a second year. However, this time they are accompanied by even more accessories to bring the theme to life.
The theme allows you to easily create the feeling of a seaside holiday in your garden, regardless of how far away you are from sandy shores. The rippled effect of the Newquay planters (available in blue or white) conjure images of the sea, whereas the Shell Bay Planters have a shell effect exterior reminiscent of sandy shores.
The Ammonite stone and Gull ornament, available in blue or white, further add to this relaxing coastal look, whilst adding interest to your outdoor space.