Decking Trends for 2019

Where did that year go? Happy New Year everyone, we’re a few days into 2019 what trends can we expect to see this year…..

With the increasing demand for more housing and the ongoing plans for new developments we can expect gardens to continue to remain compact. With this is mind it’s important that these spaces are functional, manageable and make the most of the small area on offer.

Too Busy to Garden?

Many home owners are living increasingly busy lifestyles, juggling work, social events and family life meaning they do not have hours to spend maintaining a garden however would like to be able to enjoy the space when they do get some down time.

SAiGE Longlife Decking and Fencing provide the perfect solutions for these spaces. Not only practical and very durable SAiGE decking, also has excellent anti- slip ratings and very low maintenance requirements making it a great option for those of you with little time to spend gardening.

Bringing the inside out

You may have heard of bringing the outdoors in but in a similar fashion the inside can be brought out. Many of the design trends and colour pallets that start as interior ideas are then translated in some way into the landscaping arena.

In 2018 SAiGE Decking saw a continued increase in the popularity of the Light Grey Composite decking boards. Many people trying to find a complimentary decking to their anthracite windows. Grey’s, coffee and neutral colours have become more and more popular within the home as well as the garden.

To reflect this SAiGE’s current decking and fencing range include boards in; Light Grey, Charcoal, Coffee and Walnut.

Bold, bright colours can then be used to compliment these neutral tones, whether that’s through planting, bold statement furniture or colourful planters. With last years Pantone colour of the year Ultra Violet and this year’s colour Living Coral we expect to see this trend continuing.

SAiGE Longlife Decking in Light Grey used to create this decking area. Installation by Lifestyle Gardens.

The increased trend for open plan living and the use of bi-folding doors to open up a space has meant decking areas have become an extension of the home with designers paying special attention to creating lines which flow from the interior flooring into the decking beyond seamlessly.

Recycling and Sustainability

With Global warming at the forefront of everyone’s mind we expect to see an increase in the use of recycled materials.

SAiGE Longlife Decking uses 95% recycled materials comprising of 50% recycled wood fibres and 45% recycled plastics.

Picture Framing Decking

Although this is not a new trend for 2019 we expect this style to continue. It has become increasing popular to picture frame a decking area to add an element of interest and sometimes contrast to the space.

The picture frame effect can be in the same colour as the main decking area or in a contrasting colour.

SAiGE Longlife Decking in Charcoal with picture frame effect.

Although we can predict what 2019 will bring it will be interesting to see what trends emerge and how the year pans out.