In the wake of COVID-19, lockdown has encouraged many people to think about home improvements and making the most of their gardens, especially in London where access to public spaces has been more limited. Awnings can be a fantastic way to improve the look of your home, while also bringing many benefits of ‘inside/outside’ living, which is why they have been growing in popularity in recent years.
Here are this year’s top trends for awnings in London:
All about the colour
The traditional stripe of an awning will always be a popular choice and there are lots of colours to choose from. But it’s not just a decision about your favourite colour – you need to take the colours of your brickwork to ensure that whatever colour you choose works with the exterior of your house. Other considerations will be the colour of your patio surface, and your choice of patio furniture.
With coronavirus likely to cause travel plans to be disrupted in the future, the Staycation is going to be extremely popular and people will be spending a lot of time in their gardens. Eating al fresco in the spring and autumn months is becoming a much more popular habit in London, thanks to the warmer climate, and setting the table underneath a beautiful awning will make you feel you’re on holiday, at the same time as sheltering you from the heat of the sun and the occasional shower. Making sure your garden has an awning will allow you to enjoy your garden whatever the weather.
A rising trend in awnings is the use of glass instead of traditional canvas. Glass will give a sleek and more sophisticated look. These awnings also let you enjoy the view of the stars when night time comes, as well as a waterproof shelter when the rain comes.
Extending your kitchen
If your kitchen has big bi-fold or patio doors, having a retractable awning will let you keep the heat off the glass doors and keep the room cool, saving money on air conditioning and electric fans. They’ll also give you the opportunity to have breakfast outside, but still adjacent to your kitchen – what a great way of beginning the day!
Outside air for business
Social distancing has resulted in more outdoor meetings with friends and family, whether it’s in someone’s garden, or outside a restaurant, café, bar or pub garden. As many people are nervous about being inside in public spaces, having awnings will allow you to attract outdoor diners and drinkers whatever the weather, and keep you open for business.
If you are looking for an awning for your home or business get in touch with our team who will help find the best awning for you.