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5 New Outdoor Patio Trends
1. Edible Gardens
This trend is taking off this year, as we have all been spending more time at home exploring new hobbies or honing existing ones. Less time away from the household has also allowed for a heightened sense of the home environment, and has many pondering how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Whether it’s a full garden bed planter or some tomato plants in a pot, you can explore a variety of indoor or outdoor residential garden trends.
2. Outdoor Kitchens
This trend is growing popular with rustic or industrial styles, as more homeowners are investing in built in outdoor cooking spaces. Natural stone, concrete and iron bring an easy rustic feel to an outdoor space. While granite, glass and steel can showcase a chic and clean style for your backyard.
3. Mock Outdoor Spaces
If your home doesn’t include functional or private outdoor living space, you can create one! Use accent walls, natural furniture, and live plants to bring an earthy, outdoor feeling to your space. Warm tones or leafy printed wallpaper can instantly create an indoor oasis.
4. The Front Yard Comeback
We’ve all hosted or attended a video chat gathering of some sort during the past year, as our homes have become an increasingly personal space. This year the front yard is making a comeback, as a welcoming community space for neighbours, friends and family! Step up your front step with seating and shade for the ultimate social distanced meeting spot.
5. Technology Trends
People are finding new ways to use their outdoor spaces, with technology becoming popular on the patio! Projectors or televisions, specialty lighting or sound, wifi boosters and other creative updates could be coming to a back yard near you.