When we talk about home design trends, we like to speak about paint colours, wallpapers, patterns, and commonly, characteristic that only describes the indoors. A lot of homeowners overlook the outside of their homes and the design potential of them are endless. Backyards are becoming more like wings of their interior counterparts, and the latest upgrades are progressively discovering their own place under the sun.
No matter what place you live in, we’re sure that you’re looking forward to summer. It’s everyone’s favourite since it’s all about having fun outdoors. You’re having barbecues with friends and family or relaxing with your favourite book on a sun lounger, so whichever is more of your style, you might want to have a great outdoor living area!
Here are some of the hottest outdoor trends we’ve picked for you so you can get your outdoorsy summer-ready.
Amazing Material Combinations
This year and for the next coming years, outdoor designs are all about unexpected and exciting material combinations such as rope, timber, metal, and upholstery are popular this year. For instance, you may put an outdoor sofa that blends a powder-coated metal frame with rope detail and charcoal fabric.
We are going to see a lot of wonderfully long-lived materials paired with contemporary ones including compact laminate and powder-coated steel. Your outdoor design should have a warm and concrete look. You can balance the materials with a rattan chair with fabric seating and cushions.
It’s also necessary to choose highly hardwearing fabrics including canvas and linen if you’ll be leaving the piece exposed and unprotected to the elements.
Thick and Bulky Timber
We’ll be expecting to see chunky timber sofa frames in particular for the coming years. Chunky sofa timbers can be paired with coffee tables and side tables that could almost be utilized outdoors and indoors. In dining settings, we can see plenty of timber styles combined with concrete or stone.
Timber wears away to a stunning silvery grey over time, however, if you don’t feel the look of it, you can use a high-pressure water cleaner or timber cleaner to restore most of its natural colour. The key here is to choose the appropriate textures for your outdoor upholstery for that can also create a luxurious look.
Decked-Out Front Porches
If you live near the coast, this is not new to you anymore. However, plenty of homeowners who don’t actually live in near the shoreline are embracing this concept of an inviting front-of-home space that reflects what’s on the inside.
You may include porch swings, planters, sofas, rugs, curtains, and other comfy materials that can make relaxing alfresco an amazing experience.
Bright colours may be difficult to use in the outdoor (when it should be), instead, you may use black and white palettes as they are the easiest non-colours of them all. This is perfect if you want your home to have that sophisticated and chick reminiscent of the Hamptons of the French Riviera, bringing just the proper amount of contrast to your outdoor living space. You use the colour in patterns of stripes to convey a happy resort vibe to your outdoor.
New Front Doors
Boosting the appeal and appearance of the front porch is not enough if you don’t have a statement front door. If you want a cheap and fast makeover for your front door, you may use a can of paint from your local hardware or home improvement store. But if you think this is not enough, you may want to go a bit bigger by getting a modern farmhouse style or a lovely Dutch door.
Groovy Outdoor Bar
Cocktail lovers would be really happy about this! As alfresco kitchens are getting more and more ground in beach backyards, it’s becoming a trend for plenty of homeowners to add their boozy counterparts also. You may place bar-height tables and islands if you want to have that restaurant or bar vibes while at home.
You can opt for removable bar stools since they are very functional for both intimate happy hours and neighboorhood block parties if in case you prefer a standing-room-only hangout.
Author Bio: Ivandrea Ollero is a writer for Wincrest Bespoke, one of Sydney’s well-renowned home builders who offer custom-designed homes that blend elegance, space, and functionality to create a perfect match for families, suburbs, lands, and lifestyles. She is also a content crafter who researches and writes custom content about travel, fashion, finance, business, home improvements, health, and beauty in order to provide helpful information and tips for her readers. Ivandrea graduated from St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2016.