Trends for 2018
Transform your home into an indoor/outdoor paradise. Here
are the top outdoor design trends for 2018 so you can start
revamping your backyard.
1. Outdoor Kitchen
Outdoor kitchens are perfect for entertaining. Outdoor
kitchens can include their own range, a beer cooler, a bar,
and a long table so you can entertain your friends at a dinner
party under the stars. Outdoor furniture is classy and can give
indoor furniture a run for its money, so an outdoor kitchen can
look just like an extension of the house. There are countless
outdoor kitchen designs that can open up your living space.
2. Koi Ponds
Koi ponds and Zen gardens are one way that you can instill a
sense of peace in your living space. They are simple to install
and it’s relaxing to watch the fi sh move through the water.
This is a part of the Buddhist trend of mindfulness, living
in the present moment, spreading across backyards in 2018.
Your backyard can feel like a private spa, a perfect getaway
from the rest of the world.
3. Fire Pits
There’s something inviting and relaxing about a fi re pit with
chairs around it, reminiscent of the days spent around the
fi replace. The warmth of a fi re pit naturally invites people to
sit and watch the fl ames. This is a wonderful place to host an
understated get-together or just hang out with the family. It’s
also the perfect place to curl up under a blanket with a book
and a glass of wine.
Planting an ecological garden is one way to lessen our
carbon footprint. There’s also a trend in growing our own
food in our backyards as a way to provide for our families
and ourselves. Local plants are best in our backyards, and
creating sustainable living with our available space is on
trend for 2018.
5. Aesthetic Paving
There are a variety of different tiles available depending on
your personal taste both in an aesthetic sense and in the ability
to incorporate touch in your backyard. For example, different
textures of tile will feel different on bare feet when you use
your outdoor space during the summer. Some paving tiles
varieties include limestone, wood accents varied textures.
6. Bright Colors
People are no longer shying away from bold color statements
in their outdoor areas. Adding bright, Caribbean-infl uenced
colors will bring a sense of the tropics to your outdoor living
People like to bring their entertainment along with them
everywhere they go, and this is also true of outdoor living
spaces. Televisions will be a part of the outdoor areas of
many homes, and the wifi will still work out on the patio.
There will be speakers hidden in plants around the garden
Copper elements and accents have seen in kitchens
everywhere. This will extend into outdoor living spaces in
2018. People are discarding the bright stainless steel.
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