5 Outdoor Trends We’re Living For

Summer is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited to bask in all its glory. Since it’s the season for hosting, it might be time to consider refreshing your outdoor living space. Whether you’re working with a balcony, a backyard, or anything in between, if you’re lucky enough to have space outside, now’s the time to get creative. We’ve compiled a list of our top 5 favourite trends for 2023, to help you design an outdoor space that looks straight out of House & Garden.

1. Gardens of Grandeur

This season, the bigger the garden the better. Maximalism is in when it comes to greens and florals, so get planting! If you have a larger backyard space, planning a quick summer reno can help to facilitate a lush garden that you can actually take a stroll through—natural stone pathways are also on trend this year. Plant a variety of flowers like roses, marigolds, peonies, and begonias, and add in the best foliage plants you can find (think ferns, Japanese forest grass, wall germander, and hostas). If you have a patio or balcony, herb boxes are the perfect way to get a garden-feel without taking up too much space. Certain herbs are made for each other (like basil, cilantro, and parsley), so be sure to do your research before planting different herbs in the same box.

2. That Indoor/Outdoor Vibe

Outdoor furniture doesn’t have to look, well, outdoorsy. On trend this year is bringing indoor-looking furniture outside and adding touches like folding glass doors and partially covered gardens. Consider pairing a patio sofa with a weather-proof coffee table and opt for materials like marble, brass, and copper.

3. Terra Cotta—The Colour of the Year

You can’t go wrong with the natural warmth of terra cotta, voted the colour of the year by the Garden Media Group. Add in some terra cotta accents like outdoor pillows, flower pots, and planters, to elevate your summer style.

4. Up Your Luck with a Clover Lawn

Requiring less maintenance than grass, a clover lawn is the perfect way to bring lush green to your yard without the extra work. Clovers are much better at handling heat and drought periods than grass and can go longer periods without watering. Plus, clovers attract pollinators like butterflies to your yard—how beautiful is that?

5. Barkitecture

I wish we could say we came up with the term barkitecture, but petscaping is a trend that’s been taking off over the past couple years. Folks are creating spaces designed to make their fury family members feel comfier outside. From dog pools to bathroom holes and plush outdoor pillows, people are taking their pets into consideration when designing their outdoor living spaces. Tell Sparky “you’re welcome” from us!

Though we’ve listed 5 trends here, we have way more up our sleeves. If you’re searching high and low for summer inspo, feel free to reach out. Chatting renos and décor always lights us up and helping you feel even more at home is at the heart of what we do. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Indre Valadka Paz and Lara Stasiw, Sales Representatives

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