Designing an outdoor space, whether it’s a small, secluded patio area or an extensive yard for kids to play in the summer, can seem like a daunting task. There are so many options when it comes to outdoor design that it can feel overwhelming at times.
Looking at real-life examples and current trends can be a great way to find the inspiration you need. When it comes to design trends, 2022 looks to be a very promising year for outdoor appeal.
If you are looking for some outdoor living space ideas to spark your creativity, we have some beautiful examples that are bound to impress both you and your guests.
With more and more people looking for environmental sustainability when it comes to designing outdoor projects and ordering materials, recycled components are becoming increasingly popular as we approach 2022.
Incorporating recycled products goes beyond just checking what materials are used; learning how to expand their longevity is also a factor. Repurposing items into pieces of furniture is a popular trend that can not only save the planet but also save you money, too.
For example, you can turn any spare lumber or refurbished wood into chairs, tables or pergolas for your outdoor design. The wood tones will go well with any other outdoor elements you have, like a concrete fire pit, creating a natural and comforting outdoor space you can enjoy for years to come.
Bohemian Decor With Natural Color Tones
Ultra-modern, utilitarian designs with bold angles and smooth surfaces ruled the roost for a long time when it came to recent outdoor design trends. However, that is starting to change. In 2022, we can look forward to the return of patterned textures, natural wood tones and the appealing imperfection of all things bohemian.
However, that doesn’t mean that modern functionality has to go away. Combinations of bohemian patterned furnishings and sleek furniture designs are increasingly popular, with order and artistry complementing each other. Take this space, for example, where a cozy hammock and perfectly-imperfect small oak table bring a quirky spark to an otherwise clean and ordered yard — with a cozy fire pit bringing it all together.
In terms of garden design trends, 2022 is all about flora and fauna. While recent trends have been towards ultra-modern designs that prioritise order and man-made comfort over nature and wilderness, plants are due to make a big comeback.
This doesn’t mean giving up the practicality of an ordered space and letting foliage take over your space. Vertical gardens, featuring hanging floral baskets, tall trees and vines creeping skyward around wooden frames are all great ways of benefiting from the aesthetics of plants without sacrificing useability and space of your yard. To enjoy your vertical garden all year long, install a concrete fire pit to keep you warm throughout the cold months while enhancing the look of your outdoor oasis.
Lighting is not just about practical convenience — mood lighting to create an aesthetic is all the rage when it comes to designing outdoor space projects of all styles and sizes. Solar-powered lights get more and more advanced as time goes on, with lighting options for outdoor spaces almost as plentiful and varied as those inside the home.
Mood lighting options range from lanterns (both solar-powered and candle-based) and string lights to fire pits. Mood lighting is the perfect finishing touch to include alongside the other outdoor space design trends here and really bring a space to life.
The design above features hanging lanterns and recessed lighting which turn this pool house into a key focal point for the outdoor area. In addition, the fire pit in the middle centers the whole area while providing functionality as well.
How Can Dekko Help Bring Your Outdoor Space to Life?
At Dekko, we have over fifteen years of experience helping homeowners and exterior designers plan and create beautiful outdoor spaces that are as attractive as they are functional. We believe that the feelings of comfort and homeliness that are created indoors should also be included in outdoor spaces, and our fire pits reflect these inspirations.
Dekko’s fire pits are all constructed from top-quality lightweight concrete that is durable, practical and aesthetically pleasing. Our fire pits are built to last and to become well-loved fixtures that enable good times spent outdoors and treasured memories.
We currently have a special offer on our lightweight concrete fire pits. If you think that one of our products could fit your design plans or if you want to create a custom firepit to suit your own exact personal requirements, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information!