Have you noticed that days are getting longer day by day? Well, it can mean only one thing – spring is coming! So, now is the perfect time to start making plans on how to decorate and garden your outdoor space.
Since many people usually don’t utilize the full potential of their backyards, each season interior and landscape designers are there to help us and give us a hint on the top outdoor trends.
Nowadays people are leading busy and stressful lives and all they dream of is a personal oasis where they can recharge their batteries. Therefore, 2018 outdoor trends are all about creating gardens which give us pleasure and enjoyment.
1. The garden that knows no boundaries
As the view of the garden during cold winter months can be depressing, people have been taking their winter landscapes more seriously. The right combination of height, color and texture can make your garden look elegant and inviting all year round. So, if you want to enjoy the view of your garden on wintry days, opt for deciduous plants with colorful bark, color changing evergreens, and early bloomers.
2. Crafting is appreciated…
Instead of hitting the nearest home décor store in search for garden decorations, discover local artists and opt for handcrafted ones. Whether your choice comes to the modern bench, unusual arbor or amusing fountain, its artistic value and uniqueness are definitely going to make a statement.
3. …As well as ‘Wabi-sabi’
‘Wabi-sabi’ is an old Japanese art which implies that we should accept the life cycle – growth, decay and death, and find the balance between nature and nurture. So, a little bit of moss on stones, or rust on an iron gate, or aged pots aren’t the signs of negligence, but simply one of the top outdoor trends for upcoming spring.
4. Alfresco dining
Whether you prefer patio or more dislocated pergola, extravagant outdoor dining space is a must-have. Depending on the chosen location, create your oasis by installing modern flooring and providing proper shade with an awning or retractable roof. Make sure you furnish it with comfy and cozy furniture and complement the space with container plants and little décor details.
5. Romantic garden lighting
Although garden lighting isn’t the hottest trend, it’s absolutely going to stick around for some time. There’s a wide range of garden lighting options including solar lights, lanterns, string and fairy lights, which come in various shapes and colors.
6. Grow your own food
Alongside the boost of veganism trend, there’s undoubtedly the rise of ‘grow your own food’ idea. So, many people have started constructing greenhouses that can provide them with fresh fruit and vegetables at any time of the year. But, there are also fruit and veggies that can be grown in boxes or containers on balconies and patios. For example, tomato, cucumber, beans, berries, etc. The list is almost endless!
7. Take care of wildlife
By expanding our settlements we’re disturbing natural habitats of many animals. However, if we choose plants wisely, we can take care of local wildlife and have a stunning garden at the same time. Therefore, forget about insecticides and fill your garden with plants that produce seeds as much as with plants that bear berries.
8. Choose native plants
Speaking of environmentally friendly outdoor trends for spring, another one includes choosing native plants. Unlike unfamiliar exotic species, native plants cannot affect the ecosystem, but, they can make your garden look just as beautiful.
9. Embrace the mindfulness
Apart from other aspects of life, the mindfulness has started having an impact on the gardening as well. It’s an ancient Buddhist tradition which suggests being completely present at the moment. So, trigger your senses by incorporating blue and yellow accents for calmness and energy, pots with lavender for its therapeutic sense, and water element for a harmonious atmosphere.
10. Create a playground
Creating a playground in the backyard is the most amusing outdoor trend. Whether you want to wake up your inner child or get your kids out of the house, it’s surely something that entire family will enjoy.
Now that you’ve found out top outdoor trends for spring, get to work and make your garden a lovely place to be in.