• Make It Yours Design Series: Outdoor Living Edition

Outdoor Living Design Trends

No matter the size of your backyard or front yard patio, there’s always room to create thoughtful and engaging outdoor living. Whether it’s a quiet place to read or a party haven for hosting, read through some helpful design tips and trends to make the most of your home’s outdoor space.

Use small space wisely.

Flex your green thumb.

Boxed and vertical gardens are making their mark in outdoor living spaces and can add the right amount of greenery with purpose.

Pro tip: Start small. Add some small potted vegetables or herbs to your tabletops or patio floors.


Decide your patio's purpose.

For an outdoor living room

For relaxation

For hosting

Flex your green thumb.

Boxed and vertical gardens are making their mark in outdoor living spaces and can add the right amount of greenery with purpose.

Pro tip: Start small. Add some small potted vegetables or herbs to your tabletops or patio floors.


Did you know?

Good landscaping can add up to 28% to overall home value, according to landscape economist John Harris.

Source: houselogic.com

3 lighting trends for 2017

Functional lighting

Illuminate tables with small, clustered twinkle lights or use path lights for walkways.

A dose of color

Try color filters on outdoor lights for different nighttime looks.

Statement lights

Bold feature lights can be great conversation starters and add a touch of personal flair.

Color theory

4 hue inspirations for 2017

Beiges and creams

Pewter grays

Winter blues

Rich teals

Source: domino.com

Tough texture

Au naturel

Try reclaimed wood, wicker and natural fiber rugs to add some warmth.

Mixed materials

Always a design favorite, mix metals like brass and chrome with wood and softer materials.

Raw concrete

Not just for the ultra modern. Try adding concrete planters for an instant cool factor.

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