If you’re like most people, you spent a lot more time at home over the last year. Throughout the ups and downs of 2020, many began to wonder what they could do to make their lives at home more enjoyable.
From a design standpoint, this translated into some very distinctive new trends in interior décor. The good news is many of these ideas can easily be used in enhancing your outdoor space as well!
If you’re ready for a little change in scenery, check out 3 inspired ways to refresh your outdoors with looks that are right on trend.
First, Add Some Color!
When it comes to this year’s “it” color, Pantone nailed it with a sunny yellow called “Illuminating.” The cheery shade instantly makes it feel like the future will be brighter and is well-suited for outdoor spaces.
Best of all, you don’t need a paintbrush to work these colors into your outdoor décor. Simply grab a spade and start planting.
Here are some perfect choices to bring a touch of sunshine to your yard:
• Daffodils – A spring favorite around the country, did you know that once planted, the bulbs can last for decades?
• Marsh Marigolds – Also referred to as cowslip, these dainty perennials are perfect for areas of your landscape that stay moist.
• Black Eyed Susan – Extremely easy to grow, these daisy-like flowers have a long blooming period so you can enjoy that bright hue for months!
Mix Things Up
Maximalism is big right now and the look is confident, filled with texture and powerfully expressive. Think over-the-top patterns, vibrantly saturated colors and showing the world exactly what makes you smile.
One easy way to personalize your space with maximalist details is through textiles and layering. Energize your patio furniture with fresh throw pillows that add bold pops of color. Add a flashy blanket with an eye-catching design and maybe even a pile of cushions for outdoor lounging.
String up some outdoor lights and in no time, you’ll have a bohemian backyard you can enjoy day or night.
Reconnect with Nature
Prefer to keep things simple? That’s right on trend, too! Even if you haven’t heard the design term cottagecore, you’ve likely seen the look all over the place recently. As an aesthetic, it’s quiet, soothing and focuses on “getting back to your roots.” Imagine a quaint cottage in the countryside, and you’ve got a decorating (and lifestyle) trend that seems custom built for being outside.
Bring the look home by letting your outdoor space retain a more natural vibe. Perhaps you can create a wildflower garden in the corner of your yard. Plant some vines and let them run wild over a pergola or along an accent wall. Gather up some fresh-picked flowers and display them in a whimsical vase on your patio.
Most of all, don’t be afraid to slow down and enjoy your surroundings. After all, cottagecore is about taking time to stop and smell the roses.
Now it’s time to get out there and start decorating! No matter which design trend speaks to you, you and your loved ones deserve an outdoor space that brings joy while reflecting your personal sense of style.