Outdoor Home Trends in 2021
With 2021 off to a good start there is no time like the present to think about upgrading your outdoor landscape. Most people were stuck in the house most of 2020 which left little need and even less desire for outdoor planning. This year is the perfect chance to change your space to create an outdoor oasis that fits your needs and meets the demands of your lifestyle. We have put together a list of the top outdoor home trends of 2021 that you can start planning to implement at your home today.
Outdoor Home Trends in 2021
Instead of having dedicated indoor areas and separate outdoor areas, many homeowners will look to maximize the two. This can be achieved by blending both spaces in a way that allows them to be efficient and entertaining at the same time. Think along the line of an enclosed porch that has a seamless flow into the yard or deck. Fire pits, play areas, and even grilling stations that serve as an extension to the indoor space will be equally popular. Homeowners will find that maximizing the space they have will be much easier than looking to outside sources for fun and family entertainment.
Upgraded Seasonal Panoramas
Families are spending more time at home than ever, as a result, it is a good idea to upgrade your outdoor areas. With everyone at home, creating an enticing front or back yard space not only will delight the eyes, but it will also encourage outdoor activity. Consider adding a pergola to your back yard as a way to give your family more places to lounge during the bright spring days and lazy autumn evenings. Surround your yard in elemental accents such as wood trim, stone walkways, or even sand embankments. Incorporate local nature into your outdoor spaces to make your yard an attractive sight to behold and a lovely place for your family to unwind.
Indoor social events are pretty much a no-go for at least the next year or two. Although indoor luncheons are off the cards, there is no reason to avoid being social. Set up your front or even backyard to cater to visitors. Add in bistro seating, gardens with distanced benches or chairs, and plenty of shade for easy lounging. This will allow you to visit with your neighbors in a safe way without anyone feeling awkward. You can even build or buy some old-fashioned picnic benches with attached tables to make your yard a real social getaway. Plant plenty of annuals and make sure to keep your walkways groomed and tidy to encourage visitors to stay awhile.
Children’s Dream Factories
Kids are staying home more than ever which means they will need a place to play. Instead of keeping them cooped up in the house, the trend for 2021 is dreamlike spaces outdoors to keep the little ones entertained. This can be as simple as their own personal playground, or even treehouses and playhouses outdoors where their imaginations can soar.
Gardening has always been a therapeutic pastime, but it is also a great way to keep healthy fruits and vegetables on the table. In recent years many people have come to rely on healthier organic food choices but with most of the country in lock-down, supply is just not what it once was. Sustainable home gardens are set to surge in 2021 not only as a way to combat stress but also as a food source. Vertical outdoor gardens are perfect for homes limited on space while potted herbs and raised garden beds will continue their upward trend this year. Composting is also on the rise in both urban and suburban areas which can also tie into the gardening trend set to explode this year.
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