Landscaping trends, although growing and everchanging, are not spoken about as much as interior design trends. However, they can really make a difference in terms of mindfulness, health, and the value of your home.
Having a well-designed, mindful space in your back yard can allow you to relax after a hard day of work and growing your own fruits and vegetables will allow you to understand exactly what you're feeding your family.
If you're new to landscape design, or just want to learn more about this year's landscaping trends, follow along! We'll list out the top trends in landscape design of this year.
1. Staycation Nook
Why go on vacation when you can feel just as relaxed in your back yard? This is the mentality many are adopting this year, creating small nooks in their backyard for the purposes of entertainment and relaxation.
For instance, you'll want to invest in furniture that you actually want to sit in and a main-focus item, such as a firepit or a small bar or kitchen. Adding some lighting will make it perfect for those warm summer nights, and a waterproof speaker system will ensure your staycation nook survives even the toughest of weather.
2. Pick One Focal Point
Millennials are keeping it simple with their designs. They are opting for low-maintenance plans, like succulents and cacti, and pouring their budget into one item. This could be a beautiful gazebo, a fountain, or a pergola.
As food prices continue to rise, many are opting to include fruits and vegetables as part of their landscape design. It's functional and beautiful. It also gives you peace of mind knowing exactly what you're putting into your body.
Additionally, by growing lots of different kinds of fruits and vegetables, you're contributing to the soil quality of your garden and ensuring that you're consuming the best nutrients possible.
4. Multi-Tasking Elements
As homes become smaller and garden spaces even smaller, landscape designers have gotten creative with multi-purpose items. Consider incorporating a sofa that also serves as a storage unit or a retaining wall that can be converted to extra seating. You can get extremely creative with this one in order to maximize your space!
5. Asymmetrical Designs
This year, we're done with symmetry. We're steering towards the side of asymmetrical designs, which seem more natural and causal to the naked eye. They are much less intimidating, but can still be stunning and structured.
They are also much easier to maintain and can create balance in the design in interesting and new ways.
Wrapping Up Landscape Design
This year's landscape design trends tend to focus on what's simple, practical, and natural. We're steering clear of time-consuming and detail-driven projects and are instead focusing on what works for our fast-paced lifestyles and small spaces.
If you're interested in sprucing up your back yard or incorporating some new design elements into your existing landscape, don't hesitate to contact us! We can help you with any area of your home you may want to landscape, including your backyard, driveway, and front entrance.