There is nothing more satisfying than a relaxing oasis that tempts you to spend more time outdoors. Incorporating these spring trends will help you improve your garden’s appeal and turn your regular yard into a space that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional.
1. Splash Some Colors
Color forms the backbone of your yard’s atmosphere. If you want to give your yard a new panache, add seasonal accessories with a color scheme that’s snug into the season. By uniting your yard’s hues around a thematic style, you can build a yard that’s ready for festivities year round.
Get the Look: For spring, add accessories with pastel colors. For warmer seasons, focus on more neutral tones. You can even add a touch of something personalized to more permanent fixtures with a set of outdoor equipment covers featuring your family’s monogram, a specific detailing or pattern, or custom text.
2. Add Rustic Tones
Relaxing in your yard is a quick vacation into nature. So instead of going for a clean, modern look, try utilizing rustic furniture and equipment to create a cozy, natural atmosphere.
Get the look: When you’re going rustic, it’s important to select natural materials. Warm-toned hardwood patio tables and chairs will provide natural weathering over time. You can also add leather-like covers to your outdoor furniture for bringing in some rustic tones to anything, even your fire pit.
3. Make it Relaxing
There’s nothing better than getting luxurious in the sun. Make the most of your backyard by creating a cozy and comfortable space for your leisure time.
Get the look: A great place to start is with cushioning. A soft cushion on a bed or couch can work wonders for a small sprawling space. Add a pergola or a trellis with extra seating and backyard heaters, for chilling with your family on chilly days.
4. Brighten Up Your Backyard
The right lighting can revitalize your yard’s ambiance. By designing beautiful lighting, you can create an inviting space ready for the perfect photo op.
Get the Look: Make sure your patio space is lined up to bring in some natural light through the day. For nighttime, some aesthetically pleasing lamps like string lights, outdoor lamps, lanterns, and candles can create a warm and inviting appeal.
5. Outdoor Furniture that Matches Your Home’s Style
Every home tells a story through its architectural style. Furniture and decor are just the icing on the cake. To maintain the essence of your home’s story, try selecting outdoor furniture that matches the style of your home.
Get the Look: Start by studying the history of your home’s architectural style, and look into matching pieces. For example, if your home is midcentury modern, then modern furniture with the right design should be your pick. If you have a colonial-style home, then dress your home with vintage pieces and bright whites.
6. Sustainable Landscaping
If you love the outdoors, you love nature. So, if you want to return the love to mother nature, try making your landscaping and gardens eco-friendly and sustainable.
Get the Look: The first place to start is selection. Opt for native plants and flowers, which will thrive even with few outside resources. Add some bubbling garden fountains to provide a natural humidifier to your garden, along with attracting bees and butterflies. Finally, plant with recyclable materials such as compost for sustainable sourcing.
7. Sustainable Furniture
Along with your landscaping, furniture is another important step to making a sustainable yard. By utilizing reused, recycled, or repurposed materials, you can create furniture that’s durable against the elements and helps the environment all at once. Try some recycled outdoor furniture or eco-friendly decor, to perfect this look.
8. Concrete Furniture
Resistant to water and harsh weather conditions, concrete furniture can act as durable, stylish, long term furniture. Concrete furniture provides a striking look that’s easy to clean.
Get the look: Some places to start with concrete furniture include bench seating, tables, and an outdoor fire pit for a cozy vibe. If you want uniformity, try adding some concrete planters. Since concrete furniture is hard, always add cushions for comfort.
9. Build A Mini-Garden
Having a small space or limited time does not mean you can’t have your own fruits, veggies, and herbs. If you want to add some color to your yard while staying economical, try planting a mini-garden. Mini gardens use a large variety of plants in a small space, giving your garden a cozy feel with low maintenance.
Get the look: Start by adding a variety of greens, flowers, and veggies. By creating a mix of plants, you’ll do extra work to invite pollinators to help your plants grow. If you’re new to yardwork, try learning the basics with the quick do’s and don’ts to find an optimal lawnscaping guide.
10. Add Some Planters
Want to add some greenery but find building a garden too challenging? Along with traditional gardens, planters can make for easy greenery while acting as mesmerizing dividers.
Get the look: Choose low-maintenance plants such as perennials and succulents that just need to water once. Place your favorite color plant in your yard and wrap them with fairy light to create a perfectly lit corner. You can also try hanging planters or creating a flower bed for an attractive accent.
11. Create An Outdoor Living Space with Trendy Rugs
Rugs can completely transform your space, welcoming friends and families inside your home. And if you need something to bring the patio together, a modern outdoor rug can do the trick. These rugs are designed to resist moisture, so they can be easily kept outdoors without getting ruined by inclement weather.
Get the Look: Start by finding a focal point, such as an arbor, a pergola, or a gazebo. Then, place some outdoor furniture that compliments your home’s structure/style. Once you’ve done this, you’ve created the perfect landing space for an outdoor rug. Select a color and style that fits your home’s existing aesthetics.
12. Introduce Accent Furniture
A piece of accent furniture can solely jazz up your outdoor space. Think out of the box and pick differently shaped furniture or even adding a pop of color to your furnishings will standalone change the game.
Get the Look: Try out unique textures and shapes or a rare piece of furniture such as an egg chair, a comfortable day bed to amplify the look. Think of unconventional spaces for accents, like adding a splash of color with a vehicle cover.
13. Outdoor Bar & Kitchen
One of the pleasures of the summer season is the ability to entertain outside. Food served outside has a certain delicious appeal.
Get the Look: If you want a full bar experience, ask your local home improvement store for some design options. However, you don’t have to break the bank to install an outdoor dining and kitchen area. Instead, simply add a bar cart next to your grill. With some nice seating, and the right grill cover, you can go alfresco in no time.
14. Plant-Based Furniture
If you’re a green thumb, why not combine a love of plants with a love for great furniture? Plant-based furniture, such as rattan and cane, offers versatile options for living pieces outside the living room. Plant-based furniture items can come in a variety of looks, so pick the one that looks best to you.
Get the look: For a classier look, try placing a cane or rattan chair within your space. As plant-based furniture comes in extremely limited colors, add texture and palette with a set of comfy seat cushions. If you’re looking for a relaxed look, try out a set of rattan stools with an interesting rug. Throw in some greens beside the furniture to complete the look.
15. A Boho-Backyard
Bohemian aesthetics are an eclectic blend of natural components as well as a variety of colors, patterns, and textures. By utilizing a bohemian style in your back yard, you can create an unconventional, striking space.
Get the look: Some classic Boho accessories include patterned pillows, lanterns, and rugs. Along with these mainstays, consider adding newer, eccentric features such as as well wall mirrors, wall art, and floor cushions. Bohemian style encourages experimentation, so don’t be afraid to add items that are unconventional for your patio.
16. Vertical Gardening & Vegetation
Modern real estate often favors smaller yards, making it critical to make the most of every square foot. If you want to add some greenery to a small yard, a vertical garden can provide landscaping and gardening solutions in a tiny space.
Get the Look: When you’re selecting a vertical garden, it’s important to review your options. Both indoor and outdoor vertical gardens are available, as well as high-end growth equipment to do-it-yourself options. Make sure you select an option that fits your aesthetic needs, as well as your capabilities as a landscaper.
17. Set Up an Outdoor Living Room
Outdoor living rooms are a way to bring indoor amenities into your yard space. By adding a television, some sofas, and a nice coffee table, you’ve built yourself a space to hang out and enjoy festivities with all your friends and family.
Get the look: When you’re building an outdoor living room, select a shady spot, such as a covered patio. Make sure you furnish it with weatherproof outdoor furniture. For decor, just add a few hanging or potted plants for a natural environment, and select some complimentary blankets and pillows for extra comfort and color.
18. Artificial Green
While real plants provide your patio with fresh air and lush colors, they’re also a lot of upkeep. But, if you want a simple way to boost your patio, try a set of artificial plants. Artificial plants really help improve mood and morale, and offer a way to make your patio lush with little upkeep.
19. Privacy Please
If you prefer your patio to be a place for personal relaxation, build out your furniture for a quiet space. Just add a plush couch or hammock into a shady space, and create your own snuggly private ambiance.
Get the look: If you want a private experience outdoors, make sure to assemble the furniture under a patio. This will provide a private feel. For an even cozier outdoor nook, add water-proof outdoor curtains to block out unwanted eyes. Some ideas for accessories include a water fountain, an evergreen green wall, or a classic tiled accent wall.