Outdoor living trends for 2021
Home is where the heart is, but over the past year it has also become where the office, classroom, restaurant and cinema are, too. The increased time spent at home has made us take a new look at our private outdoor spaces.
“We’re definitely seeing outdoor living areas shift from entertainment-focused spaces to true living spaces,” says Joe Raboine, director of residential hardscapes at Belgard, a landscape design firm. “The increased time spent at home in 2020 has given many homeowners pause to re-evaluate how they utilise their spaces and the need to make them more functional.”
This move toward considering outdoor spaces an essential extension of the home is the common thread that runs through many of the top landscape design trends for the upcoming year.
Outdoor living areas provide additional space and, perhaps more importantly, provide an ‘escape’ for rest and relaxation,” Raboine says. “Even as we potentially return to some form of normalcy in 2021, we predict homeowners will continue looking to improve and utilise outdoor spaces as part of their daily lives and routines.”
Here are the top five trends that will influence outdoor living spaces in the year to come: