The outdoor living trends for 2021 that homeowners are already ecstatic over!
More people are ready to take 2021 outdoors! 2020 is to thank for spurring on this trend. Since COVID-19 put many restrictions and guidelines on in-person interactions and whereabouts, folks have been spending more of their time in their outdoor living spaces. Even during the workdays, for those that are remote workers it is important to find a space that allows you to get your work done efficiently. The outdoor living trends for 2021 suggest that some people want to have their yard become their new office while others intend to create a complete oasis for after-work hours. Whatever the case may be for you, here’s what trends to consider in the coming year.
An Outdoor Office Or The After-Hours Escape
The overall takeaway in what we suspect to be the most popular outdoor living trends for 2021 is the idea of either having an outdoor office or an after-hours escape from work. The warmer months of this year will tell us which one people will value more in the end. It depends on the reopening and lifting specific restrictions to see if people will be going back to their offices or remaining remote employees.
No matter what happens in the future, there is a growing interest in expanding outdoor spaces that fan into multiple open-air “rooms”. Though these “rooms” may not have a roof and four walls to enclose them, they serve a different function and create another area to either work, relax, or gather with loved ones. For example, if you have (or are considering installing) a deck, this can be an extension of your home. It provides you with an additional area to set up an extra workplace or simply become a space to get out and smell the fresh air throughout the day. Whatever your preferences, everything in your outdoor living space is customizable to your liking and needs.
Some folks are looking to take the indoors outside. One of the outdoor living trends for 2021 seems to be creating a year-round usage of outdoor living space. The past year it has become a popular trend to see outdoor furniture being styled as if it were inside furniture. There has also been an increase in outdoor heating and outdoor lighting as to accommodate for the evening hours and colder months throughout the year. It looks as though this trend will only continue into 2021. This means that you will be able to increase the number of hours and days that you can spend in your outdoor living space.
Having an additional year-round gathering spot in your outdoor living space has grown in popularity. When you’ve considered outdoor heating and outdoor lighting to accommodate for the colder and darker months, you may want to consider weather protection structures. For example, you could opt for any overhead structure to protect you from the elements throughout the year (i.e., 3-seasons room, 4-seasons room, pergola, attached or detached roof structures, etc.).
With a weather protected outdoor structure, you will be able to opt for additional features such as an outdoor entertainment system, outdoor sound system, outdoor kitchen, wet bar, grills, pizza ovens, more seating for dining or gathering purposes, and the list goes on. If you are looking for an all-year-round usage out of your outdoor living space, consult with a professional to see what the possibilities are for your needs, wants, and unique space.
More Outdoor Living Trends For 2021 To Consider
You may now want to create an outdoor space that can serve the purpose of being an additional workspace, a spot to relax and decompress, and/or a year-round multi-purpose area. What if you only want to make a few changes or add a handful of features to your property? That’s great too! There are other outdoor living trends for 2021 that you can consider investing in for the upcoming year.
Here are a few that we know will be trending this year: outdoor kitchens, sustainable landscaping (and gardens), structures that provide privacy and weather protection (i.e., pergola, attached/detached roof structure, etc.), outdoor technology (i.e., outdoor entertainment and sound systems), and creating more social front yards.
With the future regarding COVID-19 is still a bit unpredictable, it doesn’t mean that you can’t design and produce an oasis in your own yard. It is important to prepare for the future yet enjoy the time in the present. One way of doing that is by spending more time outdoors with the ones that you love. These outdoor living trends for 2021 are a great place to start and get the ideas going for your own space.
At Seasonal Landscape, we provide high quality services, materials, and finished products as Unilock contractors to all our clients. We collaborate, utilize 3D landscaping design software, and produce your outdoor living space dreams come true. Call us today to find out more about what we offer!