Exterior Design Trends For 2017

Think of all the time, money, and effort you have spent creating a beautiful indoor space within your home. Interior design is a passion of mine, and of course it is important that you love the place where you live! However, more often than not, a home’s outdoor space finds itself a little neglected. However, now is the time to update your garden and create a space that you can be proud of! Here are some of this year’s hottest exterior design trends to keep your eye on!

Bringing the Indoors Outside

Using the same layout of your living room in your back garden is an excellent way to elevate the space and make it a haven for you and your family. Gone are the days of hard, metal, or wooden garden benches, and in are the more comfortable and modern outdoor sofas, transforming your garden into and extension of your home.

Colours

Colour is one of the most evocative aspects of any setting. The palette of a particular place has the ability to impact the mood and actual experience of the people within that setting. This year’s colour trends are nothing to scoff at when deciding what will match your new and improved outdoor garden. Island getaways and lush countryside’s are the colours of the season. The vibrancy of the colours is everything your back yard needs to thrive in this summer.

Bohemian or Minimalist?

It’s difficult deciding between two opposing styles, especially when both are so absolutely chic. Bohemian and minimalist are both trends that 2017 gleans. If you are a millennial that has a keen interest in travel, interesting and unique textiles and doesn’t discriminate against any colours, Bohemian, in all it’s flowy, breezy beauty, is for you. On the other hand, if you are more modern and chic, I would go with minimalism. It is a sleek, clean, and ultimately very comfortable style.

Eco Friendly and Sustainable

Sustainability is definitely an important aspect to consider within the home and garden. As society progresses, it is necessary to look out for the future. In 2017, it is popular to make sure your garden has native plants and is built with sustainable materials like rammed earth, and recycled materials instead of concrete additives.

Small Details

A little bit goes a long way when it comes to the details of a garden. The cushions you choose for your sofa, and your decorative baskets lining the porch say everything about the space you want to create. It is important to spend some time thinking about what you want to say. Some popular trends include outdoor fires, and floral pillow prints.

*Written In collaboration with Mary J*