There is nothing like a gorgeous backyard as the backdrop to our spring and summer. We all deserve to lounge around a comfortable seating area while enjoying a refreshing cocktail as we watch our kids and pets running around in the yard. Moreover, an impeccably landscaped and designed yard can significantly increase the value of our home—perfect for when we decide to sell or rent it out one day.
If 2022 is the year you want to spruce up your backyard, here are some design tips, tricks, and trends you need to consider.
Do you know the “cottagecore trend” that took over the world ever since the pandemic happened? It’s both a lifestyle and an aesthetic—one that celebrates simple living and everything about spending time in the countryside. One of the most prominent markers of this trend is flowers, and you can achieve this by planting a lavender field. Nothing screams country than a field of purple flowers. Suppose you want to add some cottagecore-inspired touches to your property without making your home look like the little house on the prairie. In that case, a lavender field is both on-trend and a simple way to complement a stone pavilion and an outdoor cooking station.
Celebrated developer Joseph Eichler is known for the much-beloved design style mid-century modern. You can incorporate this style into your yard by doing the following:
- Invest in a durable composite fence that will add a touch of modernity to your yard while ensuring that you protect your property from trespassers or wild animals in the area.
- Create terraces or different levels where you can plant some greenery and flowers. This strategy will work best in a house on a steep hillside garden since you would be establishing a flat and usable outdoor living space in an otherwise uneven space.
- Add some stairs to connect the different levels. One level can be planted with greenery and flowers, while another level can have an outdoor living room.
- This design style for the yard is a beautiful way to soften an angular landscape or house. It will give the backyard a much more modern and contemporary atmosphere.
Another design trend that you can look into is adding a stage in your backyard. This element can work, especially if you have kids who have a knack for performing and love doing it for you and other family members. This is especially handy during the pandemic, especially if the kids don’t have many platforms or channels to show their talents. It can also be a good idea for families with a passion for music and enjoy jamming with each other at random times.
Here are some tips and ideas on how to pull this off:
- It’s essentially creating two levels. The first level is a slate-covered patio, and the second level is barer.
- To make the stage appear rustic and to add some character and depth, opt for panels made of wood and add some yellow string lights to incorporate a warm glow to the space.
Aside from being a space where kids can show off their talents, a backyard state can also double as an outdoor movie theater. All you need to do is add a movable screen that can withstand the wind and one you can move as you please.
Different zone areas
Suppose you are blessed enough to have a home with a sizable backyard. In that case, you can maximize every square inch by incorporating different zone areas that serve multiple functions:
- One corner can be a place for a hammock, where you and your loved ones can enjoy lounging and having a cool drink during the summer heat.
- Another corner can be the barbecue station or the outdoor kitchen.
- Your kids would also immensely enjoy a swing or a jungle gym, so consider if you can include it in your yard as well.
Your lifestyle, needs, and interests will largely determine what zones you incorporate into your yard. Take some time to sit down with your family members to discuss how you want to make use of your yard and proceed from there.
Having a beautiful and comfortable yard will do wonders not just for the value of your residential property but also for your mental health and general well-being. You would benefit significantly from enjoying SOME fresh air and some vitamin D, so let 2022 be the year that you invest in your outdoor living space. You and your family deserve it after the challenging past few years.