Outdoor Living Trends to Elevate Your Home Design

A family enjoying their outdoor space at their Wilkinson home.

June 17, 2022

Summer is officially upon us, and with our outdoor landscaping work completed—it’s once again time to break out the patio furniture for endless nights spent under the starry skies. Like most living areas, it’s important to make sure you bring your own personal style into your Wilkinson Home outdoor living space, so read on to see what news trends of the day could easily be added to give your patio an upgrade this summer. 

Go all in on outdoor kitchens

Summertime cookouts with your friends and family are truly what make the season so memorable, so with that in mind, you may want to think about giving your outdoor space a kitchen upgrade this year. Although the thought of creating an outdoor kitchen might sound intimidating at first, it doesn’t have to be a largely demanding task. Simply adding some extra shelving space next to your grill area—whether that’s a DIY project you’re able to whip up, or you simply purchase a mobile kitchen island online that you can easily move around—having that extra space to prep outside will make an enormous difference to upgrade your outdoor space.  

Keep it cohesive

In terms of styling your outdoor living space, keep your interior design elements in mind. Keeping a similar style as you transition from your main living room to your outdoor space creates a clean and cohesive look throughout your home that instantly provides an effortlessly chic look. One easy way to accomplish this trend is to stick to the same color schemes throughout the design features you choose. If your main living room is a calming environment that focuses on pastels, this can easily be replicated with your outdoor furniture as well. By adding in some accent lighting and an outdoor area rug, you will easily be able to create an outdoor space that is as cozy and welcoming as your indoor living space. 

Focus on natural elements

In 2021, deep, natural colors and elements were huge in home design, and that trend is still going strong in 2022. If you’re hoping to create an outdoor living area filled with rustic charm—this particular trend could be perfect for you. For this, it’s best to focus on warm colors to truly capture the look. Even if it’s small details such as having a splash of olive green on a pillow or deep maroon on an outdoor rug, these rich, dark colors pair perfectly with outdoor furniture items such as a soft leather chair or a rich wooden table. Whatever you end up doing—you can rest assured that your outdoor living space will be the talk of the neighborhood.

Create a private setting

Without a fenced in backyard, your home creates an open and welcoming environment for you to step out of your comfort zone and build lasting relationships with your neighbors throughout your community. Sometimes, though, having the option for a little privacy in your outdoor living space is exactly what you need. Privacy screens are easily available online today, and with a number of style options to choose from you’ll be able to find a high-end screen that perfectly complements the rest of your outdoor design elements.

Upgrade your outdoor living space

While we love following the trends of the day, the biggest thing to remember is to create an outdoor living space that you absolutely love. At Wilkinson Homes, our team can help you find the perfect home that fits all of your needs, both indoors and outdoors. If you’re ready to get started, take a closer look at some of our communities or quick move-in homes and fill out our online form or give us a call at (610) 274-8283 today for more information.

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