2021 has proven to be a good year for landscape and outdoor living upgrades. And with many homeowners still looking for unique and creative ways to further enhance their outdoor spaces, 2022 is set to be another exciting year. The trusted outdoor living contractors in the area, Backyard Reflections, share some of the outdoor living and landscape design trends you have to watch out for in 2022.
Purposeful Gardens. Static flowering shrubs and plants have been the staple in the backyard of most American homes. But now gardens are being designed to be more functional. This means every inch of the outdoor space is used, allowing for many possibilities, such as dynamic seating arrangements for groups, a lovely backdrop for taking Zoom calls, or as a perfect spot for growing vegetables or setting up a mini orchard.
Subtle Lighting. Your landscape and outdoor living areas should evoke a calm and relaxing feel, especially during the nighttime. This isn’t achieved with a harsh light source, so make sure to use lower watt bulbs. They provide softer illumination to help set a more relaxing mood, but they are also bright enough that you’ll be able to see your outdoor spaces clearly. There should also be areas of darkness and light to better emphasize the spots where you want to draw the eye. For more effective outdoor lighting solutions, you only need to consult a lighting design landscape expert like Backyard Reflections.
Cozier Outdoor Spaces. The deck or patio has always been a must-have feature, but a few updates can make it cozier and more functional. One popular design trend is to cover the outdoor living area so it has all the comforts of inside on the outside. This allows for a deck or patio with fully functional kitchens with fridges, storage space, and custom-built grills. The fact is that many homeowners want their living spaces to look like and have the amenities they’ve enjoyed on the resorts they used to travel to on vacations.
Your Premier Landscape Design Expert
When it comes to high-quality and reliable landscape services, you need not look any further than Backyard Reflections. Using our streamlined process and unmatched solutions, we’ll help you create a beautiful and well-maintained outdoor space you can enjoy for years to come. Give us a call at (320) 274-6336 (Annandale) or (218) 454-1065 (Nisswa). You may also fill out this contact form to schedule your no-obligation consultation. We proudly serve the West Metro, Nisswa, Annandale, and Brainerd Lakes, MN areas.