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As the days get warmer and longer, it’s natural to start spending more time outdoors. Decorating and upgrading your outdoor spaces such as your backyard, porch, or patio lets you enjoy the pleasures of the outdoors without having to leave your property. Your outdoor furniture, decor, lighting, and other elements can make a big difference in your enjoyment of these outdoor spaces. To help you get started, let’s look at 5 of the top outdoor decorating trends of 2023.

5 Outdoor Decor Trends Happening This Year

1. Serenity Yards

A wellness or serenity yard is built to promote relaxation and well-being. Features may include:

Zen or meditation gardens. This may include a rock garden, birdbath, or sculpture that promotes serenity.
Plant aromatic herbs and flowers. These provide an aromatherapy effect in your garden. Good choices for herbs include peppermint, rosemary, and chamomile. For flowers, try lavender, hyacinth, lilac, and rose.
Creative and relaxing lighting. Lighting makes a big difference in how your space feels at night. Some trendy outdoor lighting ideas include globe lights, lanterns, fairy lights that cling to trees or shrubbery, and candle jars.

2. Environmentally-Friendly Design

In keeping with the wider trend of making choices that are green and planet-friendly, people are seeking more natural and organic choices for their outdoor decor. Some examples of how to do this include:

More wild areas in the yard. You could replace lawns with wildflowers or herbs.
Choose native plants and flowers. These generally require less maintenance as they grow naturally in your local climate.
Use mulch such as wood chips or pine needles to replace grass.
Nourish your soil with compost.

3. Growing Edibles

With rising food prices, many people are looking to grow food at home. Homegrown vegetables, fruits, and herbs are also fresher and usually tastier than store-bought. There are many choices for growing edibles. You can start small, such as with a modest container garden. You can also plant trees that yield fruit, such as berries and fruit trees. Trees will take longer to produce edibles, but it can be part of your long-term planning.

4. Plunge Pools

Swimming pools have long been an appealing backyard amenity. However, many homeowners are reluctant to invest in full-size pools. They are costly, take up lots of space, and require extensive maintenance. Plunge pools are smaller, more environmentally friendly, and much easier to maintain. Yet they allow for a great deal of fun and relaxation. Some people use cold plunge pools as a type of therapy. However, they can also be great for relaxing in warm or hot water.

5. Barbecues and Outdoor Kitchens

Cooking outdoors is a great way to enjoy time with family and friends. Having the right equipment allows you to cook more varied and delicious foods. You can go well beyond the usual burgers, hot dogs, and steaks. A quality grill lets you make more varied dishes such as chicken, fish, vegetables, grilled cheese, ribs, fajitas, and much more. Another growing trend is to get an outdoor pizza oven, which is sure to make your yard popular all over the neighborhood.

Design Your Ideal Outdoor Spaces With a Custom Home Builder

Perhaps your current living situation doesn’t permit you to take advantage of the latest outdoor trends. Getting a home built by a custom home builder allows you to have the home and property that works for you. Covenant Homes, serving Tampa Bay, Florida, North Georgia, and surrounding areas, is a flexible, family-owned company that works closely with clients to help them find their dream homes. Start building your dream home with our design professionals at Covenant Homes – contact us online today.

  • Flexibility and personal touch — We will work with you and listen to your needs and preferences as we build your house. We can build on your lot or help you find one that’s just right for you.
  • Everything is customizable — With a new custom home, you can have the layout, rooms, appliances, and amenities you really need.
  • Many design options — Our homes and communities are built with distinctive design elements that set them apart.

For more information about building your dream home and how to get started, contact Covenant Homes today.

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