They may seem far away at the moment, but spring and summer will be here before you know it! Yes, there may be snow on the ground, and you’re reaching for a scarf every time you go out the front door, but warmer months are just around the corner. So grab that cup of hot chocolate, grab a blanket, snuggle up with your laptop or phone and learn about the hottest trends for outdoor patios in 2022!

Playful Colors and Design Elements

Color continues to play an essential role in outdoor patio design. Solid colors with varying tones can be incorporated into a relaxing motif that uses the earthy tones to blend the patio environment into the more natural elements of a backyard.

Dark accents combined with colorful planting options and well-placed outdoor furniture make an excellent outdoor experience for guests and family members. Contrasting color tones can also be used to differentiate different parts of the outdoor patio, allowing a homeowner to clearly define the dining area, relaxation area, and play area.

The Fire Pit Remains a Hot Addition

Fire pits have been a consistent hit when it comes to outdoor patio trends, and the 2022 season is no different. A top-selling item at home and garden centers nationwide, more homeowners are now incorporating professionally installed fire pits into their patio designs.

A fire pit installed by professional hardscapers has many advantages over a store-bought one. Some of the benefits include increased life expectancy, the ability to incorporate the design into other features, and utilizing natural gas as fuel.

Look for professionally-installed fire pits to be a hot trend for outdoor patios in 2022 and the years to come!

Vertical Gardening Walls

Far from being new, vertical gardening walls are finally making a powerful statement in outdoor design. Popular around the world and in many cultures, it wasn’t until the last several years that vertical gardening walls really started to increase in popularity in North America.

Now, vertical gardening is a go-to aesthetic for living areas outdoors. Homeowners can utilize the walls for colorful flower patterns or edible herbs. Look for this trend to continue as designers incorporate this beautiful element into patio designs.

The Outdoor Office

While it may seem odd at first, with more and more people now working from home, the outdoor office is becoming a new trend in patio design. Those who want the comforts of working outdoors will find partially enclosed areas the best way to get quiet yet still enjoy the beauty of being outside. You’ll also need a strong wifi connection and access to an outlet.

If you’ve always dreamed of enjoying fresh air while working on a project, be sure to surround yourself with plenty of potted plants and flowers. As previously mentioned, choose an area with at least one solid wall and overhead coverage. The last thing you want is to be sweating in the hot summer sun while discussing work with your boss.

Sustainable and Traditional Design

It goes without saying that using outdoor products made from recycled materials isn’t only good for the environment; it can be a stylish choice as well. Recycled plastic furniture, reclaimed wood pieces, and vintage-inspired eco-friendly design elements are a great way to create an inviting atmosphere and help do your part to protect the planet.

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