Looking to WOW your guests at your backyard BBQ this summer? Of course, you are!
If your backyard needs some good ol’ TLC, or your just looking to add a couple of stand-out pieces to your already beautiful outdoor living space, Hurricane Fence Company is here to help! Check out these backyard decor trends we think will be coming up strong for summer 2023.
Landscaping & Fencing
Vinyl Privacy & Aluminum Ornamental Fencing
Vinyl privacy fencing & Aluminum Ornamental Fencing are not what we consider “new” trends, however, there are two varieties in particular that we are seeing more and more these days.
For vinyl privacy fencing, you really can’t go wrong with the Active Yards Dogwood style. It’s an absolute staple in just about every neighborhood. It is durable, low-maintenance, won't rot, has special StayStraight rails to keep it from sagging over time, and allows you all the privacy you could want from your outdoor oasis. Its classically inspired style ensures it is a perfect fit for just about any yard.
As for ornamental fencing goes, The Granite by Active Yards is what we are seeing the most. Aluminum is sturdy, reliable, and offers a perception of polish and refinement reminiscent of victorian times. Its picketed design is a worry point for some as its posts allow enough room for some smaller pets & animals to get through, however, they come with the option to add what Active Yards calls “Puppy Picket.” Puppy Picket is an add-on that gets installed at the foot of your fence line that adds additional, half-spaced pickets along the lower section to make sure your pets stay close to home.
Hanging & Vertical Gardens
Not everyone has acres upon acres of land to plant their dream garden. This style of this planter is great for its space-saving attributes and is also incredibly easy to DIY with just a few materials and some ingenuity! Check out some of these ideas from BobVila.com!
Immersive Gardens (Nature-Scaping)
If you have a little bit of land to work with, immersive gardens are popping up everywhere. Immersive gardens focus on natural colors, rich textures, and a design that compliments & is designed to perfectly fit the space; hence “immersive.”
When done right, these are absolutely stunning. Typically adorning hardscaped, pathways that are naturally led by either the existing slops of your yard or through a well-thought-out garden. Utilizing these kinds of gardens is a great way to make your property feel more “lived-in."
Layout & Built-In Features
Redefining The Indoor/Outdoor Line
One trend we have seen take off in the past few years is the blending of indoor & outdoor spaces. One of the many ways you may accomplish this is with large, open doorways with stacking or bi-folding doors. This is a great way to open up both spaces and give the illusion of extra square footage while reaping the benefits of a summer breeze and natural lighting inside, while also expanding your outdoor space to include parts of your home's interior.
Dedicated Outdoor Kitchens (With All The Fixin's)
Built-in cooking surfaces, sinks, dishwashers, kegerators, fridges, you name it, and folks are making a place for it on their patios. Also known as alfresco kitchens, outdoor cooking spaces have been on the rise for years, and for good reason; they are absolutely beautiful (not to mention, functional).
Pair this with some potted herbs and veggies like cilantro, green onion, parsley, etc. and you have all the makings of a phenomenally fresh and fun outdoor dining experience.
Materials & Color
It goes without question that sustainability is top of mind for many people these days. Everyone wants to do their part and if you're in the market for some outdoor living decor, consider going sustainable!
According to a 2022 Research & Markets report, over the next ten years, the sustainable decor market is forecasted to increase in value from $331 billion to $556.3 billion. That is an absolutely massive jump, so you can expect to be seeing a lot more sustainable decor options around.
Viva Magenta: Pantone's 2023 Color Of The Year
Every year, Pantone announces its pick for their Color of the Year Award, and this year, we were in for a treat!
Pantone talks about the color on their website, saying: “Viva Magenta 18-1750, vibrates with vim and vigor. It is a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength. Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, and a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.”
But don’t just stop at Magenta! Polywood mentions in a blog post of theirs that this color represents a strong rise in jewel tones. They recommend starting small, using these bold colors on only a few pieces that you really want to stand out to give your outdoor space a definitive focal point.
Terra Cotta has had a huge boom over the past few years. Terra Cotta planters and pots give your garden a naturalistic, homemade vibe to it. The natural color of the clay along with Central American/Azteccian patterns makes terra cotta both a traditional & modern material option. Garden Media Group, in comparison with Pantone, named terra cotta their own 2023 Color of the Year Award recipient!
Will You Be Ready For Summer?
Whether you’re finally ready to get your outdoor space party friendly, just want to add a few pieces to get you excited about spending time outdoors, or just looking to give your already beautiful backyard some contemporary stylings that are sure to be the envy of every neighbor, we hope this guide has helped you in planning for the warmer weather.
Keep in mind some of these projects may take a decent amount of time to fully complete. Don’t get caught in mid-May trying to get your fence or outdoor kitchen installed for your memorial day party. Not only is that just about the busiest season for all kinds of contractors and landscapers, but materials have also been harder and harder for companies to source, meaning you may need to allow for some lead time.
If you know you’ll be wanting a fence for this summer season, don't wait! For more information on choosing the right fence style for your yard, check out our blog post here.
Cover Photo: Better Chicago