Landscape and Garden Design Trends for 2017

If you’re looking to undertake a backyard renovation in 2017, you’ll want to do some research on the latest design trends to ensure your landscaping looks fresh and modern. In this blog we take you through three of the biggest outdoor design trends set to dominate in 2017 and how to incorporate them into your backyard.

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Go for a natural look

Natural looking materials for both landscaping and outdoor furniture will be popular this year, as they are able to integrate seamlessly with your chosen greenery and plants. Natural materials like cane and rattan are making a huge comeback in outdoor furniture designs, especially items like outdoor couches, day beds and coffee tables. For landscaping, stone features are a great way to achieve a natural look and exposed aggregate concrete is a great surface for patios and courtyards.

Add a splash of colour

Colour blocking is a great way to inject vibrancy into your backyard without it appearing gaudy or over the top. Colour blocking involves highlighting a particular area through the use of discreet splashes of colour, for example with a feature wall or well place coloured furniture, throws or cushions. This looks to be a huge trend for 2017 and is a simple, yet effective way to bring new life to your outdoor area.

Create a freeform activity area

It’s important to create a space in your outdoor area for fun activities, and this space should be versatile enough to cater to all ages. Create a freeform space that can be used as an outdoor dining area, a chill out zone complete with comfy furniture and hammocks, a pet area, or even a sports section for backyard games. If you’re creating a play area for the kids, it’s best to let their imaginations do most of the work. Instead of installing a large playground, keep things minimal with a sandpit, a grassed area and a foot friendly concrete surface like exposed aggregate.

These three great design trends can be followed to give your backyard a much needed update and will help you to create a modern and versatile outdoor area to be appreciated for years to come. If you decide to incorporate a concrete surface such as exposed aggregate into your renovation, be sure to contact Prestige Concrete Services on 0411 440 157. Call now for a free quote.