In Ontario, we only have so many months that we can truly enjoy outdoor living, so we want to make the best of it. Outdoor living has never been so exciting. Modern homeowners are seeking ways to bring the indoors out, while also making their home feel like it's a part of nature. Here are six trends that will help you achieve this goal:
Outdoor rooms are a great way to expand the living space of your home. These areas can be used for entertaining guests or relaxing in the fresh air, and they're especially useful if you have limited indoor space. Outdoor rooms are becoming increasingly popular as people look for ways to make their homes more functional and beautiful. They're also an excellent way to add value to your property. Many people are choosing to use their outdoor spaces for everyday living by creating beautiful and functional spaces like kitchens, living areas, and even sleeping areas! Small structures like she-sheds and man caves have also become very popular in recent years as places you can go to relax and recharge from everyday life.
Outdoor lighting is an important part of any outdoor space. Lighting can be used to create a romantic mood, cozy atmosphere, and add dramatic effect to your deck and gardens. Candles are the most popular choice for creating a romantic ambience in your backyard or on your patio. They provide soft light that creates shadows on the walls and other surfaces around them, which makes them ideal for intimate settings such as dinner parties or date nights with your significant other. For those who want something more subtle than candles but still want to add some warmth and a cozy atmosphere to their outdoor spaces during colder months, try installing string lights along pathways that lead from one area of your yard (like the front door) into another (like your backyard). The strings should be hung at eye level so guests can see where they're walking without being blinded by bright lights above them! Another great and permanent option is LED lights. Having them installed along pathways and on your deck creates a sparkling effect that you can enjoy all year long.
Unique Garden Pathways
Pathways can be used to create a sense of privacy, movement, and space. When you're designing your outdoor living space, think about how you want it to feel and what type of mood you want to create. Meandering garden pathways not only brings on the charm, but they can make any garden or backyard feel truly unique. Pathways allow you to explore your garden through a different lens and soften the space, while also making it interesting and beautiful. You can use pathways in a number of ways. To create a sense of surprise, paths that lead nowhere or change direction unexpectedly will make people smile when they see them. They can also help direct traffic through an area without feeling too rigidly structured or forced. They are also great for movement. If your backyard is large enough for multiple activities, consider creating separate zones within the open space so that everyone has their own area where they can go if they need some quiet time away from others' activity areas (or vice versa).
Merging the Indoors with the Outdoors
A top trend to look out for involves seamlessly integrating indoor and outdoor living spaces. This includes opening up the home to the garden or patio through folding glass doors and adding enclosed verandas and partially covered gardens. It also means choosing ultra-comfortable and luxe materials for outdoor furniture that feel more like indoor pieces. Popular materials include marble, granite, and metals like brass and copper. Some homeowners may also choose to place indoor furniture like plush sofas out in the garden. You can also use a glass wall. A glass wall is an easy way to merge the indoors with your outdoor space, especially if you have an open concept home and want to bring in more light. Add a door that opens onto your patio or deck so that it can feel like one big room when you want it too! You could even add multiple doors if there's enough space outside! Inside the house to create an open feel to the outside, you can open space between rooms so the entire space can enjoy natural light from the windows and doors, bringing the outside in.
Privacy is an important part of outdoor living, but it doesn't have to be a major investment. In fact, privacy options can be used in many different ways, you can use them to create a private space where you can relax or entertain friends and family. You may also want to use them as dividers between different parts of your yard so that each area has its own identity (such as one area being more formal than another).
Privacy options are also an important consideration for people who live in apartments or townhouses. If you don't have a yard of your own and want to enjoy the outdoors, then privacy options can help you create an outdoor living space that feels like home.
The most traditional and immediate way of creating privacy in your outdoor spaces is to build a fence, create privacy walls out of wood, steel or by using curtains and screens. Using plants and foliage for privacy is a good way to naturally create a space that is for your eyes only. Plants like tall grasses, vines, and tall growing cedars, work wonders for privacy.
Versatility of Pergolas
Pergolas are versatile structures that can be used to create distinctive outdoor rooms, provide needed shade, and create a visual impact on your property as an excellent way of extending your living space. They're also great for creating a garden room, poolside entertaining area, or play space for kids. Pergolas are a great way to add some style and drama to your outdoor living areas. If you have the space in your yard, then consider adding a pergola to create an outdoor lounge area and add some style and drama where you can relax after work with friends and family.
Pergolas are also great for covering a seating area or a small garden. You can choose from several different styles, including arched pergolas and trellis structures. You can even choose a timber frame design if you want to give your yard an elegant look without spending too much money.
Whether you want to upgrade your outdoor space or build something new, there are plenty of trends that can help you out. From smart lighting to elegant pergolas and everything in between, there are lots of ways to make your backyard look amazing for many seasons to come! For all your timber frame structures, give Timber Frame Solutions a call today and we’ll have you enjoying your outdoor spaces in no time!