With the popularity of home improvement and home buying shows on channels like HGTV, trendy landscaping ideas have become the norm. The new year is almost upon us, and that means putting to bed some trends of 2018, and welcoming some new. Popularity and concepts for trends can (and often do) change from year to year. While some landscaping trends may always remain, each year can bring some unique styles and design elements.
Here’s A List Of Some Landscaping Trends You Can Expect To See In 2019:
- Water Features – Water features are one of those trendy items that has survived through many new years. Ponds, waterfalls, streams, and pools can create a picturesque, and serene backyard.
- Asymmetrical Landscaping – Balance is one of the key landscape design elements and this can mean incorporating symmetry or asymmetry. Asymmetrical design is becoming increasingly more popular. You can add balance through asymmetry in your landscape design by irregularly placing plants and adding complex geometric shapes to your design. It is, however, important to know the difference between haphazard and asymmetrical.
Get Whimsical – Incorporating whimsical features into your backyard design is becoming a very popular theme in landscaping trends. The definition of whimsical is playfully quaint and fanciful. So, in order to achieve this whimsical look and feel, you’re going to want to stick to the “less is more” saying and incorporate woodsy/antique items. Featuring recycled or old items as new, reclaimed, pieces in your landscape is a great way to create a whimsical feel (using an old wheelbarrow as a planter, creating a design element using old rusty shovels or tools). The use of natural accents is also a great way to create this popular whimsical feel.
- Outdoor Entertaining – Creating a comfortable and aesthetically appealing outdoor entertainment space is another one of those landscaping trends that hasn’t, and probably will never, die. While the styles may change, the overall concept likely never will. Adding hardscaping to your landscape design is not only visually appealing and trendy, but also beneficial for several reasons (low maintenance, economically friendly, serving a purpose, etc.). Nothing’s trendier than having the ultimate outdoor entertainment spot, right?
Incorporated Secluded Spaces – Creating a quiet space to relax, read, or meditate is growing in popularity. In the busy world that we live in, finding unique ways to decompress is not only popular, but necessary. Consider a dedicated outdoor yoga room, or a serene garden space with only enough seating for two.
- Sustainability – Green living is something that has become very top-of-mind, and it’s something many look to incorporate into all aspects of their life. Your landscape is no different, and there are ways to create a more sustainable landscape. Not only is this trendy (like using old items to create new whimsical landscape features), but it’s important!
Trends are certainly shifting towards rituals that foster a low-maintenance lifestyle, and sustainable living that help to promote health, happiness, relaxation, and safeness for our planet and all living things. That being said, expect landscaping trends in 2019 to be whimsical, eco-friendly, sustainable, and eclectic. In a world so full of hustle and bustle, and busy schedules, creating spaces that foster relaxation and tranquility are particularly trendy, and important.
If you’re planning for some landscape updates in 2019, consider some of these trendy and practical ideas! Red Cedar’s landscape design team can help you to construct the perfect plan for your individual needs and design preferences. Let us help to flawlessly incorporate some popular trendy landscape items into your design plan. Contact us today for your free landscape consultation!