Every landscaper needs to have their finger on the pulse when it comes to the latest trends. Customers will want their outdoor spaces to look their best and incorporate the latest trends, particularly when it comes to spaces like patios that will be used for relaxing and socializing. This is especially important in a time where many people are using their garden more frequently. So, what are a few of the best patio trends to be aware of in 2022?
One of the main trends for 2022 will be all-season features. The backyard is a space that has taken on greater significance for homeowners and people now want to be able to enjoy their private outdoor space all year round. This can be made possible with shade structures that can provide protection whether this is from the rain during winter or the sun during the warmer months. Additionally, exterior lighting and heating features will be key.
With people using their gardens for socializing more often these days, there is a growing demand for outdoor cooking facilities that go beyond a gas grill. These days, many homeowners are opting for outdoor kitchens, wood-fired pizza ovens and large bar spaces that can take their entertaining to the next level.
With people spending more time in their backyards and using it in different ways, it means that their needs for furniture change and this is why modular furniture is on the rise. Some days, someone will want the space for relaxing by themselves with a good book while others they may be entertaining a large group and modular furniture allows people to change and reconfigure their setup based on their needs.
In terms of flooring, one of the biggest trends right now is geometric shapes and patterns like herringbone. This can help to bring the feeling of inside out while also making people’s outdoor spaces look more interesting as well as clean and tidy. It is also important to use high-quality patio sealers that will provide protection to the flooring and increase the longevity.
Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a large outdoor space, but there are always ways that you can make the most out of it. Vertical gardening is a trend to be aware of that is on the rise that allows people to add nature and colour by making the most out of vertical spaces.
These are a few of the main patio trends that every landscaper needs to know in 2022 and beyond. The garden has become an even more important space during COVID-19 and landscapers will need to know how to transform these spaces into attractive, functional and welcoming spaces for clients that utilize the latest trends.