Patio season is almost here, and with it come new trends for 2020.
If you intend on having friends and family over for cookouts and parties, it might be time for a backyard update. But what’s going to be in style this year?
If you’re ready to go shopping for some new backyard trimmings, read through this first to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the hottest new custom patio trends of 2020.
1. Outdoor Fireplaces
In 2020, people are staying cozy and they want to enjoy their outdoor spaces all year long, whether it’s warm or cold.
While firepits have been on-trend for a while now, they remain in the spotlight for more casual custom patios.
Some people are moving up to full-fledged fireplaces for their enclosed patios, creating entire living rooms outside.
It’s incredibly cozy and incredibly luxurious. If you’d like to spend some time outside during the chillier months, it might be a great choice for you.
2. Lots of Green
Have you heard the news? Plants are totally in right now, and that’s great news for your patio.
Plants are awesome and easy decorations for your outdoor space, and they’re a great way to keep your design simple, easy to match, and in-trend.
While not the most low-maintenance decor out there, they are the most eco-friendly. Make sure you’re getting plants that aren’t invasive species and that can grow safely and happily in your yard.
This will make gardening a relatively painless experience, and it will let you grow your new decorations into a beautiful lush new decorative living space.
2020 is all about mixing things that don’t seem like they want to be mixed, so we’re mixing the old with the new in the lighting category.
Smooth straight lines with modern lamps mix with soft lights from wooden and paper lanterns.
String lights (or fairy lights, depending on where you are in the world) have remained in style and look great draped around the edges of a custom patio area.
4. Real Living Spaces
We’re bringing the indoors outdoors in 2020.
This means less wicker and plastic and more comfy cozy couches and chairs. Living spaces are going to be just as inviting in the backyard as they are in the living room.
People are striving towards making their patios look like they might belong inside, so having some kind of covered patio area is definitely a good choice to protect your fancy new space.
Custom patios can be made with just a small freestanding coverage area so that your cozy space and your grilling space don’t have to get in each other’s way.
5. Mixed Materials
In 2020, it’s trendy to take a walk on the wild side with your style and mix materials once in a while.
This covers a few different areas. For the patio itself, instead of sticking with all wood or all stone, consider a wood base with a concrete pathway, mixing the organic with the inorganic in a way that will be visually pleasing and jarring simultaneously.
The mixture of textures and lines creates a smooth and modern look that you and your houseguests won’t be able to get enough of.
With furniture, it means it’s time to start mixing and matching patterns. Custom patio furniture is now being made with materials that slightly differ from each other in grain or color, and the custom patio cushions might be striped while the pillows might be plain or even polka-dotted, for the extra brave.
6. Darker Colors
Keeping with the cozy theme, people are going darker with their patio colors. While bright pastels are always in style, the more natural and cozy vibe calls for dark navy blues and burnt oranges.
Think about wood tones and stone colors, especially if you’re going to be using greenery. The green can be the brightness in the patio while the rest is just there to highlight the hard work you’ve been doing gardening.
7. Function and Form
With space at a premium, people want to make the most of the little space that they have. That includes outdoor space.
While patio space used to just be beautiful but perhaps a bit uncomfortable, only good for sitting and watching the pool or reading a book, in 2020, people want functional spaces.
This means that if you can do it inside, you should be able to do it outside. Or it should at least serve a purpose.
Patios are no longer just something to look at or have as a trophy; they’re a place for people to hang out and socialize that feels comfortable. There should be entertainment options, functional living spaces, and overall comfort.
That said, it should be beautiful too.
8. Outdoor Kitchens
In this year, when DIY outdoor parties are totally trending, people are no longer satisfied with the old barbeque sitting outside on a platform.
No; in 2020, outdoor kitchens are in.
If you’re the kind of party host who wants to throw a full-fledged dinner party outside without having to duck in and tend to the stove and oven, missing all of the fun, you need an outdoor kitchen.
The specialized equipment is safe for outdoor use and will put the old barbeque to shame. It’s a great choice for all of your hosting and potluck needs.
What’s Next for Your Custom Patio?
It’s almost time to start hosting patio parties; are you prepared? Which of these trends do you think you’re going to follow first?
The overall gist is that people want spaces to be inviting, comfortable, and functional in 2020, and that sounds perfect for party planners.
If you’re ready to start planning, contact us to schedule a consultation. We can help you create the custom patio of your dreams.