Even the smallest backyard is still a piece of nature that you can transform into a wonderful aesthetic area that will catch everyone’s eye. Whether you have a small or large space to landscape, as long as you’re creative and inspired, you can create a magnificent living space. From planting a variety of flora and adding a small fire pit to making outdoor rooms, your backyard will be the perfect cozy sanctuary you’ll enjoy for a long time.
The trend of outdoor spaces being the extension of your indoor living space continues. In 2018 you’ll be looking at a myriad of outdoor spaces that perfectly mirror the indoors. From sunken lounges, outdoor showers and daybeds to outdoor kitchens, you can create another home in your backyard. Outdoor dining spaces are Australians’ favorite choice for outdoor rooms since they allow you to connect with nature while you’re enjoying a delicious meal. To make the best of your outdoor dining destination, surround the area with in-ground and container plants. Include pre- and post-dinner entertainment spaces such as a poll or a fire pit close by, and don’t forget special flooring for the dining area as well. Add unique lighting and furniture to get that lush feel.
A variety of plants
The choice of plants can make or break your entire landscaping arrangement. That’s why you should pay attention to the types of flowers and plants you would like to decorate your yard with. If you’re not an expert in the field, think about hiring professional landscapers in Sydney and make your Australian home a true delight. Some of the most popular plants include succulents and cactus plants, which will provide an impressive architectural structure to any garden. Cloud and sphere-pruned topiary plants are making a comeback too. If you want to add botanical variety to your yard, think about growing edibles, such as cucamelons and burr gherkins or even super-sweet ground cherries. Chickpeas, heat-tolerant, exotic greens like magenta spreen, sweet potato leaves, and amaranth will be a great choice too.
As mentioned before, fire pits can make a great addition to your outdoor decor. Therefore, consider building one to make your winter months cozier outdoors. What’s more, aside from offering you a warm ambiance, a fire pit can double as a coffee table, a curb edge for the deck and even a planter if you make a concrete element run through space. Make it big enough and you’ll also have a beautiful seat wall that is mainly a fire feature warming up your outdoors.
Textured flooring is overshadowing the clean line pavers and slowly becoming a huge trend. Use different stones for flagging and cobbles, such as porphyry, limestone, and granite. There’s also a variety of shapes, sizes, and finishes you can choose from, so think about incorporating walkways of patterned risseu which is one the most popular pebble-mosaic techniques in Italy. Think about creating a beach landscape and add same-size stones to the left and right sides to create a lovely path from the backyard door to your outdoor dining area. If you want to make the path look a bit more beachy, make two equal-size rows and fill them with small shrubs, agaves, grass, and beach roses, adding them in an organized way.
Landscaping trends for 2018 are so diverse that you’ll have a hard time picking out just a few, but it’ll be a delight for you to add some edge to your yard. In the sea of wonderful ideas, go for those that best fit your home and your taste, call professional landscapers if you don’t think you can do it on your own, and make your home a real aesthetic beauty both indoors and outdoors.