5 major trends for 2022
Once the warm weather hits, we escape to the backyard. Find out what’s in store for next season!
1. The outdoor workspace
In this new pandemic “normal”, the backyard is more important than ever before! Not only is it your own personal oasis in which to relax and spend time with others, but now it’s an office and a classroom, too! When it comes to working al fresco, office furniture can stay indoors; the outside workspace features a weather-friendly hybrid set-up, with coffee tables, benches and chairs made of technical and resistant materials to avoid damage. It is also important to create areas for shade from the sun, with a pergola, a parasol, awning or shade sail.
2. The pool house
You love the outdoors, you have a big yard and want to spoil yourself? A pool house is just the ticket! Nestled right beside the pool, it houses everything you might need or want: changing room, kitchen, bathroom, storage, lounge area, bar… the possibilities are endless! When properly designed, the pool house will become a true extension of your home.
3. Stylized landscape lighting
Landscape lighting has almost become a science! At nightfall, your yard will transform into a welcoming and magical space. Enhance your summer evenings with lights around the pool and on the deck, recessed lights in different areas of the landscape, floor lamps and spotlights. And don’t forget portable lights: beautiful and practical, they can be placed anywhere you want!
4. Natural materials
Sustainable and environmentally friendly, natural materials are very popular! Furniture and accessories made of wood, bamboo, rattan or terracotta blend beautifully with foliage and lend a soothing, Zen feel to outdoor décor. To match, we suggest shades of grey, taupe or pastels, such as yellow, blue and green. Want to add a splash of bright colour? Choose a warm hue, such as brick red, orange or terracotta.
5. Letting loose in the garden
The garden looks more natural and spontaneous, almost wild… Bye-bye impeccably manicured yard and long hours of maintenance, let’s let nature take its course and go its own way! Think of integrating native species and grasses; opt for hedges of cedar, hydrangea, lilac and boxwood. The natural garden also promotes biodiversity, welcoming pollinators and birds!