With many states beginning to roll back their pandemic restrictions as case counts drop, summer 2021 is shaping up to look far more “normal” than summer 2020. And more outdoor gatherings mean more homeowners looking for ways to update or refresh their outdoor living area. If you’re ready for a change, read on to learn about three of the freshest outdoor living trends for 2021.
Create a Sunny, Cool Space With Yellow and Gray
The Pantone Color of the Year for 2021 is actually two colors: Illuminating and Ultimate Gray. This eye-pleasing combination of warm yellow and cool gray strikes an ideal balance for any porch, deck, or patio. If you’d like to adopt this color combination while refreshing your outdoor area, consider keeping larger pieces (like furniture) gray and using yellow as an accent color; from chair cushions to serving trays to a summer-themed wreath, a pop of yellow can make your patio far more inviting.
DIY a Vertical Garden
A vertical garden has long been a way to add some pizzazz to your outdoor living area and provide a convenient source of fresh greens and herbs. And the best part is, these gardens don’t need to be fancy or expensive—it’s simple to construct these vertical gardens with nothing more than an old wooden pallet or two. Be sure to place your pallet garden somewhere where it receives plenty of sunlight (unless you’re planning to grow shade-loving plants).
Keep Your Outdoor Living Area Well Lit—Day or Night
Solar lights and battery-powered LED lights can be a great addition to any patio or outdoor dining area. Motion-activated lights can provide security and safety, while spotlights can illuminate favorite landscape features. And because these lights are powered by either a small battery or energy captured from the sun, they won’t increase your electric bill.
Whether you’d like some more ideas to refresh your outdoor living area or need a helping hand with your next home improvement project, Field of Dreams can help. Visit our website today to learn more about the services we offer or to get in touch with one of our experts.