New Outdoor Living Designs From Australian Designers

If there is one thing to know about Australians, it is that we take great pride in our outdoor living spaces. After all, we’re known to be lovers of the great outdoors—so much so that even the prospect of a wet and windy summer can keep us from getting outside and enjoying all of our backyards. . Reimagining outdoor spaces as elegant extensions of our interiors has always been a priority for Aussies everywhere.

But ask the world’s leading exterior design and decorating company, Trex, and they’ll tell you we’re not yet craving a manicured garden(garden chairs) or multiple recreational areas. Comfort and convenience wait for the curves. While you may be wondering what exactly these trends entail, we’re here to assure you that they’re not the ones you want to ignore. Ahead, trends are paving the way in outdoor living for this coming year.

These are the hottest outdoor living trends of 2022

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2.      Activity areas

In 2021 (and let’s not forget 2020), our homes have been working hard to double as a place to work, rest and play too. While international travel was far from the cards, homeowners found solace in a new destination not too far from their homes: their backyards. With space being such a precious commodity these days, homeowners are now keen to shape even the smallest of backyards or patios into multi-purpose outdoor spaces by creating dedicated “activity areas” for different uses such as dining, relaxation and entertainment.

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3.      Privacy, please

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to many but privacy is officially back in fashion. You may ask why? Well, as we come to spend more time outdoors, it’s only natural that our desire for privacy increases as well (Nosy neighbors, we’re looking at you). Besides the fact that the common open design has lost its luster, private outdoor spaces have never been more desirable.

4.      Curved Appeal

It’s no secret that curves have been dominating the interior design world for quite some time now and we’re happy to say they’re not going anywhere soon. Homeowners tend to love everything this trend has to offer, and rumor has it that we’re about to see a lot of this trend in our outdoor spaces as well. Whether it’s a graceful patio or just an arched window, the curves add a welcoming sense of softness and organic fluidity to both gardens and outdoor living spaces, making them even more inviting and inviting.

5.      Environmentally friendly and easy to maintain

You’ve All Heard It Before: Reduce, Reuse, And Recycle. We are no strangers to the concept of sustainability but we can expect to see a lot of it in 2022, especially when it comes to our outdoor spaces. But fear not, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to compromise on the aesthetics of your spaces. Homeowners choose materials that are easy to maintain without requiring a lot of time, effort and expense.

Design the perfect outdoor living space

Create a shaded area

Creating a shade area is a must in your backyard. We live in Australia, and we are both blessed and cursed with our bright and warm sun.

To design a comfortable and functional outdoor living area, there should be a large shaded area to protect you from harsh sunlight and annoying glare and create a cool area to sit and relax in.

Shelter is necessary

You can’t talk about shaded areas without talking about the shelter. A comfortable shaded area is achieved by a well-designed shelter.

The key to a functional outdoor area is to provide proper weather cover. The same is true for ornate backyards. Ceiling solutions provide a sense of permanence, weather protection and combine your outdoor beauty.

Think about the weather your home will withstand. In much of Queensland, you’ll likely experience mild, dry winters, but have tropical summers with plenty of rain. If you are near the ocean, you will have to consider sea salt spray. Your roofing solutions must be weatherproof and appropriate to the site to ensure that you and your home are properly protected.

Bring indoors and outdoors

It’s common to think of “bringing the outside in” when designing our homes, but we rarely hear the phrase “bringing the inside out” – but we must!

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Creating a seamless connection between your indoor and outdoor areas gives the illusion of more space and enables a more efficient and open experience. Your outdoor area should be open to the backyard and connected indoors.

Make a practical application checklist

If you want to make sure your outdoor living space is perfect more, simply design a checklist.

Think about these questions before you put the pen to paper:

  • What area will you use mostly? Is it for my time, for family time, or for entertainment?
  • In which backyard will the sun be the harshest?
  • What part of the day will you use the most—morning, afternoon, or evening?
  • How often will you use it in the winter?