Outdoor Trends That Are Going to Be Huge in 2019


Another year is almost at its end, which means that there are new design trends to look forward to. Whether you want to enter the upcoming year with a brand-new patio design or you’re simply gathering inspiration for a remodel next summer, you’re in for a treat. There are so many beautiful and inspiring decorating ideas waiting for you to introduce them into your own backyard. While some will help you create a specific, authentic look, others will introduce a sense of novelty in a subtle, yet infinitely enchanting manner. So, let’s dive into the world of 2019 inspiration for your outdoor sanctuary.

Words: Cooper Kelin

Cosy and comfy come first
An outdoor space has become one of the most important areas in the modern home. It’s a place of family gatherings, entertainment, delicious summer feasts and peaceful contemplations. As such, it should feature a comfortable, inviting look that will radiate with relaxation. Numerous trends are introduced to bring in such a feeling of comfort to an outdoor area. Soft and plush furniture, lovely cushions, shaded spots and cosy fire pits are just some of the elements that will be used to give outdoor sanctuaries a homey vibe in 2019.

Outdoor furniture: simple and functional
When it comes to the particular design of outdoor furniture, functionality is one of the most important factors for 2019. Patio furniture should provide you with the ultimate level of convenience, allowing you to easily adjust or move it depending on your needs. Thus, outdoor furniture will be simple, functional and lightweight in 2019. This will enable you to move it to a new spot, store it to free up some space and create a functional outdoor area in general. You can also expect to see modular pieces that will bring a new level of movability.3

Colourful and positive
In 2019, you can play with different colours as much as you want. Since both design and architecture affect your emotions, you can use colours to invite a feeling of positivity and balance into your outdoor area. In particular, bold and vivid colours will have their place under the spotlight, with red, purple and their variations being the most popular choices. You can use these impactful hues for décor statements in your outdoor space, which will accentuate their qualities even more. While red will fill your outdoor area with energy, purple will invite a touch of serenity and balance. Red and purple are followed by another authentic combo – blue and green. These tones will be used in all their richness, working perfectly with the surrounding landscapes.

A sense of simplicity and peacefulness
The year 2019 will bring you another step closer to your outdoor retreat filled with serenity and tranquillity. Although certain trends come and go, there’s one constant among them – the simplification of design with a calming effect. There’s no need to go overboard with decorations and additions because even a single one can transform your outdoor space into a truly tranquil oasis. For instance, different water features will be used in Australian gardens for the ultimate atmosphere of relaxation, which will transform them into Aussies’ favourite places in their homes. In fact, durable and high-quality swim spas in Sydney are simple additions that will provide Sydneysiders with the perfect place for relaxation, rejuvenation and even exercising, helping them relieve stress and tension. This is also one of the most functional solutions for homeowners with smaller backyards because they’ll be able to have both a spa and a pool.4

All things vintage
All things past will be welcome in the upcoming year because retro-inspired style will continue to enjoy its popularity. You have a range of options when it comes to giving your outdoor space a vintage flair. Vintage pieces of furniture, especially those that are pre-loved, will capture the true retro vibe in your outdoor sanctuary. You can use a single piece to create a “wow” effect in your oasis. For instance, an old rocking chair can work as a mesmerising focal point while also bringing a sense of antiquity to your space.

There’s no such thing as too much lighting
Introducing various lighting fixtures into your outdoor space will help you create a lovely, dreamy atmosphere in the evening. In 2019, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of enticing designs and experiment with the placement of fixtures in your outdoor haven. Solar lamps will be used to light meandering garden paths while outdoor floor lamps will embellish your outdoor sanctuary. For a whimsical look, you’ll be able to place light decorations around your outdoor furniture and into the flower pots or use overhead light strings to create an ambience of romance and playfulness. You’ll be able to find plenty of other weatherproof designs and styles suitable for the outdoors. 2

The year 2019 is bringing a lot of inspiring outdoor design trends that you’ll simply love! You’ll be able to create an outdoor sanctuary that exudes comfort, peacefulness and relaxation without going overboard with decorations.