Outdoor Living Trends 2019

There’s lots of sunshine in our forecast; and if you’re like us, you can’t wait to entertain outside. Hatchett Design Remodel can help you make the most of your outdoor space. Here’s a look at what’s trending in outdoor living design.

Open Up Walls

Outdoor living spaces are being treated like another room in the house by blurring the line between inside and out. Large scale sliding doors and accordion glass windows will literally open up your living area for entertaining.

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Earthy Outdoor Decor

While we are googly-eyed for this design trend, we admit that it may not be the most practical for our high humidity and mosquito prone climate here in Hampton Roads. However, in keeping with the concept of blurring the boundary between indoor and outdoor spaces, this year’s exterior design trends are in line with those of the interior.

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Clean lines, matte black fixtures and gray (and greige) decor are all the rage in outdoor design. These elements blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings of your backyard.

Sustainable Designs

Sustainable living continues to be at the heart of outdoor living. Eco-friendly materials, edible gardens and borders that support pollinators are in high demand.

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Water Features

A water feature is a beautiful complement to any garden. The flowing water of fountains, ponds and waterfalls create a soothing atmosphere in your outdoor retreat.

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Fire Features

Not to be outdone by elements of earth and water, fire features are also in high demand. Fire pits, fire tables and fire places add warmth to any outdoor design, both literally and figuratively.

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Small Space, Big Impact

You don’t have to have a huge backyard for your outdoor space to have a big impact.  Creating a inviting gathering space for friends and family will make the backyard everyone’s favorite room in your house.

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For ideas of how to extend your indoor living space into a backyard oasis, reach out to Hatchett’s design team at our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach… it costs nothing to ask!