As we look ahead to 2024, outdoor living continues to evolve, reflecting broader trends in design, sustainability, and wellness. With more people appreciating the value of their outdoor spaces, the trends are shifting towards creating more personalised, sustainable, and multifunctional areas. Discover the future of outdoor design and the trends set to shape our gardens, patios, and balconies.
Embracing the Future of Outdoor Design
The future of outdoor design is all about blending functionality with aesthetics. We are seeing a move towards outdoor spaces that are not just beautiful but also highly practical. This includes the integration of smart technology for lighting allowing for more efficient and customisable control so that you can enjoy the outdoors for extended periods with minimal hassle.
Above: THE OTHERS by DEDON
Additionally, innovative designs that integrate weather-resistant eco-materials, replicating the look and feel of interior fabrics, are at the forefront. Adaptable furniture pieces are also becoming more prevalent, ensuring that outdoor spaces remain usable year-round.
Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Outdoor Furniture
In 2024, you can expect to see a continued emphasis on eco-friendly materials and sustainable practices. Look for pieces that use recycled and sustainably-sourced materials, such as ethically-harvested wood, and eco-friendly production methods.
For the ultimate in eco-friendly outdoor furniture, consider our collections from Australian-designed & made brand Kett furniture. Their superb outdoor pieces are made from responsibly sourced materials, circumventing the environmental consequences of shipping furniture around the world.
For more tips, consult our helpful guide on the benefits of choosing eco-friendly outdoor furniture.
Maximising Small Spaces: Innovative Solutions for Urban Outdoors
As urban living becomes more prevalent, the need to maximise small outdoor spaces has never been greater. 2024 will see innovative solutions that transform even the tiniest balconies or patios into functional and aesthetically pleasing areas.
Above: SEAX Lounge Chair by DEDON
Multi-purpose furniture, vertical gardening, and foldable designs such as the SEAX range will play vital roles, allowing city dwellers to create a personal sanctuary , no matter the size of their outdoor area.
The Rise of Outdoor Wellness Spaces
Wellness is becoming a significant theme in outdoor living spaces. In 2024, expect to see more outdoor areas dedicated to relaxation and rejuvenation. This includes the integration of elements such as yoga spaces, meditation corners, and even outdoor spa areas.
Gardens designed with tranquillity in mind, using soothing water features and calming planting schemes, are set to become popular as people seek a sanctuary for mental and physical wellbeing. The incorporation of a daybed such as the Pavilion can turn any outdoor space into an idyllic and calming sanctuary.
Above: Pavilion by Tribu
The Trends of 2024
With a focus on sustainability, functionality, and wellness, trends in 2024 are set to make outdoor spaces more integral to our lives than ever before. Whether it’s a small urban balcony or a sprawling garden, there are endless possibilities to create an outdoor space that suits your lifestyle and reflects the latest trends in outdoor design.
To learn more and start your outdoor journey, contact us today.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I make the most of a small outdoor area?
To make the most of a small outdoor area, focus on multifunctional and space-saving furniture. Opt for pieces that can be folded or easily stored away when not in use. Utilise vertical space for planting and storage, and choose a simple colour palette to make the space feel larger. Selecting the right lighting can transform a small space into a cosy and inviting area.
What are some wellness-focused outdoor living ideas?
For wellness-focused outdoor living, consider creating a dedicated space for relaxation and meditation. Incorporate elements like a small fountain or a koi pond for a calming effect. Add comfortable seating such as a lounge chair or bean bag for relaxation, and consider space for yoga or exercise. Planting fragrant herbs and flowers can enhance the sensory experience.
What should I consider when choosing outdoor furniture?
When selecting outdoor furniture, it's important to consider the durability of the materials, the maintenance requirements, the style and comfort of the furniture, and the size and functionality of the pieces in relation to your outdoor space. These factors will help you choose furniture that not only looks superb but also withstands the test of time and use.
How do I maintain my designer outdoor furniture?
Maintaining outdoor furniture typically involves routine cleaning with mild soap and water, applying protective treatments appropriate for the material, and storing or covering the furniture during harsh weather conditions or the off-season. For more information and to purchase care products, visit our website.