Try These Outdoor Design Trends to Refresh Your Space

by Renee Marie Jordan 06/05/2022

As people continue to spend more of their time at home, many are looking for new ways to enhance their outdoor spaces. Just like with interior design, garden and outdoor design, trends are always changing and offering new opportunities to express yourself. If you’re looking for some inspiration for outdoor decorating, here are some popular trends to help.

Colorful Paint

Colors are making a comeback where neutrals and natural finishes have held popularity for a long time. Painted fences, wooden trellises, benches and even custom pool decks are becoming more prevalent in gardens and outdoor spaces. The colors are anything but subtle, too—think pink, orange, aqua or bright red to make a dramatic and fun contrast to the greenery of the garden.


Rattan furniture and accessories have been popular in interior design for many years but are increasingly popular outside, as well. Rattan is both eco-friendly and durable, making it a brilliant choice for integrating into a natural aesthetic. It’s also lightweight and easy to move around, so you can be spontaneous and change your layout as needed.

Fire Pits

Fire pits have become so popular that for a time it was common for major retailers to sell out of them. Countless DIY methods for building fire pits became popular among homeowners as well. Fire pits are perfect for bringing people together for conversation, celebration or relaxation. They are a source of light and warmth and a timeless addition to any outdoor space.

Broken-Plan Layouts

After ages of open floor plan layouts, the broken-plan layout has come to the fore in interior and outdoor design. A broken-plan layout uses smaller dividing elements like benches, low partitions or even hedges to break up a larger space without restricting the view. This maintains the well-loved airy feel of an open floor plan but also gives some structure to previously “empty” spots. Try using this trend in your gardening with planter gardens and low trellises.


Yellow is one of the bright colors trending in garden and patio design. Accents like yellow outdoor cushions, tables or even smaller accessories like watering cans and plant stands have been spreading a bit of sunshine around gardens all over. Yellow is a color that inspires energy and optimism and is perfect for any time of the year. To get the most out of this trend, take it a step further and use yellow in your planting decisions. Try sunflowers, daisies, yellow pansies and daffodils to cheer up the entire space.

If you need somewhere to start in your next outdoor redecorating project, these trends will give your garden, patio or yard new life.

About the Author

Renee Marie Jordan

Renee Marie Jordan is a Third Generation Realtor®, who started out her career in residential lending. Jordan Real Estate was established by her grandmother, Jean Kotwitz, who was one of the first female real estate brokers in Solano County! The company was then passed down to her mother, Diane Jordan, over 40 years ago. Renee Marie then took over the company 24 years ago and in 2015 joined forces with RE/MAX Gold.   

Regarded as one of Northern California’s most dependable brokers, Renee Marie has gained industry respect for creating a successful brokerage company. Renee Marie’s unique blend of negotiating expertise, innovative thinking and belief that the client always comes first, has resulted in an extensive client base with many satisfied homeowners. Renee Marie specializes in residential sales, first time buyers, short sale properties, luxury properties, investment properties, foreclosures, 1031 exchanges, and has been the HUD specialist for Solano County since 2009.   

Renee Marie gets to the heart of her clients wants and needs. She attributes a great deal of her success to the many referrals she receives from clients who appreciate the care and thoughtfulness she puts into every transaction. Friends and family members can count on the same excellent service when they are referred to Renee Marie.