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Outdoor Design Trends: What To Look For As A Buyer Or Seller This Summer



The front yard and backyard are not only an extension of your living space but also an opportunity to enhance the overall value and appeal of your home. In this blog post, we’ll explore five design trends that are redefining outdoor spaces.

If you’re looking to sell your home, incorporating these outdoor design trends can be a game-changer. By tapping into the wants of potential buyers, you can create an irresistible oasis that sets your property apart from the competition. On the flip side, if you’re in the market for a new home, understanding these trends will empower you to make informed decisions and find the perfect property that aligns with your outdoor living aspirations.


Enchanting Flower Gardens

This summer, colorful and vibrant flower gardens are trending. Whether you’re a seller looking to enhance your home’s curb appeal or a buyer on the hunt for that perfect oasis, a stunning flower garden can be a game-changer. There are a variety of blooms to consider depending on climate, including perennials, annuals, and vibrant seasonal flowers. A well-designed flower garden will not only add a pop of color but also attract butterflies and hummingbirds, creating a welcoming atmosphere.

Read more tips on how to spruce up your garden before selling.

Bountiful Vegetable Gardens

Vegetable gardens are sprouting up as a popular outdoor design trend that both sellers and buyers can’t resist. As a seller, you can add value to your home by incorporating raised beds or vertical gardening solutions that are filled with juicy tomatoes, crisp lettuce, or earthy peppers. If you’re a buyer with a green thumb yearning for fresh produce at your fingertips, ask your agent to help you search for homes that have plenty of backyard space. Cultivating your own vegetables not only brings a sense of satisfaction but also promotes sustainable living and encourages a healthier lifestyle.

More vegetable garden ideas where that came from.

Statement Exteriors

There’s been a shift in popular house paint colors. Traditional bright whites are being traded for more statementmaking palettes on siding, trim, and front doors. We’re talkin’ vibrant blues and greens, creamy neutrals, pastels, and monochromatic schemes of charcoal and black. Whether you’re a seller aiming to increase the appeal of your home or a buyer on the lookout for that picture-perfect property, the right choice of colors can work wonders. A thoughtfully chosen color palette will leave a lasting impression, showcasing your attention to detail and enhancing the desirability of your home. If you’re seeking a property that already boasts a stunning exterior color scheme, let your real estate agent know so they can help you narrow down your search.

Psst, here’s how to choose the perfect paint color.

Cozy Lights

Modern lighting solutions make spaces feel cozier, more defined, and more relaxed while boosting function and safety. String, globe, LED and solar options add a warm ambiance in outdoor areas. Whether you’re a seller looking to create a magical ambiance for staging or a buyer searching for that cozy atmosphere, lighting a great addition to any backyard or patio. For example, if you’re touring homes, look for places to string fairy lights along fences, around trees, or across pergolas or patio umbrellas. Let the warm glow of fairy lights guide the way to a dreamy outdoor retreat.

Here are more ideas for how to decorate with string lights.

Stylish Patio Furniture

Furniture pieces that bring greater comfort, style, and function to their outdoor spaces are trending. Think rocking chairs, wicker sofas, or alfresco dining options. As a seller who needs to stage their home for sale, consider adding a chic, comfortable sofa or a sleek dining set toyou patio. Play with a range of options to suit your aesthetic for the perfect outdoor retreat. If you’re a buyer on the lookout for a trendy outdoor oasis, look for backyards with seating areas for lounging, dining, and conversing, ensuring ample space for relaxation and entertainment.


If you’re in search of a new home that already has these ideal outdoor design features or if you’re considering selling your current home, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate agents can assist you every step of the way. Our experienced agents have the knowledge and expertise to help you find the perfect home that aligns with your (outdoor living) aspirations or to market your current property to attract potential buyers who value these outdoor amenities.

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