Outdoor living spaces have grown in popularity over the past few years and the trends are booming in 2023. People are enjoying spending more time outside and want to make their outdoor living space design a priority. If you want to improve your outdoor area, check out the top outdoor living trends to try this year. 

1. Build an Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens are a great addition to your backyard if you’re looking to spend more time outside. They’re practical, versatile and perfect for having people over. If you invest in an outdoor kitchen with all the appliances you need to prepare food, you’ll be able to use it all year round. The kitchen can be used as an outdoor gathering space in the summer and then to cook meals in the winter and save some money on the heating bill!


An outdoor living space with lots of cactuses2. Plant Climate-Friendly Plants

Incorporating environmentally friendly landscaping techniques can be beneficial to the aesthetics and sustainability of your garden. Some drought tolerant plants are a great addition to your backyard- they’re generally low maintenance and you can save money on your water bill. If you’re unsure of what plants are considered climate-friendly in your area, you may want to work with a local arborist to identify the best species to ensure they suffer less stress from heat and drought conditions.


3. Design a Vertical Garden

Vertical gardens are a type of garden in which plants are grown on a vertical surface, such as a wall or fence. They can also be called green walls or living walls since the plants grow up a panel. Vertical gardens are a great addition to an outdoor living space to cover up a dull or plain wall with vibrant plants. As an added benefit, vertical gardens act as insulation, noise reduction, and even help with air purification!


4. Build an Outdoor Seating Area and Firepit

Nooks, seating areas, and firepits continue to grow in popularity as an addition to people’s backyards. Seating areas add comfort to your outdoor space and provide a great hosting area. When considering how to furnish your outdoor space, keep in mind the importance of sustainable furniture. The sustainable outdoor furniture industry is booming, with so many choices like bamboo, recycled plastic, rattan, and other eco-friendly materials. Your outdoor space will be elevated that much further with the addition of climate-friendly plants and sustainable furniture.


As you can see, outdoor living can make a great addition to your landscape! If you’re considering adding any of these to your backyard, get in touch with the team at Land Crafters! We’ll be happy to develop a design and installation plan that suits your timeline and budget.