Sorry, sun worshipers. It’s that time of year again, when the flames of those barbecues and bonfires start to die down for good, the shorts go back into deep storage, and the summer vacations come grinding to an end.
But just because the days are shorter and the temperature’s a bit chillier doesn’t mean homeowners can’t continue to enjoy their own outdoor oases. They just may want to add fire.
Fire features, such as outdoor fire pits and fire tables (designed so that the flames burst through the center), are the hottest landscape trend of the fall, according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
This sizzling design trend can also help keep homeowners and their guests warm on chilly nights. And many of the fire-based amenities can be controlled remotely by smartphones, or programmed to turn on or off at specific times.
Classic fall plants also remain popular, nabbing the No. 2 spot on the list. Homeowners seem particularly keen on the next generation of chrysanthemums, boxwood, and maples, in hardier varieties that may require less work and water.
Outdoor lighting came in third, since safety is always a concern. Homeowners are installing LED lighting along their walkways to make sure they don’t trip and fall in the dark.
More durable, low-maintenance materials, such as porcelain tiles for patios, decks, and walkways, are also rising in popularity. That’s because they look like real wood and natural stone, but don’t cause splinters and are less likely to degrade over time or be damaged by bad weather.
The last trend on the list was creating interiorscapes. These living, green decorations (plants sprouting out of hanging frames on walls and tropical plants growing out of groups of containers) are popular both indoors and in courtyards.
Information in this article came from: https://www.realtor.com/news/trends/falls-hottest-landscape-design-trends-youll/?cid=eml_shares_article