Outdoor Living Space Design Trends for 2023

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It’s no secret that outdoor living spaces have become increasingly popular in recent years, and the trend is here to stay. If you’re ready to transform your outdoor space, the design specialists and landscape architects at BPI Outdoor Living are ready to help.

Here are some of the top outdoor living space design trends we’re seeing, and why we think they’ll dominate this year:

Biophilic design

Biophilic design is all about incorporating natural elements into your outdoor living space. This can include things like incorporating green roofs and walls, using natural materials and incorporating water features like fountains and ponds.


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Outdoor kitchens

Outdoor kitchens are becoming more popular as homeowners look to create functional spaces that allow them to cook and entertain outside. A few of the outdoor kitchen features our clients request most include built-in grills, refrigerators, and even pizza ovens.

Fire pits and fireplaces

Fire pits and fireplaces are a great way to add warmth and ambiance to your outdoor living space. We’re incorporating outdoor fireplaces and fire pits into our designs that are both functional and beautiful. Our designs feature mixed materials like stone, metal, and concrete.

Sustainable design

Sustainable design is becoming increasingly important in outdoor living spaces. We’ve had more clients than ever asking about how to incorporate elements like rainwater harvesting systems and solar lighting.


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Cozy seating

Creating cozy and comfortable seating areas throughout your backyard is key to creating a space where everyone wants to spend time. Depending on your design style, we can recommend comfortable chairs, sofas, and swings. For the finishing touch, we can select outdoor rugs and blankets to add warmth and texture.

Smart home integration

Spending time outside doesn’t mean forgoing modern convenience. Smart home integration is becoming increasingly popular. Features include automated lighting systems, temperature control, and even automatic shading and privacy screens.

Homeowners want functional, comfortable and sustainable spaces that can be enjoyed all year round. We love creating custom spaces that exceed their expectations. Whether you want to cook, relax, or entertain, you can create a space that reflects your style and the latest outdoor living space design trends. Browse our recent projects to get inspired or contact us to schedule your design consultation.

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Get started on your outdoor transformation  today. Connect with one of our designers.

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