With every new year comes new landscape design trends! If you have plans to revamp your outdoor space, you’re going to want to check out these 2023 landscaping trends.
Landscaping Trend #1: Maximalism
According to interior designer Keren Richter, maximalism is the art of ‘’more is more’’. Lovers of this style gravitate towards layered patterns, bold colors, and statement-making accessories. This interior design trend has been around for centuries, but recently made a comeback in the past years. It’s no wonder that maximalism is now making its way to the outdoors and will be a top hardscaping trend this year. So, how can you apply this 2023 landscaping trend to your space?
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Think bold, contrasting paving stones and standout mosaics! In the design featured above, the landscape contractor was tasked with connecting two outdoor entertainment areas that stood at opposite sides of the yard: a luxurious custom double fire pit and stone bench in Onyx Black and an outdoor kitchen.
While a simple stone walkway could have done the job, he decided to let his personality shine through. The design features our ultra-modern, smooth Para patio slab, with a scattered insert of Diamond pavers in the bold color combination of Onyx Black and Chestnut Brown. The visual effect created by pairing a large-scale slab with the smaller diamond-shaped paver makes for a statement-making contrast!
Landscaping Trend #2: Back to Beige
Move aside monochromatic greys! Once holding a reputation of being drab and boring, the warm and neutral beige pallet is making a comeback.
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“More than ever, we’ve seen that there is a greater need to surround ourselves with comforting, soothing colors that are not only easy to live with but provide warmth and serenity within our homes.” – Ruth Mottershead, Creative Director of Little Greene
Not only does this colorway inspire calm and warmth, but it also reminds us of nature and encourages us to relax. So, it is no surprise that landscape designs featuring beige paving stones are growing in popularity. Applications of this 2023 paver trend include mixes of different shapes and sizes of stones to create depth, layers of textures and tones, and subtle patterns that act as backdrops to other design elements.
In the landscape design featured above, contrasting textures of Granitex and Smooth create a two-tone effect, while large-scale stones set in a diamond pattern gives the courtyard a more traditional approach. As a bold final touch, carefully curated architectural features take center stage when set against the warm and neutral-colored backdrop.
Landscaping Trend #3: Geometric Shapes
Next on our list of top 2023 landscaping trends are geometric shapes, and we’re not just talking about squares and rectangles!
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More and more, geometric patterns are being used indoors to create a sense of harmony and rhythm, accentuate focal points or to add structure. For obvious reasons, this trend is also extending to the outdoors.
To bring this 2023 landscape design trend to your outdoor space, a few options are available to you:
- Introduce subtle visual interest by laying down uniquely shaped paving stones such as our Diamond paver, Hexa patio slab, or Industria Triangle paver. Bring your design up a few notches by mixing and matching different colors or textures.
- Define entertainment areas using unexpected shapes such as triangles and trapezoids, like the design featured above.
- Frame your outdoor features, such as the below water element, with paving stones of contrasting shapes and colors.
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Landscaping Trend #4: Street-Smart Designs
Our list would not be complete if it didn’t include front yard landscaping trends for 2023.
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Whether you’re thinking of selling your house or simply want to impress your guests and neighbors, boosting your curb appeal should be at the top of your list for landscape improvement. And with Techo-Bloc’s large selection of pavers, creating a front yard that will have passersby doing a double-take has never been easier.
You can create design-driven driveways with tailored green grass inserts, classic patterns that mix and match textures or standout mosaics using contrasting colors. And for those living in climates with harsh winters, consider permeable pavement to reduce snow build-up.
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Landscaping Trend #5: Small Backyard, Big Design
Last but not least in our list of 2023 landscape trends is small backyard designs. Square footage of outdoor spaces in urban settings may be getting smaller, but that doesn’t mean that your backyard design dreams should too.
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The key to a beautiful AND functional backyard is to optimize space with designated areas. As you can see above, this backyard features a lounging area, dining space, and fire pit zone. The design also showcases a 2023 paver trend: an all-beige palette!
If you’re not interested in having multiple areas, and would rather your yard make a statement, that is also possible regardless of size. As seen in the design below, our new Industria Flora patio slab gives this small backyard a certain je ne sais quoi, while staying subtle and elegant.
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There you have it! These 2023 landscape design trends are sure to take the outdoors by storm. Still looking for inspiration? Check out our latest Landscape Catalog.