With a new year upon us, many of us are already thinking ahead to the warmer spring months, when we can get head outside and fully enjoy our backyards again. Now is the perfect time to start planning upgrades and renovations to your outdoor space. Here are a few of the most popular patio ideas for 2022 to consider for your own outdoor living room.
Flexible Conversation Areas
This year’s most popular patio ideas include setting aside space dedicated to enjoying others’ company, specifically a flexible conversation area. Rather than opt for a large outdoor sofa, consider adding easy-to-move seating pieces and tables. This fits better with our modern lifestyles, which necessitate flexibility regarding the number of guests, distance requirements and the ability to use all the area and the activities in our backyards. This may require the creation of several conversation areas sprinkled throughout the space that can be combined as necessary.
Because moveable pieces need to be lightweight, wicker is always a good option. As shown in the Chatham deep seating arrangement by Kingsley-Bate above, a loveseat takes the place of a larger outdoor sofa to keep it less substantial when rearranging. Plenty of space for food and drinks is provided via the coffee table, end table and ottoman, which doubles as a seat when necessary.
For a truly flexible outdoor seating area, consider stacking chairs such as these Newport Adirondack chairs. They are easily stored when not in use and are quick to grab when extra company arrives. The matching ottomans are not attached so they can become extra seats themselves. The small occasional table can always be put to good use no matter where it gets moved.
Upgraded Outdoor Furnishings
So many of us spent so much more time outdoors in the last couple years that we now realize the value of buying the highest qualify outdoor furnishings available. That is the second of our popular patio ideas for 2022: add at least one upgraded piece to your backyard this year. Depending on your needs, this could be a sectional sofa, a dining room table or a new, commercial-grade outdoor umbrella.
Brown Jordan is recognized as being one of the most noted manufacturers of high-quality, high-end pieces that are accessible to any homeowner. Their sense of contemporary style and attention to detail are what separates them from other outdoor furnishings companies. Shown here is a Parkway dining set from Brown Jordan. The Parkway table is crafted from powder-coated aluminum in a striking design. It is paired here with both iconic Brown Jordan sling chairs as well as deeply cushioned dining chairs.
Design a Destination Patio
From among our popular patio ideas this year, the notion of creating a small and intimate space away from more utilized areas of the yard really stands out. Particularly if you have a large area to work with, a destination or satellite patio along the side of your home or perhaps in an underutilized corner can make it a place of soothing comfort and intimate seating.
That concept is shown here, with the destination patio anchored by a large firepit. The four-seat dining set is the perfect size for a small family dinner or breakfast al fresco. The compact outdoor bar with matching stools is under cover to make it an area that can be used year-round, no matter the weather. Lots of shrubbery keeps this satellite patio private while providing a gorgeous view of the greenery.
These popular patio ideas for 2022 have hopefully gotten you thinking about the minor or major changes you wish to make to your luxury backyard oasis in the upcoming year.