Exploring the Finest Trends for Outdoor Patio in Spring 2024

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Written By Benjamin Eyth

Published on 3 May, 2024

Blogs | Patios

Springtime is the perfect season to transform your outdoor patio into a welcoming, functional, and beautiful space so you can enjoy spending more time outdoors. These improvements can also boost your home’s value.

Not sure how to start? In this blog, we explore the latest trends, designs, and innovations that will make your patio an attractive exterior design element in your home.

At Outdoor Cedar Structures, we’ll work with you to design the perfect patio for your needs and style!


Trend #1: Go bold

Do you feel like your neutral color scheme needs a little life?  A pop of bright and bold colors and playful patterns can be just the thing!

Mix bold hues with stripes and florals for a cohesive, put-together look. Instead of buying new outdoor patio furniture, focus on textiles for pillows and blankets.

Besides their affordable and low-commitment nature, these elements offer a chance to play around with patterns and colors to create a one-of-a-kind look.


Trend #2: Make your indoor space extend outside

One of the trends becoming popular in recent years is the seamless blending of outdoor and indoor spaces. The goal is to make your patio feel like it naturally flows from your living room.

Intelligent design choices — such as matching the outdoor patio and indoor flooring and using the same color palette for both spaces — are the easiest way to make this work.

Matching the décor and furniture can also provide a more cohesive look. Tile, wood, and stone are increasingly popular for patio walls and floors.


Trend #3: Create conversation areas

Large outdoor gatherings can feel overwhelming for some guests. To provide a sense of intimacy and encourage interaction, you can create conversation nooks for them.

Think comfortable seating and inviting décor —perhaps under a wooden pergola. These conversation areas can also be your retreats when you’re not entertaining.



Trend #4: Outdoor kitchen with a bar

Outdoor kitchens are long-standing trends for patios and exterior entertaining spaces. A built-in grill, pizza oven, griddle, wine fridge, and a countertop with a sink can make a difference in impressing and entertaining your guests while providing luxurious features to your outdoor environment.


Trend #5: Comfortable seating

Plastic furniture might resist the elements, but let’s face it — these pieces are not exactly the most comfortable or aesthetically pleasing.

For 2024, upgrade to functional and comfortable outdoor seating that can make your outdoor patio more inviting for long conversations and relaxing.

Look for plush outdoor chairs, couches, and outdoor sectionals with high-quality performance fabrics that withstand the elements.


Trend #6: Partially or fully enclosed patio

Extend your patio’s usability even during autumn and winter by fully or partially enclosing it. Glass panels are popular nowadays, but you can also go for screened patios.

You might even consider a gas fireplace on the outdoor patio to keep everyone warm regardless of the weather or season. Patio enclosures can turn the space into a multi-season entertainment space and a dedicated area for unwinding.


Trend #7: Create smaller deck and patio areas

Don’t have much yard space? No problem. You can still expand your outdoor living area with a charming outdoor patio or deck.

Imagine a cozy private retreat connected to your dining area or bedroom — perfect for unwinding with a glass of wine or after-dinner coffee while enjoying the sunset.

Even a tiny patio adds a touch of elegance and intimacy to your outdoor space. It’s a great way to maximize a small backyard or create a dedicated relaxation area next to an existing patio while also potentially boosting your home’s value.


Trend #8: Brick pavers

Do you want a timeless and rustic aesthetic for your outdoor patio? Brick pavers are the solution. These customizable, versatile materials add a slightly lived-in look and feel to any outdoor setup, no matter your home’s architecture.

Moreover, they can be arranged in many different patterns (such as basketweave and herringbone) to create a one-of-a-kind look.


Trend #9: Organic textures and materials

Wood, stone, terracotta, jute, and rattan may not be new in exterior and interior design, but they’re certainly not going anywhere in 2024.

These organic materials and textures provide patios with that comforting, lived-in, and laid-back look while effortlessly blending with other furniture and styles. Plus, they add character and warmth to the space.

The good news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to add organic materials to your outdoor patio. Throw blankets, pillows, decorative baskets and trays, outdoor rugs, lighting, throw blankets, and planters can do the trick.


Are you interested in these patio trends?

Schedule your free design consultation with our experts at Outdoor Cedar Structures, and we will make your ideas happen! Our team can recommend the best pavers and other materials to construct a high-quality and attractive outdoor patio for your home in Spokane, Washington. Call (509) 329-6054 to get started today.

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