Something you’re sure to see in 2023 is a functional exterior living space. Outdoor spaces with advanced features and areas to gather with family and friends are trending up, and homeowners all over Middle Tennessee want to be able to enjoy the outdoors year-round.

Creating the ideal outdoor space is on a number of to-do lists in 2023. Here’s what you can expect to see—and if you’re looking to keep your backyard fresh and trendy in 2023, consider incorporating them into your own space.

Partially Enclosed Patios

One of the biggest trends to look out for next year involves a blend of indoor and outdoor living. A partially enclosed patio allows you to choose materials (marble, granite, brass, etc.) and furniture that are both comfortable and luxurious. It also lets you take the party outdoors when family and friends come over, providing even more space to entertain on beautiful Nashville sunny days. Patios make for quite a valuable addition to a home, no matter the shape or size.

Outdoor Kitchens

Grilling continues to be a popular activity among homeowners, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Whether small and intimate or large and luxurious, outdoor kitchens are spaces that people want to be in. Consider adding a full outdoor kitchen or smaller elements like pizza ovens and smokers. cooking wish lists are items like pizza ovens, smokers, and, in some cases, full outdoor kitchens.

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls use a wide range of materials that can play off of your home’s architecture, and they’re a beautiful solution for adding value to your property. Commonly installed around more social areas of the outdoor living space (such as outdoor kitchens or around a fire pit), retaining walls are primarily functional. They can level a backyard space that has slopes, assist in preventing foundational issues and soil erosion, and create a tiered effect to expand and enhance the yard.

Small Details

Your home’s yard is an open canvas for landscape design. Focusing on adding small details like geometric patterns, different colors and textures, and mixing materials can create a unique space.

Terracotta Materials

The warm and vibrant tones found in terracotta are predicted to be more prominent in garden designs. Terracotta is a reddish-brown unglazed clay that’s used to make pots and planters. Designers believe it will help balance out the grays and neutrals found in most outdoor furniture and décor, offering a natural warmth to a landscape’s overall design.

Natural Plants

When it comes to choosing plants for landscaping, natural plants continue to be trending up. They offer naturally abundant, low-maintenance beauty in a form that will thrive in our Middle Tennessee climate. Every home and landscape is unique, as is every homeowner’s personal style. By using plants and design elements of various colors, textures, shapes, and sizes, you can create a mood that matches your personality as well as complements the architectural style of your home.

Ready to enjoy the space you have and make your home your dream home? Whatever your residential landscaping dreams are, The Greathouse Company can bring them to life. Our team will work with you to create a full landscape budget, design, and maintenance plan. All you need to do? Sit back and enjoy.