2020’s Top Outdoor Design Trends

This summer has been a moment for us to appreciate every aspect of our homes a little bit more. While we have always cared for our home interiors, we have seen much more attention focused on how we can strengthen the connection from our home to our outside spaces.

Outdoor living in 2020 holds the same design expectations as our home interiors. Your garden spaces should bridge the gap between the inside and outside world and support your everyday life. In this article, we look at the exciting ways people are taking their interior designs and using them as a base to transform their outside spaces.

Home Comforts

This year, staying in is the new going out. With more time at home, we demand more from our spaces, both inside and out. For many of us, this means creating stylish, thoughtfully-designed spaces that create the feeling and atmosphere of a chic outdoor bar or garden terrace.

Investing in outdoor furniture and creating a dynamic space can evoke feelings of warmth and comfort, creating an inviting outdoor space where you want to spend your free time. Our range of outdoor lights are incredibly versatile and can be used to support whatever style is right for your outdoor space!

A stylish garden with fairly lights, canopy and outdoor sofa with cushions

Bulkhead Outdoor & Bathroom Sconce Wall Light - 12 Inch - Gunmetal, £79, by Industville (Image supplied by @theresa_gromski)

Front of House

As more focus turns to our outside spaces, it’s not surprising that the front garden is also getting a makeover. The first thing guests see when they arrive, the front of your house can be an area bursting with personality and identity. Having a beautiful front garden can also positively impact property value, making it of growing importance to many of us.

Our waterproof outdoor lights offer the perfect combination of style and function, helping to create stunning outdoor spaces. See how our Brooklyn outdoor lights below help to highlight the luxury elements of this stunning doorway. 

A grand black front house door with brass highlights and lights by Industville

Swan Neck Outdoor & Bathroom Dome Wall Light - 8 Inch - Brass, £139, by Industville (Image supplied by @lorlahenry)

Using Mixed Materials

An outdoor trend that has been growing in popularity over the last few years is the blending of various materials. A favourite for fans of the bohemian style, by using different elements, you can create a space full of texture and character.

The exterior below is a beautiful example of combining materials to create a vibrant yet inviting space. Our outdoor lights, including our stunning Bulkhead lights seen below, are made from natural metals and are perfect for adding another element to an organic style. 

A wooden rustic house balcony with pink highlights and seating

Bulkhead Outdoor & Bathroom Sconce Wall Light - 12 Inch - Black, £79, by Industville (Image supplied by @apairandaspare)

One With Nature

The growing popularity of using more natural materials has influenced the colours that we are seeing in people’s outdoor looks. Cool, calm tones are growing in popularity, as we try to reconnect with the outside world through our spaces.

Our lights are available in a range of metallic shades which you can perfectly pair with calmer tones. Our brass Brooklyn lights work as a wonderful highlight to pale greens and worn greys, as seen below!

The most fail-proof colour to design with is ivory or any other neutral colour because you can create a lovely, layered scheme by mixing textured fabrics and raw organic finishes.”

Katharine Pooley, speaking to LuxDeco.com 

A brass wall light by Industville alongside an old door and plants

Brooklyn Outdoor & Bathroom Wall Light - Brass, £85, by Industville (Image supplied by Julie Musgrove)

Eye-Catching Outdoor Lighting

Having the correct lighting is vital to making the most of your outdoor space. Not only must your lights be stylish, but they also need to be functional. Whether its an evening barbecue, al fresco dining or simply something to help you see outside, good lighting is crucial to a great outdoor space.

Our extensive range of outdoor lights is perfect for every occasion, whether you need a small wall light or something more substantial. Handcrafted with high-quality materials and available in various colours, you’ll find the perfect one for your style amongst our range. 

Glass workers making Industville lights

Brooklyn Glass Cone Pendant - 7 Inch, £69, by Industville

Save Your Space

If you live in a city or simply don’t have a large garden, any design needs to be considerate of space. Maximise your outdoor space by carefully planning your areas and maximising corners.

If you have a tiny space, simply choosing smaller seats and tables can make a huge difference. Our bulkheads and flush mounts are the perfect choices for modern outdoor lighting that is both stylish and space-saving, allowing you to be more indulgent with your furnishings. 

A small outdoor patio with table, chairs and wall light by Industville

Bulkhead Outdoor & Bathroom Round Light - 8 Inch - Black, £89, by Industville (Image supplied by @hestherlawrence)

Creating Experience Spaces

One theme that you can see throughout the current outdoor trends is that desire to blur the line between the inside and outside space. This year, we’re looking much more at how we can incorporate our outdoor spaces into our lives and use them as more than just a place for conversation.

Open-planned designs are perfect for creating a seamless transition from your interior to your exterior. With many of our industrial outdoor lights also available in indoor designs, you can create a style that looks as good indoors as it does out! 

A modern kitchen opening into a summery garden

Brooklyn Dome Pendant - 13 Inch - Pewter & Copper, £99, by Industville (Image supplied by @ourplaceinsale)

Our outdoor spaces have become more important than ever this year, and we have loved seeing how people are using our lights to create modern and exciting spaces! If you require some inspiration, check out our social media channels where we share stunning designs every day! Visit us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, and join in the conversation using the hashtag #Industville.

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