Color and Design Trends for Home Exteriors

Updating your home not only adds curb appeal, it can make your home more liveable! This year’s design trends for homes are full of warmth and comfort, as well as practicality and liveliness. 

Cottage Core Plus

If your home already has interesting bones, plus them up by mixing old vintage finds with new pieces for a unique, textural look with lots of character. Wooden sculptural salvage pieces add variety and interest to gardens, while a vintage bench with a new floral patio umbrella gives you a lovely spot for outdoor reading next to bright potted flowers. 


This year’s outdoor space trends have a lot to do with everyone being home for over a year. Outdoor spaces served many purposes for family homes, and will continue to do so. Patios as dining rooms, and gardens as entertainment venues. Rethink how you can use your outdoor space every day.


The Maximalist look combines bold patterns and color, eclectic tones and textures and layers of visual interest. More is more in this case. It could mean painting window frames in contrasting colors, adding colorful shutters, awnings or a pergola. Your patio will come alive with a mix of colorful patterned pillows and outdoor carpet, as well as vibrantly painted plant containers.

Investing in your home’s outdoor space makes sense both now and in the future. This summer’s project might just be reinventing your house for the times.