Southern California weather means we can extend our living area to the outdoors virtually year around. Here are nine trends that are gaining traction.
- Artificial grass has dramatically improved and looks lush and real.
- Native plants are big this year.
- Floating seats or benches sustain the flow of an outdoor area.
- Lighting in the trees, bushes and other sites provide some magic.
- Spare, Scandinavian white decorating means clean and elegant.
- Statement plants with giant leaves are fun and surprising.
- Chameleon plants change color with the temperature.
- Active play spaces combine garden and play features.
- Dwarf shrubs work well in the smaller yards of today.