How to decorate a deck, porch and patio with style and comfort? We’ll tell you the latest terrace and patio trends for 2025.
In a private home, the terrace and patio become a center of attraction, especially in the warmer months. What better way to recover from the midday heat in the cool shade of fresh air? This year, the main trend in the design of this type of space is home comfort and timeless design. The terrace becomes a harmonious continuation of the interior of the house.
On the street, at home
The boundary between inside and outside tends to disappear or becomes barely visible. Modern garden furniture is increasingly becoming home furniture, but at the same time it is very durable. In the area attached to the house, the designers see an additional living element. A terrace, porch or patio is the first thing guests see when they visit the home. For this reason, it is worth adding home decor elements to the street zone space that connect the exterior with the interior of the house. This can be done with the same furniture or accessories that exist both outside and inside the house.
In 2025, boho style will be back in style. The designers propose to decorate the terraces in the style of nomadic houses, using lots of pillows, colorful prints, oriental accessories, various furniture and wooden decoration. More than ever, outdoor furniture strives to disorientate with colors and textures inspired by distant lands. The play of contrasts is encouraged when the hard fabrics of the chairs are combined with soft cushions and blankets. The palette is dominated by earth and sea tones: brown, pink, coral, green, blue, terracotta.
Now a few chairs, table and chairs on the terrace are not enough. It’s time to complement them with stylish decorative items, as is the case in the interior of a house. There shouldn’t be many. Designers urge to pay attention to spectacular accessories: exquisite tables on a pedestal, unusual chandeliers, vases, trays on a stand, sets of bright napkins, designer lampshades, wicker baskets, garlands with colored lamps.
Raw and noble materials
The garden remains a space where a person can come into contact with various natural textures, in contrast to the sophisticated interior of the house. Why not use this opportunity when designing the terrace as a transition zone between the house and the garden? You can vary the texture of your patio or terrace floor by alternating a series of stones or pebbles and ceramics between tiles. This floor will contrast well with the floor. Stone and wood are a classic combination for outdoor decoration: the former adds luxury and style to your patio decoration, while wood adds a warm touch. An easier option is to choose tiles that mimic unusual combinations of materials.
Relax at altitude
Hanging swings made of wicker in the shape of a cocoon or pavilion have become a real hit this year. They look stylish both in the country and in the apartment. They give the terrace a bohemian and relaxed atmosphere. For comfort, you need to complement the swing with soft pillows and a blanket. An alternative to a lounge chair is a hammock in the corner of the patio.
Installing a curb or “frame” along the patio area is not relevant in 2025. Now the edges can be left clean and flow smoothly into the garden. This style is aesthetically pleasing and gives the patio a unique charm. It’s also a handy way to hide the ends of boards for a cleaner finish. Instead of curbs and railings, you can create zones with a color stripe darker than the main floor surface. Contrasting yet complementary tones appear unusual and spectacular.
Less is more
Another fashionable trend in the design of connected areas in 2025 is minimalism. Sleek silhouettes, functional materials and a muted color palette are important elements of a modern patio design. Simply shaped accessories made from natural materials complement the minimalist space.
Terraces and patios are often decorated with potted plants. It is practical and beautiful. In tall, narrow containers you can plant not only flowers and ornamental grasses, but also berries, edible vegetables and even mini fruit trees. Herb and vegetarian mini gardens are becoming increasingly popular. They are placed on the balconies of the city and on the terraces of the country. The scent of fruit and greenery noticeably enlivens the terrace area and delights the guests.
Designs inspired by the classics of the past, combining traditional craftsmanship with fashionable modern materials, are relevant in 2025. They look harmonious both in a wooden house, a terrace and in an apartment or balcony. Linen and brass, once intended exclusively for indoor use, are now being boldly used outdoors. Handmade elements and exquisite details are welcome in the decoration of the terrace: fringes, fabrics, lace.
Recently, the photo in farmhouse furniture catalogs has seen a smooth transition from standard products to lower-slung, deep-seated products designed specifically for the relaxed atmosphere of decks, porches and patios. Low sofas, armchairs, beanbags, tables and chairs are perfect for a long and relaxed outdoor party. You will look even more comfortable and elegant with soft pillows and textiles with different textures.
In 2025, you don’t have to be afraid to mix materials and styles. Unexpected and exciting combinations are in trend: wood, jute, metal, stone, straw, etc. An outdoor sofa or bench that combines a powder-coated metal frame and details made of rope and decorative stones looks contemporary and bold. Aged designer pieces meet modern materials such as laminate, steel or copper.
If you want privacy in the style of an oriental tent, curtains can be installed on the roof of the terrace. This year, designers suggest not skimping on soft and airy fabrics with a durable and practical composition. They create an atmosphere of comfort and glamor in the open air. With them, the terrace is closed from prying eyes, but at the same time it doesn’t lose any space or air.
Ladder on the floor
This year, if the patio floor is to be repaired, it is important to replace it with large slabs or wide wooden boards. This gives the floor a modern, more natural look without many seams or cracks. Reclaimed stone slabs, large-format floor coverings and wooden floorboards in combination with PVC are very trendy.
Smart light plays an important role in modern design. It is compared to a piece of furniture and offers an additional element of style. In 2025, lighting in open spaces will be fully integrated into the furniture, creating interesting lighting scenarios. Smart lighting solutions have now found their way into terraces, patios and gardens. These can be spotlights that are mounted directly on the floor, on paths or stairs, smart lamps with different lighting and illuminance or street lights with touch sensors.