Spring and Summer are right around the corner which means it is time to start thinking about outdoor entertaining. When it comes to outdoor entertaining, you want your backyard to look inviting and pristine. Now is the time to look into either having a patio installed or updating the one you currently have. There are many options to choose from that will fit your style and your needs. The following are the current 2021 patio trends that will make your backyard feel like an oasis and bring out your personality.

Porcelain Tile

Tiles that look like wood and stone can make any patio beautiful. Porcelain exterior tile is even stronger than natural stone; therefore, you will be getting the best of both worlds. It is also less maintenance than natural wood floors. Not only are porcelain tiles stronger and easier to clean, but they are also fade-resistant. By choosing porcelain tile, you are getting all the beauty of natural wood and stone without breaking the bank. Another plus? They are an eco-friendly alternative due to being made from kiln-fired clay.

Composite Decking

Composite decking consists of man-made decking material that is made of equal parts of recycled wood fibers and recycled plastic. It is strong and long-lasting, imitating the beautiful look of natural wood without the maintenance and upkeep. Composite material is a cheaper way to spruce up your patio that takes little time to install and gives you many years of quality use and appeal. Although the upfront cost may be on the higher end, you will get what you pay for over a lifetime of use because it is more inexpensive than maintaining a natural wood patio.

Large-Scale Pavers

Large-scale pavers are becoming very popular in landscape design, especially with homeowners who have a contemporary type of style. These large format tile stones provide a clean, elegant classic look to your backyard, without overwhelming it. Homeowners who choose large-scale pavers tend to also choose a monochromatic color, which allows your outdoor living space to speak for itself without seeming too busy. Large-scale pavers also compliment the beauty of your backyard.

Unique Patterns

While visiting friends and family who have an outdoor living space, you probably have not noticed many with unique outdoor flooring. However, that will be changing in 2021. Homeowners are becoming more daring by creating unique and random patterns in their backyard. For instance, herringbone is usually seen as a classic pattern on the inside of homes. However, many are now extending this chic, timeless pattern to their outdoor living space.


Brick has always been a popular choice in landscape design, and it does not show any signs of slowing down. Brick provides a classic, traditional, and timeless look that is offered in many different colors. It also allows you to install it in a variety of patterns which lets you come up with a unique look that will set you apart from everyone else.

Homeowners are trying to extend the pleasures of the indoors to their backyard in order to increase their time spent outside. They want to recreate the warmth and comfort of the indoors in their outdoor living space. If you are looking to create an outdoor living space or redesign your current space, contact St. Louis Select Landscaping to discuss the many options that are available to you and to choose the one that best suits your needs. We are ready and excited to get started on making your outdoor living space a place you will enjoy for many years to come!