landscaping design

2018 Landscaping Design Trends

Can you believe 2017 is almost over?  It seemed like just yesterday we were ringing in the New Year.    But as sad as it is to see another year gone by, we can look forward to an exciting twelve months when it comes to landscaping trends and designs.

Here’s what landscaping trends you can expect to see in 2018:


– In the Chicagoland, we often find ourselves stuck indoors for much of the late fall and winter months.  Homeowners will be looking to bring more of the outdoors inside with a trend called Interiorscapes.  Going beyond the typical houseplants, interior courtyards, exquisite container gardens and large greenery wallscapes will be joining us in the interior of the home.

Upgraded Exterior Lighting

– Standard flood and landscape lighting will be replaced this year with a more custom appeal. Homeowners will be looking to create more drama with their lighting incorporating hanging lanterns, up-lighting and more.  LEDs will also continue to become the preferred choice when it comes to our lighting needs.


– Have you ever heard of color-blocking?  Typically found in the fashion industry, color-blocking includes pairing hues on the opposite end of the color wheel together to create interesting designs.  This “look” will now be popular when it comes to flower placement too!

Rustic Chic

– The farmhouse design style will still be a sweeping trend for the coming year.  A more rustic look to your outdoor spaces will represent this design look outdoors.  Think wooden patio furniture, metal accents and lots of greenery.

Don’t wait for the New Year to start thinking about what you’ll be doing next year in your own backyard.  The time to start considering your 2018 landscaping design is now.  And Martin John Landscaping can help! We have been the North Shore area’s preferred partner for lawn maintenance, custom landscape design and more since 2001.  Contact us today to beginning planning your own outdoor (or indoor) oasis.