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6 Home and Outdoor Trends to Look for This Summer

With the entertaining season upon us, it’s time to prepare your home and patio for hosting outdoor soirées or garden parties this summer.

According to Martha Stweart, to help you prepare, Yelp analyzed search data to create its summer home and outdoor trend forecast for 2024. From emerging gardening techniques to home design styles, these are the trends that Yelp expects to take off this summer. Say goodbye to harsh overhead lighting. According to Yelp, more people are gravitating to softer, layered lighting with searches for ambient lighting up 106 percent since last year. “Consider diversifying your lighting sources and their placement throughout a space,” says Tara Lewis, trend expert for Yelp. “Try stylish paper lanterns, globe table lamps, or statement floor lighting. Pair them with soft, warm light bulbs to set the mood.”

Create a spa-level experience at home by implementing some wellness-focused features in your home. Yelp found that searches for plunge tubs, sauna installation, and steam showers have increased dramatically since last year. But updating your bathroom doesn’t mean you need to start planning a renovation of remodel. “Small, simple changes with the help of a handyman can revitalize your bathroom, like installing a new shower head, modern fixtures, or faucets,” says Lewis.

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