Sydney is a city known for its vibrant culture and stunning architecture. The city is full of residents who have a keen eye for design and like to stay on-trend and this extends to their outdoor living spaces, including verandahs.

Verandahs are a quintessential part of Australian homes and have changed dramatically since the first one was built here over 200 years ago. As we move towards the middle of 2024, several trends are emerging in Sydney verandah design that homeowners are eagerly adopting.

7 top Sydney verandah trends for 2024

  1. Eco-friendly materials

Sustainability continues to be a major focus in home design and verandahs are no exception. In 2024, eco-friendly materials are becoming more popular than ever. Homeowners are opting for sustainably sourced timber, recycled materials and steel. The latter is not apparently eco-friendly, but given its recyclability, modern production processes and in some cases carbon capture technologies, steel shouldn’t be disregarded.

  1. Minimalist Design

The minimalist design trend is making its way to Sydney verandahs. Clean lines, simple shapes and uncluttered spaces are key elements of this trend. The minimalist approach creates a sense of openness and tranquillity, making verandahs feel more spacious and inviting. Neutral colour palettes, with shades of white, grey and beige, dominate the minimalist verandah, providing a timeless look that complements any home style.

  1. Seamless indoor-outdoor transition

One of the most significant trends in verandah design for 2024 is the seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. This trend emphasises a fluid connection between the interior of the home and the verandah. Large sliding or bi-fold doors, continuous flooring materials and consistent design elements help blur the lines between the indoors and outdoors. This design approach enhances the living space and allows for effortless entertaining and relaxation.

  1. Built-In Seating

Built-in seating is becoming a popular feature for verandahs in 2024. Custom-built benches, daybeds and lounge areas not only maximise the use of space but also add a touch of sophistication to the verandah. These built-in options can be designed with storage in mind, offering a practical solution for keeping outdoor cushions, throws and other accessories neatly tucked away. Cushions and pillows in bold patterns and vibrant colours can be used to add a pop of personality to the seating area.

  1. Smart Lighting

Smart lighting is transforming the way we illuminate our verandahs. In 2024, the use of smart lighting systems that can be controlled via smartphone apps or voice commands has increased. These systems allow homeowners to adjust the brightness and colour temperature of their verandah lighting to suit different moods and occasions. From soft, ambient lighting for a cozy evening to bright task lighting for outdoor dining, smart lighting offers versatility and convenience.

  1. Greenery integration

Integrating greenery into verandah design is a trend that continues to grow. Vertical gardens, potted plants and hanging planters are being used to bring a touch of nature to verandahs. This trend not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the space but also promotes a sense of well-being.

  1. Roofing options

Gone are the days when metal or tiled roofs were the only option. Today’s verandahs can include polycarbonate materials that looks like glass, insulated roofs, roofs with louvres that can open and close, and extendable roofs.

Design and build your on-trend Sydney verandah

By incorporating some of these design ideas, you can create a verandah for your Sydney home that is not only on-trend but also a perfect spot to relax and entertain throughout the year. Hopefully these trends offer plenty of inspiration to make your outdoor space truly outstanding.

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Want a new Sydney verandah that’s on-trend? See our thoughts on the top design trends for 2024.
Want a new Sydney verandah that’s on-trend? See our thoughts on the top design trends for 2024.