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How to Tell a Story Through - Outdoor Design

June 13, 2023

Donna M. Skolnick

Donna M. Skolnick


Outdoor design has come a long way in recent years. No longer just a space to put a few chairs and a grill, outdoor areas are now seen as an extension of the home and a place to entertain and relax. One of the current trends in outdoor design is the use of storytelling in the design process. This involves creating an outdoor space that tells a story and evokes a certain emotion or feeling. We will explore some of the ways that designers are using storytelling in their outdoor designs, as well as the benefits and challenges of this approach.

One of the most popular ways that designers are using storytelling in their outdoor designs is through the use of themed gardens. Themed gardens are designed to evoke a certain feeling or emotion by using plants, decorations, and other elements to create a specific atmosphere. For example, a Japanese garden may use bamboo, rocks, and water features to create a peaceful and serene environment, while a tropical garden may use palm trees, bright colors, and exotic flowers to create a lively and vibrant space. According to a study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, themed gardens can help to reduce stress and improve mood, making them a popular choice for outdoor spaces that are meant for relaxation and enjoyment.

Another way that designers are using storytelling in outdoor design is through the use of art installations. Art installations are a great way to create a focal point in an outdoor space and can be used to tell a story or convey a message. For example, a sculpture garden may use different sculptures to tell a story about the history or culture of a specific region, while a mural may be used to create a sense of place or to highlight a specific aspect of the surrounding environment. According to a study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, art installations can help to create a sense of place and foster a sense of community in outdoor spaces.

While there are many benefits to using storytelling in outdoor design, there are also some challenges. One of the biggest challenges is finding the right balance between form and function. While it's important to create an outdoor space that tells a story and evokes a certain emotion, it's also important to ensure that the space is functional and practical. For example, while a themed garden may look beautiful, it's important to make sure that the plants are appropriate for the local climate and that the space is easy to maintain.

Storytelling is a popular trend in outdoor design that can be used to create a space that is both beautiful and functional. By using themed gardens, art installations, outdoor furniture, and accessories, designers can create an outdoor space that tells a story and evokes a certain emotion. While there are challenges to using this approach, the benefits are clear, as outdoor spaces that tell a story can help to reduce stress, improve mood, and create a sense of community and identity.

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