If your patio, deck, or balcony has been sporting the same decor for years, it may be time for an update. As with any indoor space, an outdoor space can be stylish, comfortable, and reflective of a home’s unique flavor. Before heading to the furniture store to explore new aesthetic possibilities, consider these 2017 outdoor furniture trends.
- Color Accents
Adding pops of color throughout the space is a sure way to add touches of bold style while pulling together the overall look. For a larger statement, choose a boldly upholstered couch or chair. Balance the prominence of this furniture with smaller details, such as pottery, sprinkled throughout the patio. Especially if the overall color scheme is muted or neutral, placing colorful throw pillows can add a playful touch. Since it is still an outdoor space, however, keep it simple by not overwhelming the space with too many bright tones.
- Modern Mixed In
Following the past several years of hyper-contemporary, minimalist trends, traditional styles are sneaking back in this year. 2017 is all about mixing modern touches, such as wall decor, lights, and pottery, with more traditional furniture pieces. So, if you’re wondering whether your trendy floor lamp can pair with your grandmother’s wicker chair, the answer is yes.
- Your Outdoor Living Room
Plushy couches now have a place on your patio. Stylish, comfortable outdoor furniture can now look similar to your indoor furniture. These patio pieces are simply more durable, upholstered to endure outdoor conditions.
- Mixed Up Styles
Now is the time to mix and match materials. Personalize your space with a variety of colors, finishes and glazes. This year, there is no need for a completely uniform look. Place a metal bench next to a wooden end table, for example. There are no rules here.
- Natural Materials
Styles of the past several years have been a testament to all things industrial and minimal. This year, however, nature is making a comeback. Find creative ways to incorporate natural materials into your deck, balcony or patio. Consider using rocks and wood as your hard materials. Hanging wings and hammocks is also a functional way to create an authentic, outdoorsy feel.
This year’s trends for outdoor spaces are breaking the minimalist rules of the past few years by playing with color and material. Create your ideal look by incorporating your own personal tastes as well. Among homeowners who are revamping their outdoor spaces, over half spend at least six hours there, mostly gardening, relaxing, and entertaining. With your new stylish outdoor furniture, we promise you will never want to come inside.
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