Outdoor furniture, or patio furniture, is a type of furniture specifically designed for outdoor use. While not every family enjoys the luxury of a spacious patio. Outdoor furniture are still relevant as they can be a spark of inspiration for the interior design of your home.
You can transform your plain backyard or porch into a lovely place that is the combination of both aesthetics and comfort. The following five trends are especially popular this year. They are reflected in the Fuorisalone Design Week.
Transitional Spaces – Blending the Indoor and Outdoor
Mixing indoor and outdoor furniture is a trend that started to develop in 2018. It is a growing trend in 2019.
This is accomplished by creating transitional living places that can be utilized year-round. More businesses are using transitional structures like pergolas, shade covers, fire pits and folding walls to expand living areas and decorating outdoor spaces just like indoor spaces like living and dining rooms.
Design – Functionality and Mobility is a Must
When it comes to design, 2019 is all about mobility and functionality. Outdoor furniture designers are creating pieces that can be easily moved. They are sectionals and modular pieces to provide freedom of layout and design to consumers. Add functionality with benches that include storage areas, daybeds and multipurpose pieces.
Materials – Environmentally-Friendly and Durable
Consumers are more eco-conscious than ever before. Manufacturers can win their hearts by using an environmentally-friendly building material. Designers are stepping up to the challenge and providing high-quality furniture pieces manufactured from environmentally-friendly building materials..
A recent survey shows that consumers are willing to spend more money on furnishings that are deemed eco-friendly.
Textures – More to the mix
This is a trend that we started to see growth in 2019. Using a combination of materials in one furniture piece offers different textures and mixing materials provide a unique look and feel.
Sleek and matte textures like metal and wood are popular. Woven textures like that of rope, wicker and jute accents are becoming increasingly popular in furniture design.
Colors – Earthy with Bright Accents
A popular color scheme for 2019 includes earth tones (browns, greys, tans) with accent colors of blues and greens. Metallic colors like gold, silver and bronze are also popular. They reflect modern and industrial themes. Also, white is a popular color used for modern living.
Bright pops of color can be achieved with throw pillows and cushions. Or with a bright colored chair or accent table to add the eye-catching color.
Stay tuned for new articles about tips on choosing outdoor furniture as well as greenery for your patio!