Outdoor Furniture Trends

The winter months are an ideal time to update outdoor spaces. Pending the arrival of warmer months, evaluating how an outdoor space is being utilized, and additional needs it could serve should be on this month’s to-do list. Maximizing outdoor spaces is becoming common as households are staying in more often. When thinking about outdoor living, consider these trends.

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Outdoor Furniture

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Today, homeowners realize they can maximize their space by creating outdoor areas that reflect the home’s interior. The trend for outdoor furniture is for it to resemble the most luxurious interior pieces while being flexible to serve multiple purposes.

For solo enjoyment, consider suspended furniture, such as hammocks or even hanging beds. Outdoor swings no longer have to resemble the traditional porch swing. A boho globe or modern hanging chair can rock anyone into blissful slumber.

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Sofas and chairs that look like they belong indoors and create generous seating areas are vital to creating outdoor spaces. This trend serves modern sectionals for large gatherings or sofa and chair combinations for more intimate functions. When addressing expansive outdoor spaces, furniture collections should be considered. Although the pieces may be spread across a lawn, patio, deck, and dock, their cohesive look will create a polished backyard. The Flat Collection, designed by Mario Ruiz, showcases streamlined pieces that address any outdoor living need.

Outdoor Umbrellas

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When it comes to poolside furniture trends, outdoor umbrellas are always evolving. Not only do they serve a functional purpose, but they can define a space or create an entirely new area. Luxury umbrellas and patio shades come with a variety of innovative options in multiple styles and colors. They can range from small round parasols to large patio umbrellas or pavilions with adjustable canopies.

Unobstructed views and expansive entertaining space are why cantilever umbrellas are trending. These offset umbrellas have hanging canopies and feature arms or frames positioned to the side. This configuration enables cantilever patio umbrellas to provide sun protection for a large area without a center stand obscuring the floor space underneath.

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Multiple zones, such as entertaining and relaxation, allow for anyone’s needs to be met on a whim in a single space. The on-trend modern gazebos and canopies provide options while offering large free standing sun shades that provide maximum protection for patio furniture sets or give more privacy for relaxing. Modern materials used to create ceilings and curtains are made from UV-resistant textiles, which shield individuals from the sun above and the side. Inviting covered outdoor day beds allow for more than an area to lounge but can provide a break from the sun’s rays. Another trend is umbrellas, canopies, and gazebos having modern LED lights built-in or light adapters.

Explore These Outdoor Furniture Trends

When thinking about outdoor living, functionality is the first thing homeowners should address. Creating multiple areas to address specific needs will keep homeowners and guests wanting to spend time outside. Today’s trends allow any backyard to resemble a luxurious indoor living space.

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Are you looking for additional outdoor inspiration? Read our blog on fire features, cabanas, and pool houses.

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