With the new year having arrived with all the fanfare as last year, we want to show you how to shake off the old and dive into the new for 2018! We’ve put together four of the most compelling trends to give you a taste of what’s to come.
Interior-Worthy Outdoor Furniture
The easiest and most visually stunning way to creating your perfect outdoor oasis is by furnishing it with stylish and attractive furniture. No one can relax and enjoy themselves if they’re constantly afraid that the old, shoddy looking deck chairs are going to crumble under them at any moment. Luckily, there are a plethora of options available to catch the attention of anyone’s style. With the advancements in materials and fabrics, you can have a fully-upholstered outdoor collection that looks as if it belongs in your living room.
When you step out of your home and into your backyard you should be welcomed by bright bold colors that pop against a background of natural green hues. If your yard, or personal taste, doesn’t pair well with such a vivid loveseat, consider navies, browns, or charcoals as neutrals, but lighten the palette with contrasting, patterned pillows. Just like an indoor sofa, you’ll want to layer on two pairs of matching patterned pillows in complementary prints.
Timber will always be popular as a flooring option. It can fit into any design aesthetic and can be left to weather and silver or kept vibrant and fresh depending on taste and available time for maintenance. You should treat your floors as a design feature. Your walls and railings will match your exterior, but that doesn’t mean you can’t turn your floor into an accent piece by painting it. A classic checkerboard pattern or subtle stripes are timeless options that add your personal style without being overbearing. White is always a great choice as it makes the space look substantially bigger.
If you’re lugging out a box fan every summer, it’s time to consider adding a modern ceiling fan to your little piece of paradise. Ceiling fans have come a long way in recent years with companies offering a wide variety of design styles and impressive technologies from all wood fans to industrial styled air movers that will keep you, and your neighbor, sitting pretty in even the most stifling of summer days.