The days are getting longer, the nights are staying warmer, and Mother Nature is unfurling her kaleidoscope of colors. The signs of spring are everywhere, making now is the perfect time to reinvigorate your outdoor space with an updated new look.
If you’re wondering how to expand your entertaining options and increase the usable square footage in your home, we’ve put together some top trends for spring 2018.
This year you’ll be seeing indoor styling in outdoor spaces.
Upholstered Furniture: Because of advances in furniture and fabric technology, it’s possible to have fully upholstered furniture outside like the Homecrest Elements Air collection. It’s also nice to combine different kinds of furniture to get a collected look just like you would in your living room.
Rustic Farmhouse: Bring a touch of rustic appeal to your open-air space as outdoor furniture styles for 2018 draw heavily on modern farmhouse trends. Keep an eye out for sofas, seats and accent tables produced using natural materials, including weathered woods or woven rattan. Fabrics with neutral tones like warm grays, tans, and browns add to the look.
Urban Industrial: Mixed-material furnishings are big this year. An edgy mix of raw wood and metallic detailing will make a statement without having to scream for attention. Select cleanly styled pieces that juxtapose live-edge wood with steel, iron, bronze or brass elements. Just like the farmhouse trend, urban industrial pieces feature warm greys and earthy browns. The similarities end there, though, as this trend also brings in bright pops of color, including rust, tangerine and mustard.
Fashionable Flooring: Outdoor spaces are shoe-free zones, but a splinter can really ruin your night. So, after you’ve assessed the shape of your floors, treat them as another design feature. Since the walls and railings will need to match your exterior, paint the floor to give your porch the polish of a room while providing a smooth splinter-free surface and extending the life of your decking. White is a no-brainer that makes rooms look bigger. Stripes or a classic checkerboard pattern are timeless options too. When painted floors get dirty, just paint them again. If you find yourself hesitant to put paint to deck, easy to clean and durable, indoor-outdoor rugs now offer a multitude of patterns and colors that pull together any decor scheme.
The takeaway here is to do what you feel comfortable with and then push it just a bit further.