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2018’s Hot Summer Patio Trends

Summer Patio Furniture

Some like it hot! Last year’s hot indoor-outdoor living trend has carried over to this year as the foundation for the shift in patio furniture from practical to indulgent in both form and aesthetic.

Interesting Material Combinations:
Mixing organic materials to create a personalized style is having its moment this year. By mixing wood, metal, and wicker together you have an easy and affordable way to update as many pieces(or even just one) as you desire without it standing out in a negative way.

Plush Seating:
Fully-upholstered outdoor seating provides the comforts of indoor furniture with the durability of outdoor furniture. Look for pieces like sofas and daybeds, and make sure they’re crafted from water-resistant materials that can stand up to the worst that Mother Nature can throw at them. Regardless of their durability, storing cushions and pillows when not in use will extend the life of your furniture.

Big Colors:
With the announcement of Pantone’s Color of the Year being ultra violet, big, bold colors are moving outdoors. As well as big colors, patterns are also trending well this year. Think nature-inspired prints like palm tree leaves, chic floral patterns, Bohemian patterns, and global textile-influenced patterns. These bright colors and bold patterns will pop against the above mentioned organic materials like metal, wood, and wicker, making your furniture appear brighter and more inviting.

Accessorizing From The Inside-Out:
Just by pulling colors and patterns from inside your home and using them in your accessories like rugs, pillows, throw blankets, and accent pieces you will make your outdoor living area feel homier. The flow from inside to out makes the outdoor room feel like a warm and inviting extension of your home.

Large Dining Tables:
With summer in full swing, backyard grill-outs are a great way to bring family and friends together outside. But instead of everyone filling a plate and retreating inside to eat, a large outdoor dining table will keep the party going in the great outdoors. Look for oversized tables that can fit at least your whole family or an entire dinner party.

If you want to update your outdoor furniture or stay up-to-date on the latest outdoor trends, visit us at Outside in Style in Austin, and San Antonio, where our design style experts can always help you find the pieces you need to create your custom backyard escape. From the furniture pieces that will anchor the setting to the accents that will make it stylistically YOU, we have everything you need at Outside in Style.

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