Emerging Trends in Patio Furniture

Emerging Trends in Patio Furniture

Patio furniture may have begun as plastic chairs, but there are new options available. Take your patio from a blah outdoor space to a perfect blend of indoor comfort and outdoor living with the newest emerging trends in patio furniture. Now is a better time than any to update your patio and move it into the new decade.

Natural materials

Plastic is out. Get on-trend by updating your patio furniture with pieces made of natural, eco-friendlier materials. Bamboo, wood, rattan, seagrass, and wrought iron are all popular materials that will look perfect on any patio. Don’t be afraid to mix and match materials—eclectic is all the rage in home décor right now.

Neutrals with pops of color

Natural neutrals are the trendiest base colors for patios right now. Natural frames paired with beige or tan cushions are a can’t-miss. Too much neutral can fall flat, though, so try to jazz it up a bit with some bright pillows or throws. Plus, outdoor carpeting is out—but rugs are in. Pick out a nice outdoor rug made of natural materials to add a pop of color or an interesting pattern to brighten up a neutral space.

Indoor/outdoor blend

The indoor/outdoor living trend is taking over this year. People love having indoor comforts even as they enjoy the outdoors. This means fully upholstered outdoor seating is a must for a patio that feels as cozy as a living room. Sofas and daybeds are also popular choices for cozy alternative seating choices. Protect your upholstered outdoor furniture by getting an outdoor twin mattress cover to protect your daybed. Remember to store cushions and to put rain protectors on your plush items when it rains or snows.

Firepits as a focus

Firepits are taking over as the focal points of outdoor living spaces, so center your patio around a firepit. Now that modern firepits with easy on/off switches exist, there’s nothing stopping families across the country from flocking to the trend. Consider getting a firepit that doubles as a coffee table so that you can cover the pit when you’re not using it and continue to have a helpful space on which to set drinks and other items.