Warm summer days are here and those nice breezy mornings a joy to be out and about. And because I was thinking about summer and the outdoors, I decided to go and talk to one of my favorite Entrepreneurs. Ill not mention names Anyway, for all you landscapers out there today’s post is about entrepreneurs in the outdoor design and styling fields. We want to talk about the fabulous outdoor design trends for this year. The idea is to make consumers think about getting their patio or deck redecorated, remodeled, or updated. But to do that as a local entrepreneur you need to know what those trends are.
It’s time to stop thinking of the modern concrete look and bring in the retro and natural stylish looks. For 2017, the trends are all about natural materials, retro styles and cool or neutral colors.
So let’s go ahead and take a look at 8 top trends you will be seeing for this summer.
- Bring the Indoors Out
Get ready to bring the indoors outside. The biggest trend this year is to experience a seamless transition from the indoor livingroom or sunroom to your outdoor space. Use outdoor rugs, sofas, side tables and throw pillows to make it all seem very inviting. The backyard is now an extension of the indoor space, and you get to decorate it with fun outdoor furniture and decor just as if you were indoors.
- Fun Printed Pillows
A sure way to make the outdoors look more inviting is to add fun colored pillows. Look for bright colors to cozy up your backyard.
- Keep Your Color Palette Cool
Some of the favorite fabric colors this season are soft coastal blues, bisque and ivory. And of course lets not leave out the already trending bambu and jute colors.
- Retro is Back
Forget that ornate outdoor furniture of a few years ago. Now the big trend is RETRO. If you can’t find real retro furnishings, don’t worry! Lot’s of manufacturers are bringing the retro look back in their new furniture designs. Natural, woven styles and even crochet are the hot items. Think 70’s with rattan and wicker inspired pieces.
- Non-Traditional Colors
Although ratan is back, the manufactured materials are stronger and the new off the wall colors of woven furniture is fantastic. Think light blue distressed, or bright blues and oranges.
- Natural Materials
When it comes to outdoor furniture the trend is to go with natural fibers and materials. Wood is hot and teak is a wonderful material used in many of this summer’s outdoor areas. Think of a teak table and chairs that will turn to a weathered gray over time.
- Unexpected Metal Sculptures
So florals are not new, but they are when styled from metal sculptured wall hangings. Hand-painted metal sculptures are a great addition to any outdoor living area.
8. Mosaic is Back
Mosaic tables are back and a huge trend as both dining and accent tables. Brightly colored ceramic and glass are all the rage.