Our outdoor spaces have started to mirror our indoor environments, even more, this year and you will often hear homeowners refer to their patio or deck as their second living room. Comfort takes precedence and is one of the most popular trends in outdoor furniture this season. From oversized pillows and cushions to full upholstered pieces designed in soft, durable outdoor fabrics made to withstand the harshest of elements, people want to relax and feel comfortable while enjoying their time outdoors.
Although bright colors and fun patterns will continue to be a favorite choice for many, darker hues are now making their way outdoors. Deep purples and violets add a touch of sophistication while various shades of coastal and ocean blues are reminiscent of your last trip to the beach. Charcoal greys and blacks will also be very popular this year. If you choose these bolder colors for your main pieces, make sure to lighten things up a bit by contrasting them with lighter colored throw pillows and accessories.
Fire options are also prominent this year. You will definitely notice more diverse outdoor fire pit and fireplace designs available. Custom built fireplaces are stunning, but also permanent and many homeowners are opting for versatile and mobile fire pits. In addition to the classic round fire pits, you will notice more square and angular options available this year. And if you decide to make your fire pit mobile so you have the ability to move it from one location to another with ease, simply add casters to the bottom of it.
Outdoor areas are often shoe-free zones so make sure you give your outdoor flooring the attention your feet deserve. Options range from fashionable outdoor floor tiles to outdoor area rugs or even a fresh coat of paint.
Remote work environments are allowing people more freedom to work from home and many prefer to do so outside while soaking up the sun. Outdoor office spaces are on the rise and many outdoor furniture manufacturers are making their products tech-friendly and USB adaptable.
And finally, you will want to pick up some accessories that make your outdoor space complete such as outdoor lighting, candle holders, ceiling fans, throw pillows, along with ottomans and small stools that will also double as an additional table or seating options and are easy to tuck away when not in use.
For all of your sunroom, patio and outdoor furniture needs, visit the showrooms inside Hickory Furniture Mart where you will find a diverse selection of outdoor weathered products to enhance your outdoor space at home or at work.