Every season, homeowners throughout Australia spend their time looking out for emerging trends when it comes to their indoor and outdoor living areas. No matter what season it is, there are some hugely popular trends in terms of furniture and accessories that don’t seem to be shifting in 2018, as outdoor furniture shifts from simply amenity to indulgent in terms of form, structure and aesthetics.
Thanks to the indoor-outdoor living trend inclusive of transitional style pieces that work both inside the home and out, 2018 has seen the likes of emerging trends aplenty. The kind of outdoor furniture designed to deliver outdoor sanctuaries that both relax and entertain yourself and your guests.
Here are the outdoor furniture trends that aren’t going anywhere and see how you can incorporate them in to your home.
Colourful and Comfortable Cushions
Since Pantone provides a universal language of colour within the fashion, product, graphic design and lifestyle-oriented industries, their colour of the year is often sought after. Surprisingly their colour of the year for 2018 is a blue-based purple, reminiscent of mystical and spiritual qualities… perfect for the great outdoors. Vivacious colours and patterns add a contemporary look to metallic style seating like the Koton Side Chair. Teamed against a teak industrial style bench or wicker seating areas adds an opulence to your outdoor furniture and is certainly more inviting to guests.
Oversized Dining Tables
Turn your garden into an extension of your home, and simply bring the beauty of the inside, outside. Meal time no longer has to be spent in your kitchen, since outdoor furniture and accessories can add so much warmth to your garden or patio area. Oversized dining tables have taken over from pint sized tables, since they allow for your whole family or entertaining big dinner parties. Enjoy your beautiful dinner outside with a view and opt for an extendable dining table. Options, options.
As the focus moves away from simple functional garden spaces, use eclectic accessories and plants to add character and enhance your outdoor experience. By using pillows, patterned rugs and certain accent pieces in your outdoor area, you’re adding personality and a certain ambiance to your garden. Aiming to open up your home by extending it to the outdoors? We particularly recommend adding a woven, patterned rug to your space if you’re opting for a smaller sized table such as our Tekura Square Table as decorative pieces are one of the biggest trends this year. Bohemian style designs and internationally influenced patterns aren’t going anywhere either.
It’s time to think outside the box. Outdoor fire places, pits and even chimneys are the new ‘it thing’ when it comes to the exterior, interior trends sweeping the homes of Australia. Since they work as spot to bring people together, you can create a cosy environment outside by using your fire element as a focal point. Increase the comfort levels that little bit more with comfortable upholstered seating areas, from loungers to oversized cushioned chairs, choose from water resilient materials ideal for any kind of weather condition. When your cushions and accessories aren’t in use, we recommend storing them in a stylish cushion box to give them the shell life they deserve.