Keeping up with the latest trends in home decor shouldn’t stop indoors. You outdoor living space deserves a trendy makeover as well. From colors and materials to shapes and patterns, we’ve got 5 hot patio trends that will keep your home current, both indoors and out.
Retro Furniture Materials
Move over Golden Girls wicker, bamboo and rattan are making a comeback. Boho-chic is digging deep into the archives and bringing back retro materials and shapes. From cool pod swings to modern papasan chairs, the 70s are back in a big way! If it looks natural, then it looks good!
From kettle-cooked potato chips to macro-brews, artisanal is taking over. But it’s not just with our food, it’s with our homes too. What does this mean? It means finding one great handmade piece, or better yet having one commissioned by a local furniture maker, carpenter or artist. This could be a custom made dining table, conversation table, fire pit, etc. You get one great unique item, then use more traditional items around it.
Stripes with paisley? Geometric patterns with floral? Animal print with herringbone? Aztec with plaid? Polka dots with chevron? That’s right folks! The more you think it doesn’t work, the more boho-chic it is. We’re not just talking mixing “clashing” patterns either, we’re talking mixing cultures. A little Moroccan here a little Mexican there. A little SE Asian here a little Peruvian there. Just make sure the patterns have a color bringing them together and a nice solid balancing them out.
Bold and Bright Colors
We not working on a 2 or 3 color palette anymore, folks. When it comes to colors, think the more the merrier. Bold and bright colors are all the rage right now, and we want as many as possible, in as many places as possible. Throw caution to the wind – candles, lanterns, umbrellas, cushions, rugs, throw pillows, etc. Bright! Fun! Fantastic!
What can be more eco-friendly than finding a new purpose for an old item? Repurposing isn’t just good for the environment, it’s incredibly in style right now. Take your old boots and plant succulents in them. Take an old bike, spray-paint it a monochromatic pastel color and plant some ivy in its basket. Paint an old dresser some fresh and funky colors and plant different herbs in each partially pulled out drawer. You can repurpose as big or as small as you want.
From turning your old junk into new treasure to adding all kinds of patterns and colors to your patio, we hope you try at least one of these top patio trends out this season. All of these patio trends are really all about making your patio unique and absolutely “yours”. Be bold! Be courageous! Make your neighbors jealous!