Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Hottest Patio Furniture Trends for Summer 2017



Hot summer days are already here, and now is a great time to work on your patio or porch if you haven’t already. New outdoor furniture options, as well as appliances and outdoor kitchens, can make any outdoor area as comfortable as the interior.  

Some homeowners are concerned with the fact that the summer has already started and their patio furniture is outdated. But, as the experts at Skylar’s Home and Patio claim, the right time to buy furniture is whenever you are ready.

Cold, streamlined and concrete patios are out this season, as new trends emerged and took the home design world by storm. Natural materials, outdoor living areas and retro design are back in cool, calming colors.

Indoor Layouts Outside

The indoor designs are moving away from your living room and onto your patio! Homeowners are adding outdoor rugs, side tables and lots of furniture outside to transform their patio or porch into a comfortable living outdoor area.

This way, your backyard and patio can become an extension of your indoor living area. You can achieve this look by going for furniture that looks like it was made for the indoors and spice it up with items such as layered blankets and pillows.

Retro Furniture

Ornate plastic and wrought iron furniture are out this seasons, as retro-style furniture is reemerging. Homeowners are going for wooden or woven furniture for its rich texture and retro vibe. The 70’s-style rattan has become a huge trend, both for indoor and outdoor furniture.

Colorful Woven Furniture

While we’re on the subject of woven furniture, even though it has its roots deep in tradition, designers are finding new ways to make these pieces interesting and appealing to a younger generation of homeowners. This gave birth to woven furniture that comes in non-traditional colors like light blue. This pairs well with darker hues common for traditional outdoor furniture and design.

Natural Materials

In line with the previous entries, we’re seeing a lot more of natural materials as opposed to concrete furniture. Wood and other natural materials like teak are ideal for a traditional, rustic patio.

Mosaic Table

Another surprising comeback on the list, mosaic tables are a huge trend both for accent and dining outdoor tables. Keeping in line with the previous items on this list, these vintage tables are made out of glass and natural stone or ceramic.

Bohemian Colors

Deep reds and oranges are a huge patio trend that still holds up this season. These colors go well with the rustic style that’s making comeback as well as natural materials and wooden finishes.

Calming Blue Tones

If you are not a fan of darker, bohemian hues, you can try to bring the seaside into your own yard using calming blues and striking greens instead. This style also works well with traditional furniture, especially woven pieces, but can be made edgier by using colorful pieces like yellow woven furniture.

Experiment with Colors

If neither trend looks appealing or fits your vision, don’t be afraid to experiment with colors, textures and patterns. While this trend is mainly popular with younger homeowners, it will make any old patio look invigorated and new. Don’t hesitate to mix and match vibrant colors like bright orange and turquoise.


10 Most Fastest, Cheapest and Easy Home Decor Ideas

Browsing around for quick home décor ideas that are effortless and go smooth on your budget? These floor-to-ceiling decorating ideas are sure to provide not only visual appeal but will also stimulate your senses the positive way.


1.     Re-purpose Stuff

Look around your house to reuse unused & throwaway stuff in style because old and discarded things, especially are good to experiment with. Old suitcases and trunks may not be in use these days but why hide them away in your attic when they can serve as excellent side tables and ottomans with minor makeovers?

2.     Swap Things

The most convenient way to decorate your space is by inviting hand-me-downs and by exchanging stuff with family and friends. This way you can keep clutter at check and also ensure trash is put to the best use.  

3.     Love Your Floor

Just because rugs lie on your floor, we often forget that rugs add grace not only to your floor but also to the entire room. Perfect rugs especially custom area rugs can perfectly open up your room. With affordable custom rugs conveniently available online, you can be sure to get a perfect rug to suit all your needs.

4.     Dote On Your Wall

Walls are perfect to hold all your home décor dreams from wallpapers to DIY artwork due to the vast expanse of walls that make your home. Let your imagination run wild when it comes to utilizing your wall to the fullest.

5.     Get Crafty

Flaunt your crafty side by using leftover wallpaper to your advantage. With a wee bit of your time you can make use of wallpaper to adorn the insides of shelves and wardrobes. This is the cheapest way to add interesting patterns to plain storage fixtures.

6.     The Magic Potion

Paint is a magic potion that can bring about an instant change in your interiors. Paint a single wall a surprising color to create an accent wall and the best part is, you can finish this project with just one quart paint.

7.     Infuse Freshness

Indoor plants can add a breath of freshness to your home. If these plants are flowering shrubs, you can be sure to add sweet fragrance into your interiors.

8.     Nature's Free Stuff

Nature is its own decorator capable of changing its looks with every season. Why not use nature’s bounty to decorate your interiors? Natural stuff like wood, sea shells, pebbles and dry flowers can add charm even if you use them in their raw form.

9.     Light To Your Advantage

Table lamps, pendant lights and floor lighting are a convenient option to add a soft warmth and fascination to your space. These lighting fixtures work much better than bright overhead lights in your interiors.

10.      Minor Changes Huge Impact

A change in slip-in covers, upholstery, drapes, table covers, cabinet handles and window treatments are a convenient way to change your interior outlook. Get on the mailing list of your favorite store to avail crazy deals on these home improvement stuff.


Author Bio: This article was written by Lubna Ali Khan. She loves interior designing, home décor and DIY projects.