Even though the year has just begun and you are probably wondering when the temperatures are going to rise, it might be the perfect time to think about spring already. As outdoor furniture manufacturers are slowly but surely releasing their new collections, we know that some of you are eagerly awaiting the latest styles. Because we wanted to get some sense of the new color and style trends for 2015, we sat down with one of our top salesmen and talked about the latest trends.
Question: For outdoor furniture in 2015, what are you seeing for colors, patterns, and style trends?
Answer: the fact is that there is a color trend towards greens and blues. It is also becoming more popular than before to contrast neutral colors with brighter colors. The popularity of contemporary and transitional looks is also increasing. It is obvious that customers want something a little different
Question: How important do you think it is for your outdoor space to have a cohesive style throughout?
Answer: Obviously this is up to the personal style and preference of the customer, but it has become more acceptable, even encouraged, to mix and match. Even though this can be a challenge, it is certainly possible. Working with a professional designer is great for most people, because this helps them have an expert eye on what contrasts and what conflicts. Most people will still want to buy from the same collection though.
Question: What about fire pit tables? Are these becoming increasingly popular? Are more and more people opting for these?
Answer: Fire pits are certainly hot…some pun intended. In the last decade, the demand for fire pit tables has steadily increased. The reason that fire pit tables are becoming so popular is because they can be a real focal point for your outdoor area. There is something soothing, comfortable, even therapeutic about sitting together around a warm fire. It just feels natural to be together around a fire pit table.
Question: What about those homeowners who have their outdoor furniture already? Are they able to incorporate some of the new trends/colors for the new year without breaking the bank?
Answer: If you want to spruce up your outdoor furniture and do not want to buy something new, replacement cushions are a great way to make them look like new. Even a decade old patio set can look like new with some new cushions. Alternatively, throw pillows are a great way to have the colors in your outdoor space remain trendy. And if you decide that you like another color better, you simply switch out the pillows.
Question: Anything you want to add in relates to outdoor style tips or trends?
Answer: I do think it is important that people realize that they should look at outdoor furniture as an investment. People often do this for their indoor furniture, but not their outdoor furniture. Remember, your indoor furniture does not have to worry about the elements, but the patio furniture does. If you buy cheaper, low quality now, you may have to replace it in two, maybe three years. Even if you are buying at only 60 percent of the price of a quality set, that still means that you are spending more money than you otherwise would have.