We know that 2020 still feels like quite a way away, but that doesn’t mean that we cannot talk about the outdoor living evolution that we are seeing before our very eyes. These are a few of the trends that we know you are going to see next year, thus allowing you to be one of the trendsetters!
Accessorize the outside
Most people are no longer going to be happy with just the traditional garden sofa or their armchair, they want to accessorize the outside and give it the attention that it deserves. We are seeing people decorate their outdoor patio area the same way that they would with their living room. Consider rivets, trays, dessert sets, or more. You can see outdoor rugs and poufs making their way outside.
The goal behind this trend is simple: to make the outdoor area feel like a more personal space. To embody it with design, a personal note.
Treating it like a real room in the house
We are seeing the border between the exterior and the interior fade away. You can see entire terraces being installed in the living room extension. People are starting to consider the outdoor area as an extended part of the house rather than a completely ‘separate’ area.
Because guests are often going to see this when they first arrive, we see that people are more inclined to invest in quality furniture, to ensure that the outdoor areas match with what people can see inside. This blurring line between inside and outside makes decoration your outdoor patio fun.
Set out for maximum comfort
Because of the blending between the outdoor and the indoor we are seeing that comfort is becoming more important. Previously you might have spent a few short hours outside, and eventually moved back inside when it was time to eat or watch television.
Because we are spending more time outdoors if the weather permits, you are going to see more flexibility in our outdoor seating. Sofas that have generous cutouts or furniture with large cushions for extra comfort.
Outdoor offers an escape
One of the great things about the outdoors is that it can inspire us, using textures and colors that may find their inspiration in distant lands. We also see that the outdoor area is reverting back to the Scandinavian trend that was popular just a few short years ago – more wooden structures for sofa ends or seating options.
When it comes to colors, we see that terracotta, coral, roses and browns are becoming increasingly popular. These are the same shades that the sun might provide us throughout the day. A natural palette in our outdoor area that is infused in atmosphere.