What are some of the biggest outdoor trends in 2018? Think outside is the new inside. This year it’s really about making your outdoor space function like an interior space for all things fun, relaxing, and entertaining. What does that mean for you? Browse these outdoor trends that may just provide the inspiration needed to spice up your patio this fall.
- Outdoor Rooms
Now more than ever homeowners want their indoor spaces to blend seamlessly with the great outdoors. The goal is to find ways to bring the inside out. Try framing sitting areas with water and mildew-resistant curtains. Anchor furniture with outdoor rugs. Fill tall planters with low-maintenance ornamental grasses to create the illusion of walled space. If you have a covered deck or patio, consider covering the ceiling in raw, untreated wood planks to warm things up.
- Innovative New Fabrics
For years, Sunbrella has been a leader in performance fabrics for indoor & outdoor upholstery, awnings and shade. You can do pretty much anything to it and it bounces right back. But there are other great options out there likes polyester terrycloth, which looks like a towel, but is made for the outdoors. Other great alternatives include indoor-outdoor wovens and performance velvet. Don’t want to spring for new furniture? Consider new cushions or umbrella investment pieces and do your homework to find the material that matches your needs.
- Blue and Green Hues
Deep blues and greens are the name of the game this season. From cushions to umbrellas to tiles, highlight lots of lush and rich hues in your decor. It’s all about outdoor spaces that feel luxurious which you can achieve by mixing neutrals with jewel-toned greens.
Concrete is having a major design moment because it’s cheap, durable, and easy to stain or stamp with funky colors or patterns. This year the cool composite will be everywhere, from benches and tables to planters and fire pits.
- Vertical Gardens
Outdoor space is another one of the biggest outdoor trends right now and it’s at an all-time demand high and homeowners are getting creative with that use of space. Enter vertical gardening, which maximizes available space and affords even small-space dwellers the ability to grow their own herbs and veggies at home.
Add elegance by installing vertical structures such as arbors, arches, pergolas and gazebos. This will add ambiance and provide a sense of height and depth to an otherwise small space.