Trend Forward Outdoor Furniture

August 6, 2018

Optimizing luxury home décor in So Cal means paying just as much attention to outdoor spaces as you do to the great room and master suite. From a glass of red wine on the verandah to sharing your morning coffee with the sunrise, California living often takes place on the other side of the slider.

An idyllic patio or terrace is as comfy as it is stylish. A subtle blend of functionality and panache.

Here’s how to jump on the train for the hottest outdoor furniture trends for 2018.

Outside Influence from the Unlikeliest of Places

Visions of Sweden, Norway or Finland don’t generally conjure up ideas of sunny weather and fun in the sun – but don’t tell that to your designer.

Scandinavian themed outdoor furniture is a rising star due to its chic minimalist design. Appease the senses without sacrificing comfort.

While headquartered in Texas and not Lapland, the collections at Sutherland Furniture exemplify the principles of Scandi style. For durability, Sutherland’s build quality can’t be beat. Pieces are designed to endure, even along the salty coastline.

Bring the Inside Out

This English Garden Cushion Set from LuxeDecor exemplifies the current trend of choosing living room quality furnishing to enhance your outdoor experience.

Who wouldn’t prefer to lounge around in a fully upholstered sofa versus a rigid wicker chair dressed up with a tie-on cushion?

If you spend more evenings al fresco than you do in the family room, make sure your outdoor furnishings reflect this fact.

Take it Back – Way Back

Retro patio furniture is nouveau chic in a big way, particularly if your home has both a formal and informal outdoor salon.

Bright, pastel color from the 1950s with white metal frames. Just be sure to leave the gaudy flower designs in the past.

Care for your Toes

A deluxe outdoor living space ought to be shoe-free zone. Laying down an indoor/outdoor rug from Sky Iris is a great way to keep your bare feet cozy when hanging out on the balcony.

An Evening by the Flames

While it may not “officially” count as furniture, luxury fire pits are hotter than ever – no pun intended.

If you thought that all fire pits were created equally, take a few minutes to pore over the fascinating and creative designs at Frontgate.

As a bonus, check out the incredibly modern ceiling fans sold by Haiku. Sometimes the accessories are just as important as your primary components.

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