With many beginning to turn their attention to the New Year, outdoor design professionals already have spring and summer 2017 on their mind. Based on the previews held for the trade this summer, there are amazing design possibilities to look forward to in creating the perfect outdoor oasis. Whether your space is compact or sprawling, or your taste level runs from smart to sensational, you can look forward to finding everything you need to up your design game. Here’s a glimpse of five trends to look for in outdoor furniture next spring…..no crystal ball required!
MID-CENTURY MODERN MANIA
Kicked off by the cultural phenomenon of “Mad Men,” the mid-century modern design aesthetic has enjoyed quite the renaissance in recent years. Already popular in indoor settings, this style’s clean lines and geometric shapes have definitely found their way outside as well.
GRAY AS THE NEW BEIGE
As modern styling becomes more mainstream, gray has taken over every part of the home furnishings design spectrum. Even the most traditional of customers have embraced its neutral tones and versatility, and now, outdoor shoppers have the same attractive option.
Perfect for that customer who wants to customize their outdoor options, there will be many deep-seating sectionals that allow you to determine the layout of the finished product. Meeting the market’s demand for this type of versatility is Creighton from OW Lee, a fully customizable sectional group available in sectional pieces with club chair, side table and fire pit complete the look.
CREATING SMALL WONDERS
As urban-dwelling Millennials become a larger force in the marketplace and Boomer retirees downsize to smaller homes and condos, the demand has increased for outdoor furnishings that can work on a tight city balcony or compact condo patio. Proving that small spaces don’t have to sacrifice style. Outdoor designers and consumers alike can look forward to the emergence of furniture with a smaller footprint, as well as conversation areas at counter height perfect for balcony entertaining.
FIRE SPARKS STRONG INTEREST
With their primal appeal and wide range of sizes and styles, fire pits are expected to fuel even greater interest in 2017. Many of the newest products combine the trends of modern styling and smaller scale design to make a fire pit the focal point of outdoor living, and an option for anyone.
So, keep your flip flops handy and with these trends in mind, begin planning your outdoor design space in 2017!