Modern Outdoor Space

Outdoor Furniture Trends We Love for 2015

Outdoor furnishings have come a long way since the days of folding chairs and plastic tables. These days, more and more homeowners are converting their decks, yards and patios into warm inviting spaces to relax, entertain and cook. The outdoor area has become an extension of the home. The options for more stylish patio furniture designs are endless and most all of them are made of all-weather materials. Here are just a few of the outdoor furniture trends we love for 2015!

Built-In Features

Permanent outdoor fireplaces, high-end gas pits and grills are a big trend this year more than ever. You can easily run a gas line from the house to these stationary fixtures to make them easier than ever to use. Another trend this year is the outdoor home theater system. Enjoy a delicious meal while listening to your favorite tunes or watch the game outdoor in a comfortable and stylish outdoor setting. Gather family and friends outside and enjoy!

Designer outdoor kitchen space
Image courtesy of Brown Jordan

Bold Patterns and Mixed Finishes

Designer outdoor furniture
Photo courtesy or Janus et Cie

Outdoor furniture is following in the footsteps of interior design by ramping up its patterns and finishes. Don’t feel like all your patters outside have to match. They don’t! Just be sure they don’t clash. Big in 2015: Marble, Oriental blue and white, birds and peacocks are all popular print choices. For finishes, consider acrylic, brass, stainless gold leaf, antique mirror and brass, as they are all big trends this year.

Bringing the Inside Outdoors

It is quickly becoming hard to distinguish between standard indoor furniture and patio furniture. But not to worry, 2015 outdoor furniture is made to withstand the elements. Items such as wing-back and wicker furniture are trending but the idea is to have your outside space feel like your living room.

The Barcelona collection by Summer Classics features upholstered side and back panels in Sunbrella Suntan Textilene fabric.

Fancy outdoor living room space with furniture

Fire it Up

Talk about a conversation starter! Combining the warmth of modern fire pits with the trendy patterns and finishes creates a space where everyone wants to sit and have good conversation. Fire tables are a big trend for 2015. Check out this incredible one by Paloform:

Modern home with outdoor living space and fireplace

Dining Outside

Al fresco dining is spectacular in areas such as California and Hawaii. Stunning sunsets and warm nights make it ideal to enjoy your dinner outdoors. With outdoor dining tables getting larger to accommodate bigger crowds, and multiple seating options such as bar seating and sectionals, its no wonder eating outdoors is such a big trend!

Large deluxe outdoor dining table with pendant lights and chairs

If you love the ideas in this blog you might also want to read, “Accent Pillows for Spring and Summer.” 


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