Outdoor trends for 2018

This heat!!!  OMG is it just me?? I’m not copping, either that or am I going through early menopause? The only solution is to stand outside and hope for fresh air but even then, my place has a terrible outdoor area so even though being outdoors is the best option, I’m extremely embarrassed at the state of it.  You know me, I focus on interiors and have that all perfect but the outside is just a bar leaner and bean bag situation currently!  I’m quickly discovering I need to do something with the exterior so this week I’ve done a lot of research into what’s on trend for 2018 The result……..

There’s a heavy underlying theme of sleek, simple and modern finishes. 

Clear and unobstructed views so you can fully take in everything your backyard environment offers.

Warm woods, soft grains and worn looks.  Which means you can now twice about having to repainting or varnishing anything for the next months.

Oversized post legs and comfortable dining sets as we are all starting to transform our patios into extended living spaces

Pieces of furniture that are natural and have kept their joinery exposed.

Casted furniture filled with details!!  The details are called ‘Sling Story Back Designs’ and they are returning with their simple repeated scroll patterns.  The idea of this is that it plays on negative and positive space.

This is my personal fav. Outdoor offices are becoming a thing! People are wanting more of a mobile office and after the freedom of working remotely.

Decking out your front yard.  The backyard has been the star of the show for ages, but 2018 will be the year to give your front porch a little TLC. Add composite decking to your front porch with a small bistro set and some decorative planter pots to create a chic addition to your front yard.

And last but not least, personalized decks. Add flashy solar post caps to create a glowing ambiance, or a gate for additional security. Metal art accessories are also perfect for personalizing our outdoor areas so if your still hunting for that perfect Christmas Gift my friend LISASARAH Designs does some amazing pieces.


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