With the abundance of design innovation out there from a variety of outdoor furniture manufacturers, it’s no wonder that garden furniture trends is its very own fashion. Options are almost limitless when it comes to your outside garden furniture. Whether you’re going for an ultra-sleek design aesthetic for your patio set, or incorporate natural materials that blend into your foliage when you’re picking your luxury garden furniture, we’ve outlined some of the hottest garden furniture trends that you should be keeping an eye on over the next few months.
Accessorise with Creativity
With the ever-growing popularity of DIY projects, eclectic travel, reclaimed materials, and similar cultural endeavours, putting a bit of your own creativity and flair into your decor is a popular garden furniture trend. No longer should one buy a complete set of cushions and blankets with matching lights to add to your patio; instead, try to accessorise your outdoors using your own creativity. Whether that means sewing your own cushions for those who are able to craft, or simply plays out as making your own unique decisions in what combinations of textures, colours, and materials you put together – the key is ‘designed by you’. You don’t have to be the next outdoor design phenomenon, just showing a little creativity that you like in how you accessorise your outdoor furniture will not only make you bang-on trend, but will create a personal and unique space that you truly love.
Find old furnishings, blankets, cushions and lamps that may be hidden in your family garage or loft; you’ll be surprised at the hidden gems that are often lurking away in family storage! Hunt for something you love in the treasure-trove of the attic, and then find a way to incorporate this garden furniture trend into your outdoor furniture set up. Fashionable and personal, this will also create a great talking piece as well as incorporating garden furniture trends into your outdoors!
The industrial design trend has long been a staple in our home interior design, but it is now making its way firmly into our garden design trends, too. The industrial look is all about unfinished, raw materials, with elements of metal and steel offset with knotted woods and exposed screws and brick. The full industrial design is still a bit much for a garden, in LOFA’s opinion, but adding industrial accents to your outdoor dining set can truly make the area pop; we’re seeing more and more of it creeping out into people’s outdoor design layout and it truly makes a beautiful impact.
If you’ve not got some handy burnished-steel tables and chairs lying around, don’t fret – there are simpler ways to bring industrial accents into your outdoor garden furniture. You can easily begin to introduce industrial styles into your garden with something as simple as your outdoor dining set’s silverware. Once you’ve tried a few accent pieces and discovered you love the way it looks, you can broaden out to tables and chairs for your patio.
Outdoor Kitchens and Storage
One of the big outdoor garden furniture trends of 2017 was to make your outdoor area feel like a room – like a true extension of your home. This meant luxury garden sofas, armchairs, coffee tables and more. The natural progression of this is that we are now seeing a rise in popularity of the outdoor kitchen. From elaborate barbecue set ups to stylish serving stations and prep areas, the outdoor kitchen trend is accelerating fast. Along with the outdoor kitchen comes outdoor storage, whether this be drinks cabinets or baskets of blankets, having props easily stored outside enhances that feeling of being inside your home, outside.
Creating the feeling of a kitchen in your garden doesn’t always have to mean going all-out on a barbecue set-up that rivals an AGA cooker. The important element of this garden trend is how convenient it is for you to be cooking outdoors; by having serving stations and drinks coolers, you’ll stop yourself from having to run in and out of the house throughout the day and evening, thereby creating that feeling of having all of the conveniences of your indoor room, outdoors. Having somewhere to not only cook your food, but also prepare it and serve it along with all necessary condiments and drinks will give you your outdoor kitchen feel, in keeping with current garden furniture trends.
If you don’t quite have the space for a full outdoor kitchen set up, take a browse of our barbecue Product Profiles, where you’ll find shapes and sizes to fit all manner of gardens and budgets, from the compact to the enormous.
Pick & Mix
Mixing and matching materials in your home is certainly nothing new, and it’s been growing in popularity for garden furniture over the years too. Whether it’s mixing metal with wood for your outdoor dining set, or having a few unique outdoor armchairs as part of your lawn furniture set, a Pick & Mix style garden furniture set is a big trend at the moment; so much so, garden furniture designers are purposefully releasing outdoor furniture sets that give a good range of options to mix and match from, whether it be the styles of the chairs, the range of fabrics used, the colour scheme, or more. A harmonious ‘Pick & Mix’ is not the easiest of the garden furniture trends to achieve without the space looking unstyled, but when done right it’s an exquisite style for your lawn furniture. Finding outdoor furniture ranges that have mix and match in mind will make this an easy trend to incorporate into your own patio set.
Don’t be shy about buying garden chairs and tables that might not perfectly match your existing garden furniture; this is all about blending in other, unique pieces into your sets. If you’re struggling to make a ‘Pick & Mix’ style feel cohesive, buying matching cushions or blankets to place on your various pieces of outside furniture will tie the pieces together and make them seem harmonious as a group.
Are you considering updating your outdoor garden furniture to match with the latest trends, or simply want to revitalise your outdoors and are looking for garden furniture ideas? Take a browse of our other garden furniture articles and Product Profiles to find your next exquisite garden furniture piece today.