As we move from summer to fall, it’s important to take advantage of the days and nights we can spend outside. Making a few patio upgrades ensures you make the best out of the warmer months, even if it gets a little chilly when the sun goes down. It’s not too late to hop on this year’s patio trends. These are the 5 patio trends to take on now that will last into 2020.
- Great Lighting
Every patio needs great lighting, especially if you’re planning to do lots of entertaining. Lighting can make or break a space, and since you’ll be hanging on your patio after dark, you want to make sure your lighting is top notch. Whether you choose to install lights in your patio, choose outdoor floor lamps, or go more whimsical with string lights, great lighting is a major part of any patio. Make sure to use LED lights to make your patio as energy efficient as possible.
- Multipurpose Furniture
Just like updating your living room with pieces that do double-duty, multipurpose patio furniture is one of the biggest trends right now. These pieces are especially ideal if you don’t have a ton of space, but it doesn’t mean you can’t use them with a big patio as well. Multipurpose furniture allows you to store cushions in seating when the weather gets bad or have a cabinet that also serves as a buffet table. Extendable tables are also ideal to fold out when you have company and fold back in to save space when you aren’t hosting.
Colourful patios are in. Say goodbye to neutral patio furniture and hello to vibrant hues that give personality and character to your space. Think: Decorative throw pillows, a patterned area rug, and coloured wicker coffee tables. Most patio furniture brands are offering a myriad of textiles in all different patterns, textures and shades. Mix bold colour with neutrals for the ultimate outdoor living space.
- Mixed Materials
Mixed material patio furniture is a trend that shows no signs of slowing down. A variety of materials gives dimension and warmth to your space, making it cozy and inviting. Teak, wicker, cast iron and aluminum furniture are in right now and they all work to complement each other. You’ll see combinations like wicker furniture with a cast aluminum frame and cast iron with sling fabrics. These pieces are a unique way to make a statement with your patio and elevate your decor to the next level.
- Outdoor Accessories
Outdoor accessories like planters, side tables and bar carts keep your patio looking fresh and thoughtful. It’s one thing to deck out your patio with furniture, but it’s another to make it feel like home with accessories that illuminate your personality and style. The addition of a gorgeous area rug under a patio couch set, or plant pots that hold your favourite flowers go a long way in making your patio a complete stand out.
Ready to make a few patio upgrades? Make these changes now and they’ll last well through 2020!