As we head into Summer, we can’t help but get excited for taking advantage of warmer weather – kids get excited to be free of homework and look forward to longer days, fireflies and the traditional neighborhood kids games; while adults look forward to grilling out, getting the yard and garden in shape and pretty much extending the living space from the house, into the backyard. And we’re here to bring to light 3 top trends you won’t want to miss for the Summer of 2019.
Backyard fires are not a novel idea—most everyone has childhood memories of roasting marshmallows or hot dogs around a bonfire, but modern designs have transformed a traditionally uproarious centerpiece into something more subdued and aesthetic.
What is fantastic about an outdoor fire these days is you don’t have to live in the country to enjoy its essence. Depending on your outdoor space and preference, homeowners can enjoy designs including your classic fire pit, fire tables, table top fires, burners and more.
Not only are backyard fires visually appealing, they also offer warmth on those cooler Summer nights and can extend your outdoor season longer.
Gone are the days of everything matching. Eclectic looks have been on the rise for years now and what is great about this particular look is it doesn’t go out of style, it can be very practical and doesn’t have to break the budget to incorporate it.
Mixing old with new, using a variety of prints and differing textures breaks away from a “matchy” look and gives great definition to an outdoor space. Try mixing antiques with modern pieces; stripes with solid and funky patterns on fabric items like pillows, cushions and rugs; and wicker with wrought iron and wood finishes for your furniture. All of this combined with small accents, plants and decorative art will make it a one-of-a-kind space. Your space.
It’s no secret good lighting creates a special kind of ambiance and can even take an experience to the next level. Particularly outdoors, lighting transforms an evening feel on a patio from stark or shadowy, to glowing and lively.
There are many options to choose from when it comes to outdoor lighting and the great thing, there is something for every style of outdoor space. Outdoor lighting can be endless and include string lights, tree accent lighting, wall fixtures, lamp posts, torches and lanterns.
Bistro string lighting is a great option for both large and small outdoor spaces, they give a European cafe vibe- large bulbs give a modern feel, while smaller Edison style bulbs give a vintage feel. It truly depends on what you use your outdoor space for and what level of lighting is a good fit for you – do you want to light up the backyard like the 4th of July, keep it low key for chill Summer nights, or somewhere in between for relaxed entertaining?
Whatever the reason or look you are trying to achieve, these three trends are sure to impress guests and allow you to truly enjoy your outdoor living space this Summer.
Whether you are looking for a full outdoor space makeover, looking to add to current pieces or fill in with accessories, let us assist you in the process with long lasting and flattering furniture sure to suit your decorative taste and outdoor living space. Get a look you love this Summer, call our professionals at (919) 789-8444 or stop by our showroom at 8921 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh today!