2018 Outdoor Decorating Trends

 

With warm weather just around the corner, consider what you plan to do with your outdoor entertainment areas. After a long blistery winter, it is time to prep your outdoor entertainment area for a busy spring and summer season filled with folks who never get tired of soaking in the sun. This year, as for design trends, you will want to emphasize natural tones, cool relaxing colors, retro styles and inviting accessories. Additionally, for larger design ideas, consider the following.

Small gardens

As the trend for eating natural, organic, locally-grown fruits and vegetable gains popularity, having a garden onsite can maximize business in two ways: it can serve as a focal area for seating space to surround it and the fruit and vegetables grown can be used in your business. Essentially, a garden can be a multi-purpose feature. Patio furniture from National Outdoor Furniture like bar tables, umbrellas, resin table and Grosfillex chairs can create a cozy ambiance that attracts customers for afternoon coffee, tea or reading their favorite book.

Alfresco dining space

If your business has unused outdoor space, consider an easy revitalization project that can transform it into an inviting alfresco dining space that is sure to experience high traffic throughout the spring, summer and fall months. Because this is an outdoor dining area, you can get away with using informal furnishings which can add to that relaxing vibe you want to achieve. For example, picnic tables and park benches from National Outdoor Furniture may be just what you need. Adding contrasting furniture like bar tables and stools into the mix can be perfect for accommodating the happy hour crowd.

Indoor Accessories

There is no better way to add comfort and coziness to outdoor entertainment space then to add indoor accessories like throw pillows, rugs, ottomans and throws. A trend this year is bringing indoor décor to outdoor spaces. Potted plants or flowers that are typically found indoors like orchids and roses can be strategically placed throughout your outdoor seating areas.

Find throw pillows with a cool yet exciting pattern to place on your outdoor benches and chairs. Pair those with a plush throw that comes in a warm color scheme. Add ottomans in contrasting colors. Ottomans can also be used as additional seating space to maximize capacity. Lastly, consider topping your end tables with a variety of books and candles or lanterns to further expand the indoor décor theme.