Outdoor Trends | General

With spring in the air and summer just around the corner, you may have some thoughts on how to give your outdoor area a makeover to enjoy family get-togethers and evenings lounging outside.  Today we look at how to use outdoor furniture, to give it the look and feel you’re after, modern or more of a holiday vibe?


When looking for outdoor furniture it is important to consider its durability and functionality, if you prefer small gatherings then you can choose pieces that can seat fewer people, however if you have a large family a two-seat couch won’t do you much good. Because these pieces live outside the material you go for is important and investing in good covers will help the long-term durability.


Black or white (light or dark) that is the question? If you are wanting a more Mediterranean look and feel then you should go with lighter furniture, and chairs made from rattan and wicker. However, these last longer in covered outdoor areas rather than left out in the sun 24/7. This says holiday vibes all over – and even more so if you go with a day bed around the pool – a staycation never sounded this good!


People say you can’t go wrong with black and even more fitting for an elegant feel to an outdoor area. Black is good for practical reasons as well, such as avoiding marks and stains. An outdoor space with a bit of greenery around with give your outdoor area a modern look and feel.


If your area is largely uncovered it is a good idea to invest in some umbrellas – it will also make the outdoor area feel more relaxed and summery. Layer your furniture with throws and cushions to make it feel homely.


It’s all about durability and that comes down to the type of material the furniture is made up of. So what should you go for? Aluminum and timber furniture is very durable and will be able to withstand the elements of our climate. It is also important to treat the furniture especially if you go with wood. It is important to speak to the sales person and tell them what ideas you have in mind and where you are going to place the furniture – covered or uncovered – so they can help you choose the best options.


Have a happy summer and love where you live.