4 Hot Trends for Summer
Summer is in full swing and the Fourth of July is right around the corner! These are the playoffs of barbecue season. Do your cushions look a little shabby? Maybe those white plastic chairs have seen better days. It has been shown time and time again that paying a little extra is worth what you get in quality. Teak furniture, for example, when properly restored and maintained, can last for generations.
OK, so you’ve decided to get some new patio furniture. What’s big right now? Here’s your one-stop shop for Summer 2015 Entertaining trends.
Stripes and Quatrefoil prints
Big, bold stripes and prints are in this year. Alternate thick stripes with ivory, or pair a dusky quatrefoil print with a white background. The emphasis this season is on simple design and letting the piece do the talking.
Blues and neutrals
The go-to colors this season are blues and neutrals. Muted colors are the way to go, giving stuffed pieces a somewhat weathered look. Pair your blue or beige cushions with a sofa or armchair for an inviting patio getaway.
Fire pits and tables
No longer just for camping trips, having a group of friends around the fire is a growing trend in backyard entertaining. A growing trend in the backyard fire pit movement is the fire table, featuring a small fire pit surrounded by a counter of fire-resistant material around the outside.
In the past, patio furniture has stuck to one material at a time, be it wicker, cast iron, wrought iron, or teak. This season, we are finding that furniture designers are finding beauty in the mixing of different elements. Wrought iron, sling and teak or wicker furniture with teak accents make for unique and striking designs.
Entertaining on your patio is no longer just a case of going outside on the deck. Enjoy your deck with friends and family on your beautiful, new patio furniture. Enjoy a fire in your new fire table while lounging on your comfortable and stylish furniture. Happy Entertaining!