Each year, outdoor furniture trends change in color, preferred materials, design, and desired functionality. Even though minimalism appears to still be a trend carrying into the new year, we’ve noticed a few old trends returning and new styles popping up. Looking at the current market, these styles and products are projected to catch the public eye in 2023.
Sustainable and Natural Products
Sustainably-sourced materials gaining popularity may result in a shift in the industry instead of just being a trend. Most people have grown to appreciate eco-friendly products from local or trusted businesses compared to cheaply mass-produced furniture and decor. Wood will likely continue to be the most popular eco-friendly option, but bamboo, rattan, and poly furniture have begun to rise over the past few years.
Bamboo and rattan are lightweight and look both airy and earthy in an outdoor space. Potted and dried plants complement it well and finding sustainable decor that comes in bamboo or rattan is now easier.
Poly on the other hand is a heavier material. This does, however, result in a longer-lasting product than other sustainable options. Poly furniture is made of recycled plastics and is UV-resistant, rust-free, splinter-free, and mold-free. It easily resembles the natural look of woodgrains, and it pairs well with other materials such as metal and wood.
Pops of Color
Natural earth tones were a growing outdoor furniture trend over the past few years thanks to the rise in sustainable goods. While neutral and toned-down colors are still in demand, we are beginning to see the “pop of color” trend resurface. Overall, this trend focuses on selecting one or two bright or rich colors to contrast an otherwise neutral design. You can place a single piece of brightly colored furniture as your focal point, and/or scatter pillows, centerpieces, and other decorations that are in your statement color. Pinks, greens, yellows, browns, and blues seem to be growing in popularity this year.
Curves and Cushions
Comfortable combinations are a continuing theme for this year’s outdoor furniture trends. Curved shapes make a space cozy and naturally coherent, so furniture such as classic rockers and round Adirondack chairs will be a great trendy option. While archways, circles, and deep curves have been an on-and-off trend, some of the new outdoor layouts are not committed to making every piece curvy. We’ve noticed subtle curves being integrated with hard lines and clean edges. This combination can look very classy if other elements of your layout match and that can be done through textures, materials, and colors.
Spending time in your outdoor spaces should also feel as relaxing as being inside your house. Having cushions on your furniture is one of the easiest ways to achieve this. Plenty of great upholstered furniture is out there for you to discover. Be sure to invest in waterproof cushions if your outdoor space is exposed to the elements. The last thing you’d want to do is create this new comfortable space and risk mud or water stains.
Fitting the Trends to Your Style
What matters most is that you feel your space is comfortable and put together. We hope that these proposed trends will help you brainstorm what you want your outdoor space to look like. There are so many resources out there to help you find more design and furniture inspiration for your patio, deck, or lawn space. Find what works best for you and enjoy the process of creating the perfect outdoor space.