The biggest trend we see has more to do with the space itself, as opposed to the actual furniture, but it rates a mention here because it has a lot of components, including patio furniture--plus it's got Man Cave written all over it! If you can get your other half excited about that, they might not mind actually participating in the overall decorating, too! The Outdoor Kitchen concept is just exploding in popularity...
What's good about this is that because "indoor" and "outdoor" living space is merging, we now see a little more full upholstery in some of the outdoor furniture styles. Higher-quality patio furniture manufacturers like Lloyd Flanders are introducing new lines of furniture (like their Flair line) where the outdoor models look a bit more like their indoor counterparts! Designer pillows, cushions and drapes are being utilized a great deal more, too, and this is adding flair and pizazz to this years' outdoor patios.
In fabrics and colors, we see FUN! Shifting a bit further away from neutral colors (though those will always be popular), 2014 is trending more toward brighter, cheerier color schemes; turquoises, pinks, purples and maroons. We've gotten some beautifully-colored new fabrics for this season. This Brannon Orange from Sunbrella is one of our favorites! This is part of the Sunbrella Euro Collection, and we have those available here!
And aren't these all bright and cheery?
And will you just look at the eye-popping colors once they're applied to a finished product?