In the thought of most people, outdoor furniture are the items for relaxation and enjoyment. Even though these are still major points to consider, design and style are the driving force of today’s trends.
One of the many interesting things that happens when designers experiment and enjoy their creative forces is that they do begin to work with other materials. And this usually means a much wider variety in styles, colors and shapes. When combining materials a whole new world is opened.
Just think of the following:
Take an outdoor table for example.
• It could be square, rectangle or with a round top.
• It could be waist high or chest high.
• It could be for four, six, eight or even 12 people.
• It could be made from wood, and that also means the series of colors and finishing.
• It could be with a glass top, a wooden top, from metal alloys or a ceramic top
Wicker, aluminum and wood had been used for quite some time now but there are new materials and ideas coming along. These ideas will include different types of fabrics for outdoor use, wrought iron, plastics and more.
Some of the styles will include Wicker, bistro furniture, styles taken from the classics (Greek and Roman), country style, European, modern, contemporary, etc.
At the forefront of the design trends for outdoor furniture are colors that are either simple or vibrant. The standout and make a statement. It’s not just a question of the blending into the outdoor scene but of actually making a statement that adds to the lifestyle.
Another important part of outdoor furniture today is weather resistance. This includes fabrics and materials. A chair deckchair or any seating furniture will have cushioned seats and pillows and these must be able to withstand demands made by the weather- and this means more than just the rain, includes the wind and the sun.