Outdoor Furniture Trends for 2019
November 30, 2018
From comfort to chilling, and design to durability, there’s a lot to consider when thinking about your outdoor space.
Whether you’re lucky enough to have a small balcony, sunny patio or sprawling lawn – every area is an opportunity to create a sanctuary. As summer sets in and we head outside to ring in a new year, here are some top outdoor furniture trends for 2019.
When it comes to lounging in the sun, comfort is the #1 priority. With the distinction between outdoor and indoor spaces blending, the trend is – you should be as comfortable inside as you are out.
To withstand the elements, outdoor and patio furniture tends to be made from tough materials such as teak or cast aluminium, which on its own, is not the comfiest but will last the longest.
In keeping with the comfort trend, opt to accessorise with cushions and blankets. You could choose to get crafty and DIY your comfy cushions, or, there are plenty of great options in store or online.
While cast aluminium outdoor furniture is designed to withstand the elements, cushions and covers most certainly not. To keep your cushions comfy and in good nick, always remember to pack them away out of the sun and wild weather.
Top Tip: When choosing cushions and soft-furnishings for the outdoors, always pick a hard-wearing fabric that won’t fade.
With more and more furniture finding its way into landfill, consumers are steering away from cheap and cheerful, and instead, opting for durability. When choosing hard-wearing and long-lasting materials like cast aluminium, there’s no reason it can’t last a lifetime.
By far the most popular contemporary patio and outdoor furniture material, aluminium is purpose-designed for all environments, so rust and harsh sun aren’t an issue.
Top tip: Durability doesn’t have to cost your style. Look out for premium aluminium pieces that blend beauty and function and can be painted to suit any style or setting.
In 2019 we’re set to see a return to all things retro. Moving away from sleek modern lines and contemporary styles, a vintage outdoor look is back in vogue. Think strong aluminium colonial cast furniture, and retro and vintage-chic lounge chairs. This nod to yesteryear is all about comfort and quality that’ll stand the test of time.
To take advantage of this trend, you don’t necessarily need to buy a new outdoor setting. If you’re DIY-inclined, you could easily bring an old outdoor setting back to life; add a fresh coat of paint or throw a few cushions in for some retro charm.
Lots of Light
While outdoor lighting is always on-trend, most patios and garden spaces don’t have a dedicated light source. Whether it’s DIY solar lights, smart sensors, fun festoon lighting or a good old-fashioned light post, the right light means your entertaining can kick-on, day and night.
Much like furnishings, always opt for lighting that can handle the elements.
Top Tip: Get creative with your outdoor lighting – add small solar lights to flower pots or light-up your trees with fairy lights. As long as it’s safe, the only limit is your imagination.
Regardless of the size of your patio, whether it’s indoor, or outdoor, or how much sun your outdoor space sees, these 2019 outdoor furniture trends give you plenty of inspiration for making the most of your great outdoors.