Updated: Aug 30, 2021
Spending more time at home has caused more people to realize the importance of investing in their outdoor space. Late August to October is the time that we see persons having increased interest in their patio area and we expect that in Jamaica with the new COVID restrictions, this interest will be amplified. So for those of us thinking about starting a new outdoor space or improving an existing one, here are the new patio furniture trends that you can incorporate into your space.
Thinner, Cleaner Lines
Sometimes less is more. People are turning to their outdoor space to provide them with an escape from the everyday hustle and bustle to a place of calmness and serenity. Popular furniture pieces create this calming effect draw from the Modern and Scandinavian minimalist design principles. Here the focus is on simple geometric shapes rather than heavy ornamentation. The objective is to create an uncluttered look, free from chaotic lines and colour schemes so that the space appears lighter visually. If you're looking for patio furniture to create your calming zen space you can either look at pieces that use clean lines with softer radiused corners or you can opt for angled edges if your style is more modern.
Drawing Inspiration From Nature
For years, homeowners have strived to bring nature into their homes. We love the natural and organic appeal of elements that make us feel calm and welcomed into a space. The longing to be outdoors that we feel is showing in our choice of patio furniture. We're seeing more and more people incorporating natural elements in their furniture. Furniture pieces that have an exposed wood grain, use earth tones such as shades of brown and green or floral patterns for upholstery are all in demand right now. This trend is great for those who want to create a patio that allows them to feel relaxed and connected to the natural beauty of the island.
Small Space Solutions
Multifunction and modular furniture pieces are here to stay. The reality is that some of us don't have all the space in the world in our backyards. Consequently, the furniture we choose must allow us to maximize the square feet we do have. With this trend, there's more focus on furniture that can double as storage or that can be modified to accommodate more people or fold away to give more space. Check out our post on designing for small spaces to read more on this.
Using neutrals in your outdoor space is a safe option, but bold choices are also welcomed! Many people want their home to have as much character as they do. Incorporating a few elements with bright colours can bring life to your patio in an almost whimsical way. It's also a great way to draw attention to a particular section of your outdoor space.
Outdoor living is one aspect of our lives that's demanding more attention. These trends are a great foundation for you to start getting ideas on a patio design that you'll love. You can also check out our tips on choosing the right patio furniture for your space. Ready to get custom furniture for your patio? Reach out to us here!