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These 5 big decorating trends are having their moment in the sun this summer.
Sooner than you can say “It’s summer!” we’ll be sitting pretty in the great outdoors. Never have our own backyards (or balconies, porches or patios) been as key to our well-being as they’ve been over the past two years. This summer’s outdoor trends are all about colour, comfort, practicalities and panache. So without further ado: here are our five favourite ways to update your outdoor spaces now.
Whether it’s cool Miami mod you’re after or a retro-inspired hoop chair, vintage style will liven up your porch or terrace. Vintage indoor furniture is easier to find than outdoor retro gems, but luckily manufacturers are stepping in to slake our thirst for all things vintage.
The colour that’s become a go-to indoors is extending its reach outside. Pair it up with pale green and beiges or enjoy its happy hue when it hangs out with brights.
Cover everything from pillows to seat pads with fabric in vibrant summery palettes and contemporary patterns. This indoor-outdoor fabric will take the wear, tear and weather that summer brings, and do it in style.
No need to head to the cottage to enjoy the romance of an open fire at night. A modern firepit lets you stage a summer getaway in your own backyard. Where bylaws don’t allow wood fires, look for ethanol and propane alternatives for a similar effect.
No need to take the heat in the kitchen when you can cook outside. Outdoor kitchens continue to impress with yearly advancements in products for the chef de cuisine. From barbecues that enable multiple cooking tasks to pizza ovens (predicted to be the biggest-selling outdoor appliances this summer), there are many ways to savour the flavour of summer outside.
Setting up a corner of the patio or terrace as a kitchen helps keep everything on hand when cooking outdoors. With a modular kitchen that you can leave in place all summer, you’ll be as organized
as a five-star restaurant.
Don’t sit up straight. It’s impossible in trendy beanbag chairs. Those loungey icons of the ’70s and ’80s are back, but foam beans makes them more lightweight than their predecessors. In the sun or shade, get set to slouch this summer.
The optional base on this baby let’s you rock on all summer long in classic blue and white stripes that
look anything but button downed.