Darksky Blog has an article about the top five trends in outdoor furniture that I found useful:
- Exterior design - Outdoor furniture must be more than merely functional and durable. Exterior living is an extension of the interior living.
- Deep seating - No longer do home owners want a park bench feel when doing outdoor activities. They want outdoor seating options which include the deep, comfy cushions.
- Mix and match furniture - The eclectic look is taking off in 2014.
- Bold textiles - bold prints is an emerging trend.
- Refurbishing - If budget is an issue, buy one key piece, like a couch or a dining table, and then supplement your set with used chairs.