With summer in full swing and the warm afternoons offering a perfect opportunity to get outdoors, now is a great time to start furnishing your home’s patio. Along with perfect patio weather, the summer of 2016 has brought with it a number of new patio design trends. If you want your patio to be the envy of friends and neighbors, check out these simply stunning patio design trends of 2016:
(Photographed: the Palo Alto Collection available at The Company Store. Designed to withstand wind and weather for many years to come, the solid, premium teak wood frames are woven with UV-coated, marine-strength rope).
Natural materials such as wood, wicker, rattan and stone have always held a place of importance in patio design, and that endures in 2016. These materials, when matched with clean lines and contemporary shapes, add an undeniable level of natural beauty to your patio. Best of all, natural materials match and complement each other without being completely identical, allowing you to maintain symmetry in your design that’s not totally overt.
(Photographed: Coral Table Top Collection available at The Company Store. This exclusive collection of table linens features a runner, set of 4 napkins, and set of 4 cocktail napkins and table top set).
More and more, people are treating their patios as an extension of the room it is connected to rather than an entirely separate space. This is especially true if your patio connects to the dining area of your home. A patio that is equipped with dining furniture extends your dining room and allows you to quickly transition any meal into an outdoor affair on a nice summer afternoon.
Staying warm while on your patio may not be as big of a concern on a summer day, but the nights can still get quite cool, and fall is just around the corner. Not only do warming features such as fireplaces and fire pits allow you to keep warm, they are one of the biggest patio design trends of 2016. There’s just something so peaceful about a fire crackling away inside a well-designed fireplace or fire pit, and with options ranging from rustic and traditional to sleek and modern, you’ll have no problem finding a warming feature that fits your patio’s décor.
Having a patio decked out with flowers and greenery continues to be one of the biggest trends in patio design. Whether you are growing vegetables or flowers, surrounding your patio in plants is one of the best things you can do to give it a truly relaxing ambiance. Even if you don’t wish to plant a full sized garden around your patio, just having a few pots of flowers sitting or hanging around lend a touch of natural beauty.
(Photographed: Outdoor Chair Cushions available at The Company Store. Designed to weather the elements in style, the Outdoor Chair Cushions are made from durable long-wearing all-weather fabric to resist mildew and fading, and dries quickly for season-spanning wear).
One of the most fun aspects of home décor is the chance to show off your own unique tastes and personality. While the application may differ from person to person (which is the point!) getting creative with vibrant uses of color and pizzazz proves one of the most popular trends of patio design 2016. Patios are meant to be entertaining, so designing them should be fun as well. Using bright, vibrant colors in your patio décor shows off your unique taste while creating an atmosphere that is lighthearted and enjoyable.
Patios are a great way to enjoy the warming weather as well as an excellent opportunity to add a touch of elegance to your home’s décor. However you choose to design your patio, we hope you get the chance to spend many cool, peaceful afternoons with the ones you love this summer!