Outdoor Furniture Trends
Let us not forget the great outdoors! Stylish furniture and décor are not only reserved for inside, nowadays there is some pretty snazzy outdoor areas as well. It’s time to get our outdoors up to speed with our trendy indoor design.
Luxury furniture focus
With more time spent at home, our backyards are our outdoor retreats where we can connect with nature and feel alive. This has led to people putting a lot more effort into their outdoor areas to make them just as enjoyable to spend time in, as any room of the house. Therefore, in 2022 we expect to see more luxurious garden furniture and patio areas.
Being outside, it makes sense that the furniture colours and materials link with the surrounding environment. Kristyn Thomas from the Sunday Society, Waikato predicts that “colours lifted from nature (particularly all shades of green), and natural materials such as timber, leather, natural stone and rattan will be popular.” A great choice of material for outdoor furniture is teak timber. Teak is a golden-brown hardwood, used to make long-lasting outdoor furniture and is also used in boatbuilding. It’s high durability, tensile strength and natural oils make it the perfect timber for outdoor use, as it can stand up against any weather, pests or rotting, without becoming damaged.
In 2022, people want more flow between their indoors and outdoors with the areas transitioning smoothly so that we can be just as comfortable outside as inside. This causes people to want multipurpose furniture which has the stylish comfort of indoor furniture and the tough durability of outdoor furniture, which can look at home both inside and out. Mal Corboy says that “Although outdoor living has always been key, it will be even more so heading into 2022: we’re commonly designing these spaces as extensions of our homes with outdoor kitchens and lounges perfect for entertaining or getting out of the house.”
Furniture for entertaining
With the promise of no more lockdowns, many are keen to get back in to entertaining. And what better way to entertain these days than outdoors where the air is fresh and ventilation is optimal. With this in mind, large tables and comfortable chairs are a must for our stylish outdoor areas, to gather around and make memories with our family and friends.
Home Decor Trends
While furniture trends are important, we cannot forget what’s hot in home décor. Furniture provides the base to our interior design, but it is the finishing touches that complete the look.
Natural colour palette
To create the relaxed, pure vibe, we are trying to achieve in 2022, a natural color palette is an ideal choice. Warm, earthy neutrals are especially popular as they embody warmth and comfort which are highly-desired features as our houses have come to be not only a home, but a workplace, school, gym and refuge during the past lockdown. Blues and greens also continue to be popular, resembling colours from nature and giving our interiors a fresh and calming look.