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Soak Up the Sun with These Outdoor Space Design Trends!

Houston summer is right around the corner, if not already in full swing. And let’s be honest for second—we’ve all spent a ton of time indoors for over a year now so we’re glad to be outside…so long as we’ve got the proper outdoor space to enjoy our time!

Here’s how to turn your backyard into a tranquil paradise that’s ready to be shown off! 

Mixed Materials
OK, let’s talk about the need for mixed materials. The number #1 rule with outdoor furniture is that any individual piece is only as good as the materials it’s made from. If you invest in high-quality furniture from the start, you’ll have lasting outdoor enjoyment season after season.

From hand-woven wicker to rust-proof aluminium, along with tempered glass and comfortable cushions using the patented technology of Nuvella® fabric, mixing materials enables you to blend styles across furniture for a magazine-worthy look. Blending so many different materials provides an irreplaceable wow factor.


Dual Purpose Furniture
Once again, space is a commodity. Depending on the size of your summer soirees, space-saving is something we believe in helping everyone accomplish.

For one, good patio furniture must be adaptable. As durable as it is when situated, outdoor furniture has to fit the current mood or occasion. Likewise, many pieces can double or even triple in use. A stunning, all-weather dining table can easily accommodate up to 8 people on a gorgeous day when using the included umbrella hole for some added shade.

However, if you want to pull the chairs back and keep people mingling on their feet, use the rectangular table top as a buffet setup for serving a spread or potluck.

We even stock a mixed-material fire pit table with concealable cabinet doors and weather-proof resin wicker. At the same exact spot, set your cold drinks down on it one minute, then gather around a fire the next. Yes, we really have thought of everything!

Pops of Color
In the 80s, the popular trend was an overuse of flashy colors. In the 2000s, things got dark with heavy beiges. In more recent years, designers have become somewhat frustrated with the “neutral” trend of constant greys. Good thing is, the new trend is rapidly getting spiced up with selective pops of color.

For example, Adirondack chairs don’t have to be a boring wooden color. Why not try a clean and energetic turquoise with a red end table? If you opt for a multi-piece sectional—which can be shifted around to a variety of positions depending on the company—a brown wicker set with cream-colored cushions can quickly be brought to life with a couple of bright throw pillows along with a throw blanket.

In a nutshell, exterior design was bound to get more interesting once again. We’re keeping it classy by slowly introducing these pops of color so they’ll stand out in a way that’s simultaneously bold yet subtle.

Plan Your Activities
What’s really important when planning your outdoor space is identifying what activities the afternoon will center around. If you’re going to be grilling out, we recommend having plenty of seating options available, preferably couches and sectionals with coffee tables to set plates on. This will encourage socializing, as sharing food is meant to do.

If the event is primarily going to be a pool party, you’ll have extra reason for things to be waterproof, as great patio furniture is. Having chairs nearby facing the pool will help keep people relaxed and ready to dive in, especially parents watching their children’s safety.

At night after the sun goes down, are you planning to whip out your guitar and have an entire party lock arms while singing Kum Ba Yah? In that case, you’ll absolutely need a firepit with casual chairs.

Here is one last piece of advice for anyone with a family. If you regularly share meals at the dinner table, invest in a backyard dining table. Taking advantage of warm summer evenings will transform any monotonous weeknight supper into a fun family experience that most people will envy.

Only Shop the Best Outdoor Furniture Around
Is your backyard or patio just screaming for a transformation? Exclusive Furniture has convenient locations throughout Houston in Katy, Southeast, Southwest, Cypress, West Oaks, Humble, Webster, or Missouri City. Stop in today where low prices live!