With warm summer days on the horizon, it’s time to prep your patio and deck for outdoor entertaining. Outdoor furniture has evolved over the years, from old compactable lawn accessories stored in sheds, to recreating entire living rooms outdoors. Outdoor fires, woven bucket seats, coffee tables and swing seats are reflecting consumers desires to create relaxing outdoor retreats.

Technology has improved materials so much that furniture can now be left out in the rain without the fear of it being ruined or stained. With the rise of indoor/outdoor living, outdoor furniture has become an extension of the interior leading to more styles and choice of colour than ever before. This season, it’s all about natural materials, retro-inspired style, bringing the indoors outside and experimenting with colours, patterns and textures. The number one trend this summer is the seamless transition from your home to your outdoor space using outdoor rugs, coffee tables, and throw pillows. This summer will see an increase in experimentation with colours, patterns, textures and lighting. Here are the top ten trends you’ll be seeing everywhere this summer:

Spectra Outdoor Umbrella by Design Concepts

Nice Round Built-In by Design Concepts

Bold Outdoor Cushions By Jardin

Natalie Blue Front Angle Chair By Design Warehouse

Cabo Round Concrete Coffee Table By Soren Liv

Dedon Swingrest Hanging Lounger With Canopy By Domo Furniture

Pirello Dinning Chairs By Hunter Furniture

Orewa Suite Canopy By Danske Mobler

Hokitika Rug By Target Furniture

Solar LED Outdoor Lights By Top Secret