With the passing of Memorial Day, summer patio season is ramping up. Here at DFW Properties, we’ve noticed that outdoor design trends for 2018 are all about incorporating affordable luxury into your own backyard by turning your patio into a peaceful, lush oasis through low-maintenance water fixtures, a color refresh, and vintage materials.
Many homeowners are gravitating toward easy-maintenance exterior garden designs that enhance physical and mental well-being by adding spa-inspired touches like meditation benches, fountains, reflecting pools, rock waterfalls and zen gardens to backyard spaces.
Low-maintenance water features can add visual interest and soothing sounds to a yard—even in drought-prone climates—because they actually require little water (and recycle the water they do use).
Kate Simmons at decoist.com says a large number of cabana stripes can be found in this year’s collections, and this trend shows no sign of fading.
She says that linen, teak and rope are a few of the materials designers are incorporating into exterior furnishings and accessories to give this year’s easy-breezy trend pizazz.
And when it comes to outdoor style this year, Simmons says pink is the accent color of choice, especially if a hint of blush is introduced into your furniture vignettes.
Meanwhile, at familyhandyman.com, their trend watchers are seeing patio furniture that mixes materials, such as metal and wood instead of a single material, such as wicker.
If you have a covered deck or patio, the site says you can bring it up-to-date by adding a ceiling fan. If you haven’t installed a ceiling fan before, rest easy—you can do it yourself in less than a day, and you’ll be comfortable even on the hottest summer days.
Familyhandyman.com also says that the days of small, bistro-style dining tables on the deck and patio are over, and that large-scale square and rectangular tables are hot.
As far as accessories are concerned, think bright and bold when it comes to fabrics for your patio furniture cushions in 2018. Go with yellows, reds and pinks that will pop against all that natural greenery, and your guests will be raving about your impeccable sense of style all summer long.
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