Upscale outdoor furniture is just one of the 2022 home design decor trends. But modular furniture makes it easy to rearrange your outdoor entertainment area as needed. Perfect for large families or couples who love to entertain, modular furniture can be as compact or as spacious as you need. Hosting a backyard barbecue? Open up your modular seating to make it flow around a fire pit or coffee table, inviting guests to shift in and out as they top off plates and drinks and mingle. Modular furniture can be moved about at will, even creating multiple seating areas throughout the patio or yard.
Attractive Outdoor Landscape Lighting
Landscape lighting and lighting accessories allow us to enjoy a beautiful outdoor space for longer into the night. If it wasn’t too long ago you relied on auto sensor flood lamps to simply take out the trash, it’s time for an upgrade! Today, you’ll find a plethora of attractive outdoor lighting that offers a lovely glow and soothing ambiance, from charming cafe lights that can be strung over entertainment areas to solar-powered table lamps and decorative orbs to rest in the grass for a magical atmosphere. However you choose to illuminate an outdoor space, it’s sure to set the mood for the evening.
Wicker and Rattan Furniture
Once a bygone material of the late 80s and 90s, rattan and wicker have made a huge comeback, especially in patio furniture that offers a well-traveled bohemian style and hand-made feel. Of course, when you incorporate wicker or rattan outdoors, aim for a synthetic material that can withstand the elements, resisting sun damage, mold and mildew. Resin wicker, all-weather wicker or synthetic rattan resembles the real stuff rather convincingly and can be left outdoors all year round in most environments. Of course, you can always choose natural wicker or rattan, so long as it’s a more versatile furniture piece you expect to carry back indoors most of the time.
Egg Chairs and Loveseat Swings
With an open invitation the new outdoor space, you can still create a small retreat of your own. Swinging egg chairs and loveseats create a more intimate hideaway where you can curl up for a midday nap or get some fresh air and meditate. Sit inside its cozy embrace and you’ll see what we mean. Of course, many egg chairs are designed with all-weather wicker or rattan, which brings in another summer outdoor design trend. Drop an egg chair in a corner of a patio with an accent table to keep drinks and snacks nearby and toss a few colorful pillows inside your little intimate haven.
Concrete certainly has its place outdoors. However, in 2022, concrete will be used to create a more raw nature for outdoor furniture. From small side tables that invite you to rest a drink to oversized fire pits to bird baths, concrete offers a lovely texture that can stand out among the green grass of a lawn or a wood-planked patio surface. The biggest advantage of molded concrete furniture and accessories is that they will last for many years to come. If you are turned off by the idea of sitting on a cold concrete surface, simply lay down a few bench cushions and throws that offer warmth and a splash of pattern and color.
Bold Prints and Retro Colors
Bold prints like leafy palm fronds, florals and cabana-inspired wide stripes can offer visual interest to a basic Japandi style setup. Retro colors like oranges and cerulean blues set off the greenery backdrops and lend a vibrancy that catches the eye. Choose bold prints and retro-colored pillows, cushions, accent tables or bar cart accessories that can be swapped out for a fresh update when you wish to adapt to the trends.