When considering design, most people might think modern design as appropriate for the inside of the home but not so much for the outside.
Explore a nearby showroom in New York, Miami or Los Angeles; outside living has exploded with possibilities. Capitalizing on the design trend to expand the inside space to become part of the outside space, design choices have increased tremendously.
Modern design is perfect for this evolution in our use of space, as the simple, cleaner lines and bold, graphic patterns are more conducive to relaxed outdoor living.
Look for pieces that will be easy to maintain. Adding a modern rug that has been designed to withstand outdoor conditions is a way that works really well in solidifying the physical and perceived space of the inside – outside merger.
Today, there are fabrics specifically designed to aid in easy maintenance avoiding fading and mold such as synthetic rattan. Mix lounges with chairs and tables. High and low benches with an old fashioned string hammock add an interesting mix of places to enjoy outside.
Because cooking and eating outside during the warmer weather is what most people are looking for, an easy to use barbeque would be a perfect addition. Don’t forget to add colorful hanging lights. Look for LED lights that will also be friendly to your electric bill. They can add that layered element that elevates the space from nice to sunsational. The design choices are endless with whimsical or nature inspired. Brightly lit dragonflies are charming and add a festive feeling.
While wood is used for a lot of patio furniture, in a more tropical climate, metal or synthetic rattan pieces might prove to be a better choice. These are resistant and stylish at the same time, helping you to create the perfect modern look for your outdoor patio and lawn furniture. Mix these up with the right modern lighting and table accents, or even loungers and you have a great party spot for your next barbeque.