With summer upon us we wanted to share our top trends for outdoor living this season. The key trends for this season are all about casual and communal dining as well as bringing indoor luxury to our outdoor spaces. Fully upholstered lounge suites which can be left outdoors in any weather as well as outdoor rugs which can add comfort and interest to your terrace, patio or deck. The latest trend in furniture design is shape-shifting furniture which adapts with our needs – think coffee table which transforms into a dining table in seconds.
Here are our 5 top trends for Summer 2016
- Communal dining is popular with benches making a comeback. Extending tables will be sought after items this summer where people can cater for extended families and larger get-togethers. Team these with dining chairs and benches for a fun and flexible dining experience. The Mediterranean extending dining table epitomises this trend; with a white aluminium frame and teak wood slats this dining table can be extended with one or two extension pieces which are cleverly stored underneath when not in use. Seating options include a white aluminium bench and a variety of dining chairs
- Indoor to outdoor trends with fully upholstered modular lounge suites, like the Mobelli Bravo Collection, with right and left corners, sleeper and ottoman modular pieces, you can customise and shape your very own social setting. Key fabrics for this season are outdoor fabrics in muted greys as well as the ultra chic white microfiber. These fabrics are truly made for outdoors whatever the weather you can leave them outside all year round.
- ‘Shape-shifting’ furniture is big. Like the Mobelli Fermo Coffee Table, with its pop-up sections that are easily adjustable and lock firmly in place. This highly innovative design enables you to transform your coffee table into a dining table solution in an instant. These multi-functional pieces make great use of your outdoor space meaning you are more likely to spend more time enjoying the outdoors.
- Low maintenance is fundamental to easy outdoor living. Current movements are towards a new cycle of aluminium and fabric advancements which allow for hassle-free maintenance and longevity. Waterproof and water resistant fabric is a prominent trend with customers wanting furniture they can leave outside in the rain and sun. You can see these technically advanced fabrics across the Mobelli furniture collection. See our video here on the espresso test – you will be amazed by how these fabrics perform.
Outdoor rugs bring a touch of indoor comfort to outdoor spaces and are available in a variety of designs and colourways. Rugs are a great affordable way to define a particular area such as a dining space or outdoor lounge - it makes a huge difference to the ambience. Outdoor rugs are completely hassle free, being made from polypropylene material they can be hosed down and dry quickly. Get creative with all the options available.
If you need any advice on how to update your own outdoor area or how to incorporate the latest trends call into one of our showrooms we’d be happy to help.