If you're ready to embrace the warmer months with some new furniture for the deck or patio, you can pick up a few key pieces form the year's top trends. Top trends for patio furniture in 2008 include the classic wrought cantilever umbrellas and chair sets, as well as jacquard prints and island motifs that add some flair to your outdoor area. Ready to give your patio or deck a makeover? Here's what you need to decorate with:
Patio Furniture Trend: Tuscan-inspired table sets
Enjoy a Mediterranean-inspired look with a modern twist; Tuscan-inspired dining sets are perfect for warmer climates, complete with simple frames and rattan-covered seating. These sets are perfect for entertaining outdoors, and can be decorated with classic, elegant dinnerware and accessories.
Patio Furniture Trend: Bar height dining sets
The pub-style dining sets fit for indoor use are complemented with this outdoor version. Look for wrought-iron construction for chairs and tables with extra height. These are great for poolside spaces and areas where you will be entertaining guests for the evening. This Bellagio Dining Set is just one popular style this year.
Patio Furniture Trend: Wicker lounge chaise sets
Add a contemporary twist to your patio furniture sets with a wicker chaise lounge. Bonair makes a number of chairs, ottomans, and matching tables that can give your patio space an entirely new look. They're made with all-weather wicker and feature soft-top cushions that can be accessorized with pillows and cushions as well.
Patio Furniture Trend: Botanical-inspired designs.
It's another year of tropical designs and motifs, so be on the lookout for anything with a touch of the Caribbean isles. Patio cushions covered with exotic patterns and textures are a top trend this year, and add to the global influences that are popular across all furniture in 2008.
Patio Furniture Trend: Modern style goes outdoors.
Enjoy the simple, functional Europe-inspired in the great outdoors. This Modish Wicker Dining Set is the perfect example of this fresh look for 2008, a classic dining set made with all-weather wicker and a unique cutout design for the chairs.
Patio Furniture Trend: Bench dining sets.
Skip the regular seating style and choose a backless bench dining set instead; this has influences from the Far East, and offers another minimalist, simple design for your outdoor space.
Patio Furniture Trend: Bamboo fountains.
Oversized bamboo tube fountains are a simple way to add an eco-inspired touch to your outdoor area. The different lengths of each bamboo are clustered together to drip water down each tube then back around; it's a taste of nature-inspired relaxation, right in your back yard.
From chaise lounge sets to bench dining collections, there are plenty of ways to update your patio furniture ensemble this season. Take your pick of any of these top trends to enjoy a makeover for the new year ahead!