Now that summer is here, while we’re continuing to experience such a global pandemic, spending time outside is becoming more and more important. Although stay-at-home ordinances have subsided in many U.S. states, you’ll still find a few restrictions in various locations. Most people stay diligent and are practicing social distancing wherever they go, to one degrees or another.
Everyone is looking forward to spending time outdoors, following such a difficult first half of 2020, now that summer is finally here. Therefore, people are compelled more than ever to design a resort-like space in their own backyards. It doesn’t matter whether you have a giant space with a pool, or just a balcony off your condo, read on to discover some of the best 2020 outdoor design trends.
Outdoor lighting for your evenings outside
In order to enjoy your outdoor setting at night, it is very important to have sufficient outdoor lighting. That way, you’ll get the most out of your outdoor space. According to outdoor designers, the use of easy-to-install plug-in landscape lighting kits makes for a great evening setting without the headache and expense of professionally-installed outdoor lighting. These lighting kids come complete with LED lights and plenty of wire length to get creative. Also, they come in different styles and prices to fit your budget.
To install your landscape lighting kit, just place the lights strategically around your outdoor space, plug them in, and you’re all set. They come with built-in sensors so the lights will turn on automatically when the sun goes down and back off at dawn. Use your lighting kit to highlight certain features in your outdoor space. For example, wrap them around a tree or your railing and use them to highlight a walkway for safety.
Trendy rope outdoor furniture
Outdoor furniture made from rope is now trending in a big way in 2020. It’s believed to have originally started as a coastal-style decor. And more, it’s one of the biggest trends so far this year. In fact, now that the rope-furniture style has evolved in so many ways, it can fit in almost any exterior design.
Now, you can find outdoor rope furniture in many different colors and styles, from rustic and simple to modern and elegant. Also, lightweight metals like aluminum are used for frames, and various textures and patterns of upholstery are used to match any theme. So from chic to rustic, large tables to small bistro sets, you can find furniture made out of rope that will match any outdoor setting.
Your important outdoor Bar
Just released at the end of April, Wayfair Professional shared search trends revealing what their customers were interested in buying this summer. Interestingly, one of the most profound findings was that searches for outdoor bars had increased by 155 percent. It may be easy to understand why, after you read the data. One obvious reason it that like a colorful pool float, simply viewing an outdoor bar will put you in a more festive mood.
Another interesting detail from the report is that searches for outdoor dining and outdoor kitchens had increased by a whopping 130 percent. Of course, building an outdoor kitchen is a major undertaking just is not an option for many people. Therefore, an outdoor bar, such as a three piece bar set provides a far less expensive option and is a much easier outdoor bar to set up.
Made up of a bar and two matching stools, a typical three-piece bar is can be found in many styles. It adds character to your outdoor space and is fun to use all-year-round. When choosing an outdoor bar set, make sure the back of the bar features shelves for storing bottles, glasses, and all the extras you wish to use when entertaining your friends and family.
Use an outdoor bar serving cart as the perfect alternative if your space is limited. Make sure it’s easy to move around and will store everything you need for cocktails, right inside the cart. Also, it should have handles for easy moving.
If you do have space for a nice outdoor bar, but you like some of the bar cart options out there, a bar cart can also be used in conjunction with your outdoor bar or kitchen depending on the layout of your outdoor space. Overall, bar carts are a longstanding trend that won’t be going away any time soon.
Add traditional outdoor rugs outdoors
Outdoor rugs are an easy way to elevate a dining area. As design trends overall lean more towards contemporary and transitional looks, it’s easy to understand why traditional rugs are trending this season. “You used to be able to spot an outdoor rug because they were usually bold and graphic looking, lots of stripes. We’re seeing more traditional looking rugs made for the outdoor setting. So, you don’t have to have a bold trellis pattern or bright blue stripe outdoor rug anymore. You can style your outdoor areas in a more updated traditional look with more ornate patterns,” says Marks.
One example of this is the Jaipur Indie Farra Indoor/Outdoor Rug. Available in four colors, the vintage-inspired design is versatile and can complement a variety of materials from teak wood to wicker and aluminum.
The use of prints outdoors
You may think it’s difficult to decorate with prints inside your home, but outside, you will find it far easier to take liberty with this colorful trend. To show an example, while Beverly Hills Hotel inspired palm leaf prints have been popular for many years now, it is quite intimidating for many people to decorate with a boldly printed sofa or chair in a living room.
Consider using throw pillows, cabana chairs and stools using various fabric choices. Some examples include floral, animal prints, botanical designs, and basic stripes. By just using a few throw pillows, or the use of brightly printed cabana chairs and stools, you can instantly improve the look of your space outside.
Glass for pool fencing
Pool fencing is almost never aesthetically pleasing to anyone, but Aquaview pool fences quickly change that perception. Founded by friends and entrepreneurs Jordan Goodman and Kelly Maynard, the brand was even featured on TLC’s Make This Place Your Home, just to make the point.
Made from stainless steel and half-inch thick tempered safety glass, Aquaview fences are look great. And, they have many advantages over traditional pool fencing. Unlike other materials, glass provides an unobstructed view. Also, it won’t detract from landscaping or other architectural features. Believe it or not, this may even increase your property value. That makes for a smart investment indeed!
Glass is also a better choice for safety as compared to standard pool fencing. For example, it’s far easier for homeowners to keep an eye on children and pets through glass. It also discourages intruders and animals from getting into the pool area because glass cannot be climbed.
Custom made for your property – your specific layout, every Aquaview fence is surprisingly low maintenance. All you have to do is wash it with soap and water every few weeks or so.
To present some of their largest projects, Aquaview has installed their products in residential properties such as the homes of Sam Nazarian, the CEO of SBE Entertainment Group TME , Dave Grutman, the CEO of Groot Hospitality, and in DJ Khaled’s residence in Miami, FL.
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