With spring in full swing and summer not far behind, now is the perfect time to revamp your outdoor space. Whether you have a lush green yard, a shaded patio or even an urban balcony, transforming your space into your dream outdoor oasis is easier than you might think!
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I’m excited to partner with Wayfair to share ideas on this season’s hottest outdoor trends and my tips for creating your dream alfresco destination!
Top Outdoor Style Trends With Wayfair
No matter where you call home, coastal-inspired hues and patterns are sure to bring an airy, calming vibe to your outdoor space. For seaside style without the kitsch, incorporate breezy wicker furniture and natural tones for a more elevated take on classic coastal. For additional seating, lounge furniture like an updated adirondack or laid back lawn chairs will have you in full relaxation mode.
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Emphasize the beauty of the outdoor scenery with floral motifs that are on trend now yet will remain relevant for years to come. Embrace vibrant shades and take inspiration from organic shapes and textiles to create a playful homage to nature.
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For those looking to bring modern minimalism to outside living, look no further than the industrial style. Mixing strong metals and natural wood with modern accents like cutouts and mesh keeps this sleek, simplistic style interesting.
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Creating Your Outdoor Oasis: Q&A with AnnMarie John
Wayfair: Are there any color palettes or trends that are really speaking to you right now?
AnnMarie: Beachy whites, bold blues, and vibrant pinks are already popular this spring, and their popularity is only expected to grow as we head into summer. Another trend that has been emerging recently is the use of natural materials like wood or wicker to complement these bright colors and add a sense of warmth to any outdoor space. Overall, the key to creating an on-trend outdoor space is to have fun with it and make it your own!
Wayfair: What is your advice for maximizing outdoor living space for those who may only have a smaller patio or balcony?
AnnMarie: If you have a small patio or balcony, you can still make the most of your outdoor space by being strategic about your furniture and decor. For example, choose pieces that can serve multiple purposes, like an ottoman that doubles as a coffee table or a dining table with fold-down sides. Additionally, take advantage of vertical space by hanging planters or shelves on the walls. And finally, don’t be afraid to experiment with bold colors and patterns – they can really make a statement in a small space!
Wayfair: Sunshine and blue skies have us daydreaming about outdoor dining! What are your favorite style tips for alfresco tablescapes and entertaining?
AnnMarie: One of the most important things to consider when planning an outdoor dining area is lighting, both natural and artificial. To create a beautiful ambiance in the evening, try using string lights or candles to illuminate your space. Adding festive elements like flower arrangements, place settings or even simple centerpieces can help make your table feel extra special. And finally, be sure to choose comfortable, weather-resistant seating that can easily transition from indoors to outdoors. Whether it’s a classic Adirondack chair or an old bench from your garden, having the right seating will make all the difference when you’re hosting guests for a meal outside.
Wayfair: Which pieces do you recommend investing in for your outdoor space? Which pieces do you change out to keep your oasis fresh and on-trend?
AnnMarie: There are a few key pieces that you should definitely consider investing in for your outdoor space. First, choose weather-resistant furniture that will stand up to the elements and last for years to come. Next, add fun pops of color with bright accessories like colorful pillows, patterned rugs, or even decorative lighting pieces. Finally, think about adding personal touches like a custom fire pit or even an outdoor bar to really make your space stand out! Of course, one of the best things about updating your outdoor space is that you can completely change up the look and feel each season, so don’t be afraid to play around with different styles as the seasons come and go. Whether you’re looking for a cozy retreat to relax in or a chic entertaining space, there’s no limit to what you can do with your outdoor oasis!
AnnMarie’s Wayfair Outdoor Product Picks
These are my current spring/summer picks that will bring your outdoor oasis to life.
These are just a few of my favorite spring/summer picks for outdoor spaces. Whether you’re looking for a cozy spot to relax or a chic area for entertaining, Wayfair has lots of fantastic options that can help bring your outdoor oasis to life!