I’m so excited to share my most recent chat with Wayfair and bring you The Outdoor Trend Watch, a collection of advice, inspiration, and trends, and product picks for the upcoming season.
As you can see based on some of my more recent projects, I’m all about outdoor living and soaking up sunshine this season. And I believe that you can create both beautiful and affordable outdoor spaces, especially with the help of Wayfair!
THE WAYFAIR OUTDOOR Q&A WITH LAUREN OF FARMHOUSEISH
Wayfair: With warm weather officially here, everyone wants to spend most of their time outside. What do you enjoy doing most when you’re outside getting fresh air?
Lauren: Some of my very favorite things to do outside include lounging by a pool, planting flowers, and simply relaxing in the sun, breathing in fresh air, and watching my kids play! It always helps when you have a beautiful space to enjoy too!
Wayfair: What are the top three pieces you like to incorporate in your outdoor space in order to make it feel cozy?
Lauren: I always have to have a rug and an umbrella. There’s nothing like a little something cozy under your feet (to also help define the space) and a little shade over your head so you can spend hours outdoors! The third thing is kind of cheating – lots of extra seating for whoever might pop in during the warmer seasons!
Wayfair: Moving on to design aesthetics, which color palettes are speaking to you this season?
Lauren: Give me all the neutrals with lots of contrast! Black, white, cream, and wood tones are making me swoon this season!
Wayfair: Are there any outdoor design trends that are really standing out to you right now?
Lauren: I love seeing natural materials make an appearance in outdoor furniture this year. I’m also loving the egg chair trend – so fun and comfy! Outdoor rocking chairs are also standing out to me right now. They’re classic and timeless, but there’s something about a piece that encourages you to sit down, relax, and let the time pass you by!
My favorite part about Wayfair’s outdoor selection is that there’s something for everyone. Not only can you find beautiful and affordable furniture, rugs, and umbrellas, but you can also find patio lights, decor, throw pillows, and so much more. And of course in all different styles, colors, and more.
Talk about quickly and easily pulling together those spaces!
OUTDOOR HIGHLIGHT: AFFORDABLE PATIO FURNITURE AND DECOR
If you’re trying to stay on a budget but wish to update your outdoor space, focus on a few things that will make an impact! Grab new cushions and throw pillows if you have furniture that feels a little drab and dingy.
No furniture? Grab a conversation set instead of an outdoor sectional or dining set, a pretty rug that makes a statement, and decorate with plants. Think blooms, greenery, or even herbs that you can enjoy all season long. Plus they’ll smell great!
For all kinds of outdoor inspiration for spring and summer 2021, check out the selection at Wayfair:
Outdoor: String Lights, Patio Furniture Cushions, Propane Fire Pit Tables, Outdoor Games, Outdoor Fireplaces, Metal Patio Furniture, Outdoor Cooking, Outdoor Wall Lanterns, Gardening, Swing Sets, and more!
SPRINGTIME BACKYARD INSPIRATION
No matter how you choose to decorate your outdoor spaces this season, keep one thing in mind. The most beautiful part of any patio is the people who gather on it to spend time with you!
Enjoy the sunshine, warmer weather, and remember that if you build it… or in this case decorate and furnish it… they will come!
Here’s to outdoor living all spring and summer long!
Need help selecting the perfect pieces for your porch or patio? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be happy to help!