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BoHo, Minimalism Top Zillow's 2019 Outdoor Living Trends
Summer is fast approaching and it’s now easier than ever to create an outdoor oasis that’s an extension of your home. This summer’s biggest trend is creating a backyard space that is as comfortable as your indoor one. Gone is matching furniture sets and rustic farmhouse. According to Zillow’s 2019 Outdoor Living Trends Report, design styles like bright and bold BoHo and Scandinavian minimalism is heading outside.
2019’s Top 5 Outdoor Living Trends According to Zillow
Mixed Materials. This summer, design elements that were once considered for indoor use only – brass, rope, textured upholstery and webbing – are being combined in new, unexpected ways for outdoor spaces. Chandeliers, soft rugs and cozy floor cushions are now popular for outside, and new fabric options now include outdoor-safe velvets, leathers and nubby chenilles.
Minimalism to the Max. Scandinavian minimalist design, beloved by social Media, is now showing up in outdoor furnishings. Lounge chairs, loveseats and bistro tables are trending this summer in lightweight, powder-coated aluminum. Make it Pinterest-worthy with neutrals like black, white, grey or mix-and-match with a natural material like teak.
Some Like it Hot. This summer it's all about elevated outdoor spaces that feel as stylish, comfortable and functional as interiors – with all the amenities. Fire features and outdoor kitchens continue to be extremely popular, providing a sense of "indoor cozy." Beyond adding ambiance, the latest Zillow research found home listings mentioning outdoor kitchens and outdoor fireplaces sold for significantly more than expected.
Pops of Color. Splashes of bold color are brightening up neutral upholstered furnishings. This summer's top color trend of citrus bright oranges, reds, yellows and pinks are lively and vibrant outside. Think about adding a touch of Living Coral, Pantone's Color of the Year, or play with newly trending emerald green in your accessories.
Go Green Outside. Eco-conscious landscaping, outdoor furnishings and fixtures have gained traction this year. Living walls make a design statement and reduce your carbon footprint, and solar-powered LED accent lights provide upgraded illumination without complex wiring or tricky installation. When it comes time to sell, listings mentioning outdoor lighting were associated with homes selling for 19 percent more than expected.
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