It's easier than ever to create an outdoor oasis that's an extension of your home, and this summer's biggest trend is creating a backyard space that is as comfortable as your indoor one.
Design styles like bright and bold BoHo and Scandinavian minimalism are heading outside, according to Zillow®'s 2019 Outdoor Living Trends Report.
"The lines have been blurred between what's indoor-only and what you can use outside, which means it's never been easier to create an outdoor space that's cohesive with your indoor design," says Kerrie Kelly, Zillow's Design Expert and founder of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab.
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.
Also, 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.
In addition, elevated outdoor spaces that feel as comfortable as interiors with fire features and outdoor kitchens are popular.
Other popular trends include adding splashes of color to the neutral upholstered furnishings and practicing eco-conscious landscaping and designs.
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