Sometimes narrowing down what's the best outdoor furniture can be tricky with so many trends out there, from the best rocking chairs for lounging or durable outdoor rugs crafted to last. From laid-back coastal to cabana-striped everything, these trends feature classic design elements in ways that feel fresh and inspired. Rebecca Breslin, Wayfair Professional's Senior Design Manager, says “As you’re planning your outdoor space for the warmer months, start with pieces that define the area you’ll be using—think mosaic floor tiles, a pergola, or outdoor rugs.
If your space isn’t covered, take into account that the sun and rain will have an impact on what you buy. Here is everything you need to know about buying outdoor furniture for 2022. Metal cutouts and finely woven rattan add texture to sleek silhouettes, giving this retro design element a modern feel,” says Brynna Lee, Wayfair’s Professional Stylist.
For Wayfair's Professional Stylist, Hayley Drew, the best way to achieve this breezy style is by choosing wicker furniture, liven up neutral color schemes with touches of greenery, and looking for pale woods. “This year, we’re welcoming in a more elevated take on classic coastal style. Organic materials pair with crisp whites and tranquil sea-glass hues for an effortless ocean-inspired look.” This trend is a hosts' dream, spotlighting elongated dining tables, pergolas, mosaic tiles, and warm-toned woods mixed with wrought iron touches.
From classic navy blue to sunny yellow, cabana stripes are brightening up furniture, drapes, tiles, and more,” Cojo Barnes, Wayfair's Professional Stylist explains. If you're seeking an outdoor space that has an approachable relaxed, but design-forward feel, this trend is a California dream.
“Layers of muted tones, textures, and lived-in fabrics speak to this California-inspired look. Pair organic materials like washed oak and stone with low-profile silhouettes for a stripped-back, effortless setup,” Lee states.