Fall is here in Northwoods, Wisconsin, and right on time… because we’re are fresh out of this fall’s Outdoor Furniture Market!
Going to market is always a treat for us ladies at Lakeside Living, but don’t be fooled… this furniture market wasn’t boasting trends for this colorful and leafy time of year. Instead, it gave us all a sneak peek at the furniture trends coming next year.
We got to glimpse into next spring, sat on all the furniture to test out its coziness, and best of all, we now get to share our findings with you!
Here are 7 of our top takeaways from this year’s market…
1. Gray as a feature color
Gray is like a blank canvas that you can spice up however you please. As a neutral, it complements any color scheme and adds depth to an outdoor space.
2. Blue is here to stay!
Blue is one of those colors we call “timeless” in the design world. Like gray, it complements nearly anything, and it instantly grounds your space with elegance. Outdoor rugs and accessories are an especially beautiful way to blend blue tones into your home effortlessly!
3. Bright fabrics for outdoor accessories
We saw lots of bright, new fabrics for umbrellas and outdoor pillows. Several were even machine washable — hello, innovation! If you’re looking for some color to spruce up your porch or patio, rugs and accessories are one way to do it.
4. Smaller furniture is back in style
In the past, some furniture lines have carried great, comfortable chairs that were lovable but… were simply too big for our lake houses and cabins. Now, they have scaled them down, and we couldn’t be happier! Same comfort we love, more bite-sized package. 😉
5. Functional sectional corners
I think we’ve all seen the square corner on a sectional scenario… no one can sit there! A side table is your solution. We love how this setup features a square one, fitting perfectly and offering function to both sides of the sofa. Waste not, want not!
6. Sustainable wood-like furniture
We spotted this outdoor furniture made in recycled plastic (happy planet), but it now has the look and feel of wood. Genius. We think these are the perfect find for someone who likes the convenience of plastic furniture, but without the bright “plasticky” look. Simple and beautiful!
7. Design is going nautical
Nautical was… everywhere. We saw roping and ship-inspired framing in all colors and variations! We can’t deny it… these pieces felt perfect for coastal areas AND for our beloved Northwood’s lakeside living. Sure, it might be autumn now, but we’re already dreaming. 😉
So, what do you think? Could you see any of these trends popping up in your lake home? Are there any you think you’d love all year long? Hopefully we’ve inspired you!
If you have any questions about these pieces (or similar styles), we’d be happy to point you in the right direction — whether it’s into the heart of our cozy retail store, as a custom piece made with love in our bustling workroom, or wherever we can find your dream furniture.
We want you to live at your happiest, no matter the season!
To you and yours,