Summer 2014: What To Expect By Looking Back At Summer 2013

Looking Back at Summer

Well, Summer 2013 is clearly over.

As the leaves change and the air gets brisker, and we say goodbye to our outdoor and patio fun but let’s not turn our eyes away from the idea of summer.  After all, summer is going to come again…Right?  At Paddy O’ Furniture, we know that the winter is the best time to review what your needs were from the past summer, look over the trends of the previous season, and plan ahead for the next year!  So today, lets review Summer 2013 trends to plan for Summer 2014!

As homeowners continue to spend more time and money on their outdoor spaces, outdoor furniture manufacturers have come up with new designs and innovative products to meet their growing needs and style preferences. The latest trends in outdoor furniture and accessories focus on indoor comfort, design flexibility, and making better use of your outdoor living space. Here are the top 4 outdoor furniture trends you can expect to see this spring.

Transitional Design

The biggest trend in outdoor furniture this year was the rush back to transitional design. Mixing classic and contemporary, transitional outdoor furniture blends the clean lines of modern furniture with the curves and comfort of traditional designs for a look that is simple, yet inviting. The popularity of transitional style furniture stems from its design versatility: Transitional outdoor furniture can easily be mixed and matched with more modern or traditional pieces and works well in any backyard setting.

Transitional outdoor furniture from Paddy O' Furniture in Scottsdale and Phoenix Arizona.

Stackable Patio Chairs

Stack it! Like Tupperware! Lightweight stackable patio chairs and table sets offer versatile solutions for small yards: they can be repositioned to maximize space and accommodate guests during picnics, pool parties, patio events, etc; then stacked and stored away when not in use. No fuss, no muss!

The need for space-saving furniture comes from the reality that many homeowners are moving into smaller homes and have less outdoor space. Stackable furniture is also easily portable. Many homeowners want to bring their furniture indoors during harsh storms or the winter months to help it last longer and protect it from the elements.

Stackable outdoor furniture from Paddy O' Furniture in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona.

Outdoor Rugs

Outdoor rugs are a top trend this summer since they bring the look and comfort to your outdoor space. Like an interior rug, an outdoor rug can transform your entire outdoor space, by adding warmth, creating transitions, promoting a mood, and tricking the eye. Outdoor rugs are available in all shapes, sizes, colors and patterns to match any décor. You can find something amazingly snazzy, that also works in any weather conditions.

Plush Seating Furniture

Plush seating patio furniture has been a trend our pals in the indoor business have seen for a few years, and its now catching on in the outdoor world. Plush seating outdoor furniture, including sofas, loveseats, chaise lounges, upholstered chairs, and ottomans, were and will be the IT items…  Plush seating outdoor furniture features large, wide seating areas and soft, oversized cushions to create enticing refuge outdoors. It is all about comfy! Who doesn’t want to sink into something on their patio? It is all about comfort these days, and this furniture offers that.

Plush seating patio furniture from Paddy O' Furniture in Scottsdale and Phoenix Arizona.

So there you have it.  The Paddy O’ Furniture team looked over last years hottest sellers and all the amazing feedback from our customers. We studied the designers and have been to the markets.  So trust us as your patio soothsayers – these will be the trends this summer too.  Jump on the bandwagon – or patio – NOW!

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