With the warm weather upon us – we take a look at Early Settler’s top 3 outdoor furniture trends for 2019.
The weather is heating up and now’s the time to be thinking about sprucing up your outdoor space. Given our love affair with the outdoors, it’s not surprising that so many Aussies are making their outdoor spaces an extension of their interior living spaces. Not only that a well-utilised and designed outdoor space is going to add so much value to your property. We sat down with Early Settler buyer Monica Porter to discuss the hottest trends for this summer.
1. HOLIDAY AT HOME
“It’s all about the extension of your living area into your outdoor space,” says Monica. “People are aspiring for that holiday-at-home vibe to relax with the family.” Whether you’re having a ‘staycation’ or just wanting to create a holiday feel, take inspiration from tropical locations and five-star hotels.
The Byron day bed pictured above will transport you to the poolside of a laidback resort. Top it with a few colourful cushions adorned with palm leaves and birds of paradise. The Calico hanging chair pictured right takes relaxing to the next level. Its cushioned pod-like basket is perfect for curling up and being swayed into serenity on a balmy summer breeze.
2. MIX AND MATCH
“The eclectic look is in,” says Monica. “Anchor your space with key furniture and blend your new feature pieces with old favourites.” With this in mind, this year Early Settler has introduced the Mix & Match range. You can pick the table you love, match it with the chairs or benches of your choice within their Mix & Match collection and still enjoy the package-deal price. This is a great way to get a more relaxed look that feels like it was put together over time.
3. INDUSTRIAL INFLUENCES
Much-adored in interiors over the recent years, Early Settler says in 2019 the industrial look is moving outside to decks and balconies.
To achieve this style choose furnishings in a black or white colour palette, with timber or concrete accents, and industrial elements like movable castor wheels (like the Kanto Castor bar table pictured above).
“Marble and concrete-look dining tables like the Hayman pictured below and the Marson pictured opposite also bring the metro vibe to outdoor areas and can be stylishly paired with any chair,” says Monica. The beauty of using a faux-cement dining table like the Marson, means you get the urban aesthetic without the heaviness – instead it’s made from a light-weight polyresin.