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Outdoor Living Style Trends You’ll Love

Ready to create an amazing patio, porch, deck, or balcony? Check out these outdoor living style trends to transform your space with Wayfair.

Do you love spending time outside during the warm weather months?

So do we!

Even though it can get crazy hot here in North Carolina, we still hang out outside as often as possible.

We’re lucky that our “warm weather months” sometimes include a week or two in November, December, January, and February!

So we keep our outdoor spaces usable all year long.

With spring in full swing and the official start to summer just a few weeks off, now is the perfect time to revamp your outdoor space.

Whether you have a lush green yard, a shaded patio, or even an urban balcony, transforming your space into your dream outdoor oasis is easier than you might think!

We’re excited to partner with Wayfair to share some of our favorite ideas highlighting this season’s hottest trends and our favorite tips for creating an amazing spot for outdoor living.

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Outdoor living space with teak wood bench, chairs, and table, ticking striped pillows, and blue rug
Image Credit: Wayfair


Coastal Influence

No matter where you call home, coastal-inspired hues and patterns are sure to bring an airy, calming vibe to your outdoor space.

For seaside style without the kitsch, incorporate breezy wicker furniture and natural tones for a more elevated take on classic coastal.

Other seating options and lounge furniture like an updated Adirondack or laid-back lawn chairs will have you in full relaxation mode. 

Collage of three outdoor seating options with a coastal feel including Adirondack and sling back chairs
Image Credits: Wayfair
Shop The Look: Fire Pit Sets, Adirondack Chairs, Lawn Chairs

Botanical Oasis

Emphasize the beauty of the outdoor scenery with floral motifs that are on trend now yet will remain relevant for years to come.

Embrace vibrant shades and take inspiration from organic shapes and textiles to create a playful homage to nature.

Outdoor patio seating with black wicker boho furniture and swing with green patterned pillows
Image Credits: Wayfair
Shop The Look: Patio Furniture, Hammocks

Industrial Minimalism

For those looking to bring modern minimalism to outside living, look no further than the industrial style.

Mixing strong metals and natural wood with modern accents like cutouts and mesh keeps this sleek, simplistic style interesting.

Collage with two outdoor seating areas showing industrial style decor elements
Image Credits: Wayfair
Shop The Look: Outdoor Dining Tables, Small Space Patio Furniture

CREATING YOUR OUTDOOR OASIS: Q&A with AnnMarie and Anne of Simply2Moms

Wayfair: Are there any color palettes or trends that are really speaking to you right now?

Simply2Moms: We each decorate our homes a little differently. AnnMarie leans towards a modern farmhouse style, while Anne prefers a more transitional style.

But we both love a neutral color palette, both indoors and out!

Purchasing foundational pieces like outdoor seating with neutral-colored cushions makes it easy to change up your space with some colorful pillows, throws, and flowers from one season to the next.

Also, you can never go wrong when you combine neutrals with green.

Wayfair: What is your advice for maximizing outdoor living space for those who may only have a smaller patio or balcony?

Simply2Moms: Take advantage of vertical space on your patio or balcony! Instead of pots of flowers on the ground, try attaching flower boxes to railings. Or attach potted plans to a DIY slat wall.

Look for furnishings that are smaller in scale.

Remember, that you can generally fit more people at a round table so you can often get by with a smaller table.

Opt for pieces that have more than one function. For instance, an upholstered ottoman with a lift-off lid offers storage as well as another seating option!

Wayfair: Sunshine and blue skies have us daydreaming about outdoor dining! What are your favorite style tips for alfresco tablescapes and entertaining?

Simply2Moms: We’re part of a group of bloggers that share ideas every month for entertaining! We’ve shared all kinds of tips for hosting an outdoor picnic, a backyard pool party, and a patriotic dinner party.

Wayfair: Which pieces do you recommend investing in for your outdoor space? Which pieces do you change out to keep your oasis fresh and on-trend?

Simply2Moms: We both love having some sort of shade structure outside. Whether it’s from a pergola, gazebo, or umbrellas, shade is really important during the summer in North Carolina!

AnnMarie offered tips for styling an outdoor patio area with a pergola and also a pool patio area that makes use of portable umbrellas for shade.

Last year Anne found a way to keep her gazebo comfortably cool, even on the hottest days!

If your space allows, a firepit is fantastic all year round. We’re really loving the Solo Stove firepit because it doesn’t get smoky the way others do.

Our favorite way to keep an outdoor space feeling up-to-date is with textiles like an outdoor-friendly rug, decorative pillows, and throws.


Wayfair is one of our favorite sources for outdoor furnishings! There are so many options for every style.

Here are some of the outdoor pieces we’re loving from Wayfair right now.

If you have any questions or suggestions, contact me or leave a comment!

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