Outdoor living: Decoration trends 2013

Exotic plants, indirect lighting and romantic accessories – these may sound like design ideas for a nice living room, but they are in fact the latest outdoor living trends.

The dreary balcony can be transformed into a cosy living area with the new trend colours white, brown and blue. Or if your customers are fans of bright and powerful colours they can choose from a big range of new products.

Trend forecast for 2013

The focus is on casual, cool lounge chairs and pillows as well as playful creations which invite a person to sit down and relax – while also scoring points for their high quality and design.

Barbecuing is also becoming an even more comfortable activity. Consumers want individualized barbecues tailored to their specifications. At the same time, grills offer an increasing number of possibilities for preparing a more diverse menu. In addition, the trend is toward complete barbecue centres and built-in barbecues that are designed to fit in with the style of the garden. In order to make the outdoor fun last into the evening as long as possible, outside lighting decoration is making a stronger showing.

The trend toward brand names in lawn and yard care equipment continues. The overall theme for all equipment is sustainability. More and more, manufacturers are taking into consideration the entire life cycle of a product. Individual pieces of equipment are also scoring points by being quieter and producing lower levels of CO2. The gardening tool sector is focusing on user-friendliness. Manufacturers are paying closer and closer attention to making their products adjustable to fit the individual requirements of consumers.

Outdoor accessories and decorations are a must for outdoor fun at home. Romantic patterns, bright colours and sculptural forms will be popular next season.

At the same time, there is a revival of interest in vegetable gardens and orchards. In line with this development, manufacturers are creating systems for gardening in the city. With the help of artificially lit indoor greenhouses or ecological urban garden systems, city dwellers also have the opportunity to grow their own food. Environmental protection remains the leading trend in the area of plant care.

Garden Painting

A garden painting is a easy product to decorate a dull wall or fence or to create in a easy way depth in the garden.

The collection garden paintings is characterized by nice, trendy images which are printed using the latest printing techniques. Base material is a 450gr. bisonyl and falls into the group of armed plastic. Every garden painting is strung on a impregnated, wooden frame and has a hanging system for easy installation.

Further information: pb-producties.nl

Hammock Chairs – The Perfect Hideout

Hammock chairs by LA SIESTA are comfortable and cosy.

Suspended from ceilings, beams or branches, hammock chairs are real highlights for rooms and gardens. A perfect hideout for reading and relaxing! The Lori hammock chair for children owes its name to a parrot that is as colourful as it is cheerful! Its smooth surface made of organic cotton as well as the secure suspension with an integrated swivel make it the perfect hammock chair for children. Lori is available in two beautiful colours: froggy and lilly.

For further information:  lasiesta.com


The Lightness of Being

Younger consumers in particular are looking to “chill out” and relax outdoors – but things have to be chic.

So for the 2013 season, manufacturers are presenting casual, cool lounge sofas and playful creations which invite people to just “hang out”. Furniture boasts quality materials and elegant designs without giving the effect of being too formal. And comfy, cosy outdoor cushions mustn’t be forgotten. Seating systems are particularly practical as they have been designed to be easily rearranged, again and again.

An easy and relaxed atmosphere can also be created on a balcony or terrace by airy webbed furniture, with pieces that are elegantly formed and have fine structural lines that create a fascinating play of light and shadow. There are a number of different types of these filigree pieces – from furniture made of parquetry or having rungs to pieces with textile webbing or metallic latticework. In the course of all this, one classic style in particular is enjoying a renaissance – the spaghetti chair. New materials are opening up fresh design possibilities for manufacturers helping to drive this trend.