Design Trend – Modern Outdoor Furniture

  • 3 minutes
  • 16 September 2021

Over recent years we have seen a definite shift towards making our outdoor spaces an extension of our homes. So, it’s no surprise that modern outdoor furniture has evolved. There is now a multitude of options for every outdoor setting. From outdoor lounges that look like they are for indoors. To occasional chairs for creating a cosy nook. To luxurious dining tables for alfresco dining and so much more. Whichever design aesthetic you prefer, there is something for everyone. So, keep reading and discover some of our favourite outdoor furniture pieces.   

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Modern outdoor furniture should include a lounge  

Enjoying your outdoor space no longer needs to be an uncomfortable experience on a plastic chair. Instead, an outdoor lounge creates a sense of luxury and comfort. Plus, many options are available, whether you’re short on space or creating a complete outdoor room. We’ve found some fantastic outdoor lounges for you, from minimalist styles to coastal design inspired by Three Birds Renovations House 14

Create a getaway outdoors with an occasional chair or bench   

As Three Birds Renovations House 13 beautifully showcases, it’s all about creating zones in your outdoor space. Even with limited space available, a comfortable chair tucked away in a quiet corner is all you need to escape the raucous inside. Alternatively, a few occasional chairs and a side table can add a touch of class poolside. Perfect for watching the kids in the pool or having a cocktail with a friend. A bench is also another great addition to your modern outdoor furniture. A bench can quickly provide extra seating when you have unexpected guests. Plus, a bench is portable and easy to put away when not needed. 

Enjoy the outdoors morning, noon and night with alfresco dining   

Whether you need an intimate table for two or need to fit the whole family, including aunts and uncles, an outdoor dining table is a fantastic addition to any outdoor area. With curved lines playing a big role, especially in coastal design, have you considered a round table? Round tables are also great for smaller spaces.  

Just like lounges, dining tables have come a long way in the modern outdoor furniture stakes. Plastic wicker is no longer the only option, so make the most of the beautiful choices. Also, consider combining materials or contrasting materials like concrete or marble to create a focal point.   

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Complete your modern outdoor furniture with coffee tables and side tables  

Equally important to your modern outdoor furniture are coffee tables and side tables. They are not only practical but complete your design and will complement your chosen aesthetic. Choose from metal, wood, stone or a combination of materials. The wonderful thing about coffee tables is that they come in all shapes, sizes, and aesthetics, so there really is something for everyone. Here are a few of our favourites.   

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Lastly, to choose the perfect modern outdoor furniture, consider your interior design aesthetic and colour palette and extend this outdoors. Alternatively, look for pieces that are complementary and will tie the two areas together. The hardest part will be choosing which piece of outdoor furniture to buy first.