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Zillow announces top outdoor trends for 2016

Posted by Vintage Oaks
09.23.16

Topics: New Homebuilding Trends, Real Estate Industry Trends

Today, Zillow Digs revealed the top outdoor living trends for summer 2016, and the three fads to ditch from last year. The results were published in the Zillow Digs Home Trend Forecast, a report that combines data from a survey of leading interior designers and an analysis of the most popular photos on Zillow Digs.

So what are this season’s biggest trends? The results might surprise you!

Top Three Outdoor Patio Trends for 2016:

1. The “New” Concrete

Typically mixed with fiberglass and resin for a softer look, concrete will show up in anything from coffee tables to tastefully stamped concrete patio floors, designers predict. While this may seem like a surprising trend to some, experts say homeowners will gravitate towards the material’s sleek, contemporary vibe and all-weather functionality.

Photo via Pottery Barn on Zillow Digs. Click to see more on Zillow Digs.

2. Teak Furniture

From Adirondack chairs to modern platform seating, furniture made from teak or other natural wood will take outdoor living by storm. Design experts predict teak furniture to often include elements of stainless steel or concrete, delivering a fresh, modern twist.

Photo via D for Design on Zillow Digs. Click to see more on Zillow Digs.

3. Aqua and Tangerine

Aquamarine will be the most popular statement color for summer 2016, with pops of tangerine for a sunny contrast. From throw pillows to umbrellas, expect to see these vibrant hues popping up in a variety of materials and textures this season.

Photo via Studio Ten 25 on Zillow Digs. Click to see more on Zillow Digs. 

Three Fads to Forget:

1. Wrought Iron Furniture

Ornate patio sets are headed out of style, as summer 2016 is all about simplicity and clean lines. Instead, homeowners will gravitate toward more modern furniture adorned with plush pillows and throw blankets for a stylish, yet comfortable vibe.

Photo via home on Zillow. Click to see more on Zillow Digs.

2. High-Maintenance Lawns

This season homeowners will move away from designing outdoor spaces that require expensive, year-round maintenance. Instead, they will spend their time and energy creating a comfortable, curated outdoor living space that feels like an extension of their home.

Photo via home on Zillow. Click to see on Zillow Digs.

3. Floral Patterns

Intricate patterns, especially florals, are overdone and quickly fading out of style. Instead, designers predict a rise in solid, yet vibrant colors like tangerine and aquamarine to take center stage.

Photo via home on Zillow. Click to see on Zillow Digs.
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