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Given our balmy climate and long love affair with the outdoors, it’s not surprising that more than ever Aussies are making their outdoor areas an extension of their interior living spaces. French doors and bi-folds allow living rooms to spill directly out to decks and terraces. This indoor–outdoor layout adds considerable value to homes and is a lifestyle trend that’s here to stay. Even more so, the nation is also embracing their outdoor-decorating flair. Monica Porter, our Early Settler buyer, has unearthed the hottest outdoor furniture style trends for 2019.

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 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 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.

Outdoor furniture style trends for 2019
Outdoor furniture style trends for 2019 with the Calico

BACK TO NATURE

Earthy materials — particularly those with an eco-friendly agenda — are becoming more sought-after than ever. Richly grained hardwood, reclaimed timbers, the rattan look and soft neutral tones are the trend in outdoor living spaces. The Reclaimed Teak Cross-Leg Table is made from sustainably-source hardwood from South-East Asia and it’s the ultimate entertainer for warm family gatherings for clans of all sizes, available in 2.6 metres, 3.2 metres and a whopping 4 metres in length. You can invite the entire extended family around for Christmas lunch on this beauty.

Buyer’s Picks | Outdoor furniture with the Reclaimed Teak

Industrial influences

Much-adored in our interiors over the recent years, in 2019 the industrial look is moving out to our decks and balconies. It’s also found a fun fusion with the retro chic of mid-century design. Hardwearing powder-coated metals and all-weather wicker pieces in urban designs are finding their place in our outdoor-living areas and infusing the space with cosmopolitan chic. Marble and concrete-look dining tables like the Hayman also bring the metro vibe to outdoor areas and can be stylishly paired with any chair. The Sila sofa set blends contemporary design with a 1950s curve. We’ve got lots of tips on alfresco entertaining with edge.

Outdoor furniture style trends for 2019 with the Hayman
Buyer’s Picks | Outdoor furniture with the Silas

Mix & 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 our Mix & Match collection and still enjoy the package-deal price.

Outdoor furniture style trends for 2019 with the Bondi & Cate
Buyer’s Picks | Outdoor furniture with the Kanto and Cate
Buyer’s Picks | Outdoor furniture with the Marson
Outdoor furniture style trends for 2019 with the Noosa & Romy

Colourful corners

This year’s on-trend colours are blues, greens and burnt orange. Add a splash of colour to your outdoor living space with cushions, side tables and outdoor rugs. Inspired by the love of resort-style settings, our lively cushion collection screams of the jungle and tropical paradises. Among the selection are flowers, palm leaves and animal prints in cool shades of greens and blues with exciting pops of pinks. Add to these the adorable Poppit side table / stool, which comes in funky glazed turquoise, orange and charcoal.

Outdoor furniture style trends for 2019 with the Villa

cosy fire pits

Quickly becoming an Aussie essential, fire pits are one of the hottest elements for outdoor living in 2019 (yep, pun intended). They are especially ideal for those who love entertaining all year round.

Outdoor furniture style trends for 2019 with the Burnley

French Garden

Always elegant, the classic French garden look has had a revival in 2019. “It’s about timeless sophistication, cottage gardens and tea parties,” says Monica. Pairing provincial charm with Parisian chic, among our new range are intricately scrolled metalwork pieces with hardy powder coating, such as the Trivoli gazebo, while the Roman Stone table is perfect for your afternoon entertaining.

Outdoor furniture style trends for 2019 with the Roman Stone & Manette

READY TO GET STARTED?

Browse our new-season collection online to check out the outdoor furniture style trends for 2019. Or visit us in person at your local Early Settler store. Our friendly team is on hand to help with styling advice to get your outdoor area looking snazzy for summer!

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