If 2020 was the year for grow-your-own veggies and installing backyard chooks maybe 2021 should be the time to look at revamping our outdoor living spaces as a happy place to share and enjoy the fruits of our labours with family and friends.
There's a slew of funky new outdoor furniture
designs available for dining, poolside relaxation and curling up with a good book, so start planning a backyard boost. After all, our travel and holiday plans may be restricted for some time yet, so why not turn our backyards into suitably swank or fun spaces to holiday at home?
Here are some of the most popular outdoor design trends for 2021 to inspire you!
1. Inflatable outdoor furniture
The fabulously funky Yomi by MOJOW is a transparent inflatable
Yomi metal-frame inflatable armchair by LimeLace
TPU armchair with a contemporary black metal frame. This trendy club chair is perfect for the garden or patio and will complement any modern setting - indoors or outdoors. The timeless shape of this inflatable chair plays tribute to the great design names of the 20th Century and is available in transparent, crystal black, crystal pink, crystal orange, crystal green, opaque black, opaque white and opaque red.
MOJOW furniture can be assembled and disassembled in a few minutes, then moved or stored easily. An electric pump is included with each chair. The Yomi range is made of strong, eco-friendly TPU and is easy to inflate.
The transparent Yomi can be personalised by filling it with any solid objects you like, before inflating the cushions all the way. Feathers, glitter, branded items, you can create your own look! The Yomi Collection includes chairs, sofas, coffee tables and a dining table with bench seats.
View Yomi chair @ LimeLace
2. Swing Seats
Through a contemporary interpretation of the traditional swing, the Fable Swing
by Essential Home
brings a luxury element to poolside or patio. Lacquered stainless steel and copper joints hold an inviting floating sofa, available in a wide colour array of water repellent polyester fibre. This swing seat will elevate your outdoor decor with its simple elegance.
Fable Swing | A nature paradise for a luxury outdoor look by My Face
3. Rattan Furniture
Martini Chair in Antique Brown Rattan by Oz Design Furniture
Rattan is a vine native to South East Asia that is an environmentally sustainable material. The Martini rattan chair epitomises a relaxed coastal style vibe. A rounded natural rattan frame paired with a woven rattan seat make this a practical yet stylish addition to your home, indoors or out.
This elegant chair is finished in a light Antique Brown stain. The Martini chair is available with a fabric seat cushion.
The Verandah Rattan Chair in white wash rattan has been skilfully used to create this coastal inspired armchair.
4. French bistro furniture
Traditional French bistro furniture is enjoying huge popularity for indoors and out. Bring a touch of Parisian chic to your own backyard with Satara Australia's Tide range of French bistro furniture featuring a mix of rattan and round core synthetic weave.
Tide Dining Arm Chair Navy and White by Satara Australia
5. Rope Chair
Create a retro vibe with rope furniture such as this cone chair by OK Design. Durable and available in a range of bright colours, these retro pieces are perfect for adding a pop of colour to balconies, courtyards and more.
Condesa Chair by OK Design.
Bentley Outdoor Dining Chair by April & Oak Acacia wood has been buffed and shaped to make the base and legs of the chair, attaching to twisted rope pieces that make the back and sides.
6. Candle Lanterns
This woven wooden candle lantern from Lights4Fun is just an example of the huge range of outdoor candle lanterns to choose from to add a warm glow to your outdoor living space on summer evenings. Use with wax candles, faux candles like those shown above, or solar lights.
This large Summerville Lantern
with its polished brass finish and hand weaved rattan panels will add the perfect evening glow to any home.
7. Batik's Back!...Maybe It Never Went
Cushy and comfy is the new rule for outdoor lounging with plenty of choices in plush ottomans and plump floor cushions to choose from in beautiful outdoor fabrics like the batik shown here.
"Batik" originally has its traditional origin around 1000 AD, this technique was invented on the Indonesian island of Java. In Southeast Asia, tie-dyed clothing was considered a treasure and when done well it can be beautiful but of course there are some tragic batik's out there.
I think you will agree this Badu Batik outdoor lounge from German company H.O.C.K, looks so vibrant it brings all the holiday feels right into your home. I can see myself sinking into that cushion for the long haul!
Retro, natural or classic – there's outdoor furniture to create the vibe you want to create in your own backyard. These top seven outdoor design trends for 2021 are just a sample of the exciting and inspiring designs available!