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Summer 16 Interior Design Trends: Outdoors Are Coming In

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Recently several of the top interior design publications put together a list of the 2016 summer interior design trends. The hotly anticipated trends feature a whole host of new and innovative techniques to bring your own homes to life. There was a trend on the list that we feel is worth mentioning in a bit more detail as it is being tipped as one of the most dominating changes. That change is moving your outdoor furniture, inside!

On the surface this may seem odd but you shouldn’t be surprised to begin to see more and more outdoor furniture and fabrics making their way into peoples houses this summer. With more and more people expanding their homes to add conservatories and orangery’s, they looking to utilize their new spaces with long lasting, quality materials. So to give you a bit more of an insight into this move, we’ve listed the reasons why people are getting behind this trend!

The Fabrics

People on the search for a new sofa often sieve through hundreds of options but struggle to find the right suite that has the fabric or even colour it comes in. With inadequate options, they struggle to get the ideal piece so they settle for less.

The wonderful thing about rattan furniture is that you have the versatility. You can pick the fabric you want and with a greater variety of patterns, styles, textures and colours, the home owner has a lot to choose from when they face the decision. You have the ability to get a tailor made piece of furniture, that has the soft touch and fantastic look their seeking.

Durable Designs

This is the factor that is carry the most weight for this trend. If you have a house full of children or are a proud owner of animals, your furniture goes through a lot. Those high traffic spaces in your home take a constant bombardment and inevitably your furniture begins to tire after being subjected to it for so long. Whether its rips, stains, chips or colour fades, your sofas can’t escape the damage despite your best efforts.

What has now been discovered is that outdoor furniture is a great solution for this issue. As its designed to take treacherous weather in its stride, people are finding its highly easy to clean so those red wine spills or muddy trainers won’t be a problem. As outdoor furniture no longer looks like a basic traditional set up, these more luxurious ranges have advanced designs that look great indoors and the bit is that they’ll continue to look new after months and even year of wear and tear.


When it boils down to it, as attractive as your furniture is, it ultimately needs to be practical and beneficial to its users. As mentioned, cane furniture is easy to clean and easy to move for those times you decide to rearrange your layout out and even when you begrudgingly do the vacuuming! As it will stay looking good for so long, the beauty of the trend is that if you do want a change further down the line to a new sofa set, you can just simply place your outdoor furniture back outside, effectively solving two problems in one.

Another benefit to the user is the price. Investing in a sofa is not a cheap affair. If you need an affordable solution, its quickly apparent that you can use rattan as a cheaper alternative. As the quality is maintained for longer and the price is a fraction of that of a full sofa set, it is no wonder why this has been one of the bigger driving factors in interior design trend.

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