Homeowners who need a quality concrete pool deck or patio contractor in Rochester, NY, turn to Gruttadaurio Masonry. But what you place on top of the concrete is just as important. If you’re curious as to what the latest outdoor furniture and furnishings will be in 2023 for patios and pool decks, you've come to the right place. We combed the latest outdoor living trends from designers and style experts, including takeaways from the April 2023 High Point Market event held in North Carolina. (The High Point Market is the world’s largest wholesale home furnishings show open to retailers and design professionals only.) If you're in the market for new furniture and décor for your concrete patio or pool deck, we’ve got the lowdown on what designers are focusing on for 2023 and beyond.
1. Curves and Soft Shapes
Curves and rounded shapes have made their way from indoor design trends to outdoor patios and pool decks in 2023. This design trend borrows lines and finishes from the natural world and offers a relaxing, calming, and welcoming atmosphere. Hard lines and boxy furniture have not disappeared from the market, but designers will surely include curves in their design strategy.
2. Timeless Blue
Blue. It’s in the sky, in flowers, and just may be in the eyes of someone you love, You'll also find copious amounts of blue being used in patio furniture, textiles, lighting, and other finishes in 2023. So, if you love the color blue, you'll have a lot of furnishing options to choose from this year.
3. Teak Wood Furniture
Teak can withstand all types of weather conditions. Its natural oils repel water and keep it from warping, cracking, or becoming brittle. If left alone without a varnish or sealer, the wood will age gracefully and develop a lovely patina with subtle graying. If you want your teak to always look fresh and new, you can apply a sealer.
Note: Teak is a tropical hardwood that’s susceptible to over-harvesting, but many manufacturers are committed to making sure their teak is plantation-grown, FSC-certified or both. FSC stands for the Forest Stewardship Council and certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
4. Resort Style Living at Home
For backyard patios and poolside areas, designers are embracing the ‘vacation at home’ style by using cabana stripe prints, tropical textiles and plants, fringed umbrellas, and bright pops of fruity colors. Think of including tropical plants in colorful pots, a water feature, or even an outdoor bed in your outdoor design strategy and you'll never want to leave your backyard.
5. Layered Lighting
For many years now, Edison bulb string lighting has been the go-to way to illuminate your patio and outdoor living spaces at night. String lights are still going strong, but we’re seeing designers create spaces with a multi-layered lighting approach. Think about adding chic chandeliers, pendant lighting over dining areas, path lighting, sconces, and rechargeable lanterns that will allow you to enjoy your outdoor living areas deep into the night.
6. Heating Things Up in Style
The days of large, clunky patio heaters are becoming less popular and are being replaced with more stylish outdoor heating elements. Fire pits are always going to be a timeless way to relax on a chilly night with friends. But, in 2023 you'll be seeing more table-top fire pits fueled by ethanol, and sleek gas-burning or large wood-burning tables that include covers that turn them into cocktail tables when not being used for heating.
7. Hanging Chairs, Benches, and Hammocks
If you have fond memories as a kid of getting pushed on a swing or swaying in a hammock, then you may want take advantage of the hanging furniture design trend. Hanging porch chairs have been a trend for a long time, but every year furniture designers are creating new ways of hanging around. In 2023, you'll have plenty of options to choose from including hanging pod chairs, hammocks, benches, and even outdoor beds! Hanging furniture makes the perfect setting for reading, spending some alone time, or just relaxing with a tall glass of homemade lemonade.
8. Manmade Weaves
The natural look in indoor and outdoor furniture is still going strong in 2023. Furniture materials made specifically for outdoor use include faux rattan, cane, and other natural-looking weaves and fibers. This type of furniture can give your patio or pool deck a tropical, bohemian, or casual feel—depending on how you accessorize it.
9. Light and Airy
Using lightweight powder-coated steel or wrought iron furniture won’t obscure the view of your landscaped backyard, and will give your patio an airy feel. These types of metal are also rust-resistant and low maintenance. Mix and match chair cushions and add potted plants for pops of color.
10. Elevated Styles in Outdoor Rugs
It used to be that outdoor rugs felt like plastic and weren't even comfortable to walk on in bare feet. But today, high-performance rugs can look and feel as good as their indoor counterparts. You can choose rugs with interesting variations in piles and exaggerated textures. Outdoor rugs available today can make your patio feel as comfortable and stylish as an indoor living room.
Mark Gruttadaurio and his team wish you and your family a spectacular spring and summer and hope that your concrete patio or pool deck designed and installed by Gruttadaurio Masonry, will play even a small part your outdoor enjoyment. If you’re thinking about updating your backyard living space with concrete flooring, contact us through our website’s CONTACT form or give us a call at (315) 310-7193.