The greatest advance in outdoor furniture is the creation of new durable outdoor fabrics, specifically solution dyed acrylics such as Sunbrella. These fabrics have opened a window to designers and manufacturers for the creation of complex and sophisticated designs for cushions and sling material for seating and dining.
No longer confined to simple solids and stripes, it has allowed designers to achieve their goal of marrying the inside and outside of their clients’ homes. This trend has given rise to the incorporation of upholstered seating for the outdoors. The durability of these fabrics meets the desire of everyone to spend time outdoors in the fresh air. This has been the impetus to the continued growth of outdoor furniture.
Outdoor furniture has always depended on materials that could withstand the elements. From stone to iron to aluminum to resin to wood to vinyl it has now evolved to using combinations of these materials that enhance the look of furniture by contrasting the textures of the materials that are being employed. The net result is increased interest and durability.
These materials, when combined, allow the designer to duplicate natural materials and provide attractive, inviting and comfortable furnishings.
With the advent of all of these choices comes the ability to bring greater options of color and indeed that is what is taking place today. You can now truly marry your outdoor furniture to the interior colors of your home. The latest trend is to use subdued colors for the frames, and background colors of your cushions and to pop the furniture with strongly colored accessories. This makes the furniture inviting, fun and alive.
Over the past several seasons and continuing today is a move to simpler, clean lines in furniture. The move to more contemporary looks is prevailing. Even traditional pieces are taking on a cleaner, more straight-line appearance. The result is more inviting furnishings that do not challenge the eye as much as call you to enjoy the comfort.
Down to Earth Living – Now offering Home Delivery on nearly everything
Down to Earth Living, voted Best of Hudson Valley 2019 for Home Decor, is located on 12.5 acres at 1040 Route 45 in Pomona and is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Down to Earth attracts homeowners to the tri-state with its gracious outdoor living furnishings and award-winning home decor. New for 2020, they now offer home delivery on all items from furniture, to décor to plants, mulch and more.
The nursery and garden center is filled to the rafters with plants, pots, planters, perennials, flowers, shrubs, trees, specimens and more! New arrivals every week. You’ll find everything you need to get your yard and garden blossoming, including better gardening tools, buckets, shovels, trowels, fertilizer, plant food, mulch and more. When it comes to home decor, the little touches can make the biggest differences. Give your home a personal touch by browsing their vast selection of unique and distinctive home decor that you won’t find at any of the big container stores. Whether you’re looking for statues and sculptures, candles and lighting, place settings, birdhouses, vases and planters, or anything else, they are sure to have something that strikes your fancy.
Down to Earth offers the best prices on the largest selection of outdoor and patio furniture anywhere in the NY Metro Area. Their 10,000 square foot showroom features many creative vignettes – and an incredible selection of contemporary, classic, traditional and transitional teak, aluminum and all-weather dining and deep seating furniture, as well as gas fire pits. Choose from the most-trusted manufacturers in the business.
For value, selection and friendly, knowledgeable service year-round, visit Down to Earth Living – Your Source for Gracious Outdoor Living. Down to Earth Living is open 9am – 5pm daily and can be reached by phone at 845-354-8500 or via their website at www.dteliving.com and be sure to check their website for spring gardening workshops!