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5 Current Design Trends for Outdoor Spaces


Vacations always seem to end too quickly, but you shouldn’t have to travel far from home to feel pampered and refreshed. Even though we’ve returned to regular travel and vacation getaways, the trend of creating a luxurious escape in your own backyard is here to stay. The latest outdoor design trends feature lots of color, softened lines and personal touches with a curated feel. Here are a few of the ways Tuuci parasols can help you incorporate these design trends into your own space and create the feel of a vacation destination every time you step outdoors.

IN: Lavish Embellishments

Instead of modern minimalism, the latest trends put luxury on full display. Current outdoor trends focus on details that evoke a sense of glamour and maximalism. Form doesn’t need to strictly follow function—give yourself permission to add design features simply because they’re beautiful and bring you joy. For example, adding cord fringe and tassels to your canopies will create whimsy and romance, for a luxurious resort feel in your private outdoor spaces.

IN: Playful Patterns

Your personal escape should be uniquely your own. Instead of the standard-order furnishings found in every box store, incorporate personal design choices with your own custom fabrics and finishes. Adding color and pattern can be as bold or subtle as you wish. Tuuci’s High Performance Textiles can be screen-printed with virtually any design, and double-sided canopies allow you to place more adventurous choices proudly on display or tucked beneath the parasol for more personal enjoyment.

IN: Rounded Edges

Straight lines and harsh edges have been replaced with soft curves and unique shapes. We want outdoor spaces to wrap us in cozy comfort and one way to accomplish this is with a Scalloped or Roman Valance to add elegance with a touch of femininity. Natural wood finishes like Tuuci’s Aluma-TEAK perfectly complement this softness and your natural surroundings.

IN: Outdoor Sculptures

Your outdoor spaces should be as artful as the rest of your home. Artistic elements and distinctive, sculptural shapes can be incorporated in a variety of pieces, from side tables and chairs to lighting and shade fixtures. Beyond their inherent function, these add a personal, curated feel to your space and make it uniquely your own. Tuuci’s Stingray shade sculpture is inspired by the beautiful lines and movement of its namesake, combining an artful focal point with shady comfort.

IN: Striking Color Combinations

Rather than predictable neutrals, the latest trends aren’t shying away from color. Whether you embrace this trend with alternating color panels or an overall pattern that puts energetic color on full display, the options are virtually limitless with Tuuci High Performance Textiles. If bold, primary colors aren’t your style, soft tones inspired by the natural environment are also on-trend and create a more relaxed, leisurely feeling in the space.

Overall, this year’s outdoor design trends have moved away from short-term furnishings and disposable materials that won’t last more than a season or two. Investing in durable, high performance products will help you enjoy your relaxing outdoor spaces for years to come, saving you both time and money in the long run. Your backyard—and the planet—will thank you.

Tuuci offers a variety of shade structures and canopy enhancements to help you personalize your space. Explore outdoor design trends by using the new Virtual Shade Studio, Tuuci’s powerful visualization tool to create a luxurious destination right at home.  Contact a dealer near you and start enjoying your own relaxing retreat.

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