Deep seated sofas and big potted planters are two of the key trends predicted by Pinterest professionals for this summer.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — DTC company Article has teamed up with social media site Pinterest to take offer six key outdoor and design trends to expect this summer.

  1. First off, searches for backyard patio designs are up 13 times and outdoor lantern ideas searches are up 3 times on the Pinterest site. The trend researchers at Pinterest said this year will be ‘all about going all out with outdoor décor.’
  2. Many outdoor furnishings are made with rattan, which doesn’t tend to hold up to the elements well, according to the Pinterest trend gurus. They recommend synthetic wicker, which has more staying power. Since 2021, searches for ‘patio ideas on a budget’ have increased 4 times.
  3. When it comes to color, warm tones such as orange, mustard and terracotta are ‘on trend’ as people look for more vibrant hues, according to the Pinterest trend watchers, who said searches for outdoor furniture in heated hues have seen a rise this year with a 6-time increase in searches for ‘orange patio décor.’
  4. Larger outdoor pieces are also on trend, according to the experts at Pinterest, including deep-seated sofas, sunken lounge areas and outdoor daybeds. Searches for ‘relaxing patio furniture’ saw a 4.5-time increase since last year.
  5. And, people aren’t ignoring the floor, searches for outdoor rugs have increased 20 times since last year, since rugs can often add structure to the area without closing the space.
  6. Many decorators recommend finishing off the area with a large potted plant. Searches for ‘big pots for outdoor plants’ are up 7.8 times this year.

To determine these trends, Pinterest reviewed its global internal search data and compared the periods between Feb. 5 and Mar. 6, 2021, to the period between Feb. 5 and Mar. 6, 2022.

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