Outdoor room trends

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(NC)—This summer, many Canadians may be considering staying closer to home and enjoying more time with family and friends right in their own backyard. With a wide assortment of affordable yet stylish products, the outdoor room team at Canadian Tire has the following trends to help homeowners create the perfect relaxing and stylish backyard.

Comfortable furniture is vital to creating a relaxing outdoor space. When choosing outdoor pieces, approach the selection the same way you would with indoor furniture. Look for items that are both stylish and comfortable. Available at Canadian Tire is the enso daybed – ideal for curling up with a good book or for using as a couch for guests.

Due to its versatile seating options, modular furniture continues to be a popular trend in patio collections. The enso conversation set, available at Canadian Tire, includes pieces that can be separated or combined with other sets to fit any size and shape backyard. Made with a resin wicker base, the enso conservation set features brightly-coloured thick, red cushions that inject colour and life into any space.


An emerging trend in outdoor rooms is conversation sets that can be used for both relaxing and dining. They often have cushioned seats for optimal comfort, while still conveying a contemporary and stylish look. Canadian Tire has some great conversation sets this season, in particular, the jameson la-z-boy collection which allows for superior comfort and relaxation.

Whether it be solar LED’s, battery-operated lights, string lights or candles, creating ambience is essential for outdoors. Use lights to illuminate a pathway, create a fun visual for a party or set the mood for an intimate dinner party. Candles or lanterns can be grouped together on tabletops, placed about the yard or deck, by the poolside or staggered down a stairway. Solar lighting is a particularly good option as it not only helps homeowners save money on their electricity bill, but is also convenient, turning on and off automatically.

Add that personal flair to your outdoor space with accessories such as lawn ornaments, and stepping stones. Complete the look for dinner parties by choosing a coordinated, acrylic dining set complete with tableware, stemware, placemats and napkins.

Outdoor art such as wall plaques and ornaments also add interest and personality to any space. While you don’t want to clutter your look by choosing too many pieces, selecting a couple of unique signature products will help bring out your personality and take your stylish backyard to a whole new level.

Finally, if you are decorating on a budget conscious wallet, choose furniture with timeless frame colours such as taupe, chocolate brown or black and update or refresh the look by adding colour with new throw cushions.