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Patio Furniture Trends for 2018

It's almost patio season! If you're in the market for new patio furniture or just want a new look for your outdoor space, you need to know what's in and what's out. Here's a look at 12 hot patio furniture trends for the upcoming summer season.

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Mixing Materials

This season, you’ll see patio furniture that mixes materials, such as metal and wood instead of a single material, such as wicker.

Here are 12 incredible pieces of DIY outdoor furniture you can make yourself.

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Add a Ceiling Fan

If you have a covered deck or patio, bring it up-to-date by adding a ceiling fan. If you haven’t installed a ceiling fan before, rest easy—you can do it yourself in less than a day. And then you’ll be comfortable even on the hottest of days.

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Colorful Cushions


Think bright and bold when it comes to fabrics for your patio furniture cushions in 2018. Yellows, reds and pinks will pop against all that natural greenery. Prevent your patio furniture cushions from going airborne on windy days with this simple IKEA hack.

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Large Dining Tables


The days of small, bistro-style dining tables on the deck and patio are over and large-scale square and rectangular tables are hot.

Go big with this build-it-yourself outdoor dining table with room for a crowd.

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Add a Daybed


You’ll be the epitome of relaxation when lounging in a daybed on your deck or patio. Try a circular daybed, or make a hanging daybed from pallet boards. Need a place to hang a daybed? Learn how to build a pergola.

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Plenty of Table Space


You’ll see patio furniture configurations that offer the convenience of plenty of table space to rest drinks, snacks and other outdoor necessities.

Here are 5 outdoor tables you can make.

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Lots of Pillows


Bring the coziness of the indoors out by adding plenty of pillows to your patio furniture. Outdoor pillows take a beating from the sun and Mother Nature, so either store them in doors at night, or replace them every few years. Use a mix of colors and patterns to create an entertaining space you’ll want to hang out in all summer long.

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Swing Time


Porch swings never go out of style. Looking for a different design? Here are 10 pretty porch swings you’ll want to consider for your front porch!

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Get in the Shade


If you prefer an umbrella to a pergola, here are tips for buying the perfect patio umbrella.

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Don’t Forget the Accessories


If new patio furniture is not in your budget this year, update the look with a few new accessories. Add candles, lanterns and flowers. Or, build your own raised patio planter for colorful flowers or a patio herb garden.

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Let There Be Light


There are plenty of stylish options when it comes to outdoor lighting trends. Hang some globe lights over your patio furniture or hang string lights from a deck railing to add a soft glow to your outdoor space.