As we look toward the future of outdoor living, it’s clear that technology and style will continue to merge in exciting ways. In 2023, we see innovative products combined with practicality, style, elegance, and comfort, making outdoor spaces functional and enjoyable. These emerging trends will transform how we think about outdoor living, from smart-tech outdoor lighting, including a solar and battery hybrid, to stylish stacking chairs, horizontal low fire pits, outdoor accent tables, and innovative cushion materials. Read on to discover these hottest trends!
Smart Outdoor Technology
The outdoor living space is experiencing a rise in technology-integrated products, including smart lighting systems, outdoor speakers, and solar lights that are Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled. We are also seeing options for umbrella lights with LED built-in lights that can be conveniently operated by plug-in or battery packs, and some models even come with the added convenience of attaching to umbrella poles or being placed on tables.
An extremely popular smart outdoor product we carry in our showrooms is Treasure Garden’s portable EVO Dual-Light Sound Pod. This innovative multi-functional umbrella and table light features crisp surround sound Bluetooth speakers and changeable LED lights that add ambiance and entertainment to any outdoor setting. The EVO Dual-Light Sound Pod is a must-have for anyone who wants to take their outdoor living experience to the next level, combining smart technology with style and innovation.
Stacking chairs are a must-have for outdoor living spaces in 2023. Not only are they incredibly practical, but their sleek and modern design adds a touch of sophistication to any setting. With the ability to stack multiple chairs on each other, these chairs provide an excellent space-saving solution, making them perfect for smaller patios or balconies. And while they may be lightweight and easy to move around, stacking chairs maintain comfort and style.
Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply lounging in the sun, these versatile chairs offer the best of both worlds – convenience and elegance – ensuring that your outdoor living space is functional and beautiful.
Low Fire Pits Using Horizontal Gas Tanks
These sleek and modern fire pits are designed to be horizontal and low to the ground, creating a cozy and intimate atmosphere for any outdoor gathering while using the same 20-gallon fuel tanks as regular upright tanks. Unlike traditional wood-burning fire pits, these gas-powered models offer greater flexibility and convenience, allowing you to adjust the flame height or turn off the fire quickly. And with their unique horizontal gas tanks, these fire pits are both practical and stylish, adding a contemporary flair to your outdoor living space.
We are seeing more manufacturers creating new styles, sizes, and shapes for lower-height fire pit tables, including small 36″ round to large 36×72 rectangles. It’s the perfect piece to create an inviting ambiance in your backyard or patio area.
Outdoor Accent Tables
When creating a stylish and functional outdoor living space, accent tables are an essential piece of furniture. With their versatility and wide range of designs, you can easily mix and match to create your unique designer look or find one that complements your existing decor.
These tables add form and function to your space, serving as great conversational pieces while providing a practical surface for drinks, snacks, and decor. Whether you’re looking for a small table or a more significant size to serve as a centerpiece for your outdoor seating area, outdoor accent tables are one hot product trending in 2023.
Innovative Outdoor Cushion Materials
Innovative outdoor cushion materials prioritizing function, comfort, and style are also emerging as a popular trend this year. Sunbrella Rain is a fabric specifically treated with a waterproof coating that can be used for quick-dry cushions. This innovative material repels water, making it an excellent choice for outdoor cushions in Southwest Florida with those quick-passing summer showers.
Reticulated foam is another new material used in quality outdoor cushions that allows water to pass through quickly, preventing mold and mildew buildup. This type of foam is highly responsive, providing extra bounce and preventing sagging over time. With reticulated foam, there’s no need for a dacron wrap, making it more cost-effective while still providing comfortable seating
Shop these 2023 Outdoor Product Trends at Elegant Outdoor Living
These product trends are all about enhancing your outdoor living experience with smart technology, functional furniture, and stylish accents. Be sure to visit any of our Southwest Florida showrooms in Bonita Springs, Naples, and Sarasota to shop for these trends. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff can help you find the perfect products to elevate your outdoor living space and create an oasis you’ll love spending time in for years to come.