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The hottest trends in outdoor decor

Author: Canadian Living

Home & Garden

The hottest trends in outdoor decor

After surviving the winter, summer's arrival is a welcome respite from harsh climes. And that means it's time to head outdoors and soak up the sun's rays and warm temperatures while they last.

Warm weather in Canada is synonymous with backyard barbecues and patio parties. As you prepare to take the party outside, find out how to make your outdoor area chic and comfortable as possible. We checked in with Eric Berthold, vice president at PC Home, to find out what's hot in outdoor decor for spring and summer.

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CanadianLiving.com: What's hot in outdoor decor for spring and summer?
Eric Berthold: Classic organic colours with brightness and fun brought through
accessories and toss cushions. Also, fire pits, chat sets and outdoor rooms.

CL.com: What's on trend when it comes to outdoor furniture?
EB: Metal frames with thick, juicy cushions, tones of grey and weathered woods.

CL.com: Colours?
EB: Neutrals with accents in toss cushions.

CL.com: Fabrics?
EB: Bold awning stripes and canvas fabrics.

CL.com: Outdoor accessories?
EB:
Outdoor accent rugs and fire pits.

CL.com: What's the season's must-have outdoor accessory or piece of furniture?
EB:
This season's must-have outdoor accessory is a fire pit and Muskoka chair!

Easy accents
Turning your backyard into an outdoor oasis is easy with the simple addition of inexpensive accessories that can set the mood. Berthold suggests the following as a quick way to spruce up your outdoor space:

• Lanterns
• Candles
• Hurricanes
• Lighting in trees
• Fire pits
• Outdoor carpets

Whether you're throwing a backyard barbecue bash for the whole block or just enjoying a simple dinner al fresco, we're sure you'll enjoy a backyard that's both stylish and serviceable.

Natalie Bahadur is the Senior Editor of styleathome.com and is a regular contributor to canadianliving.com.

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