Summer Outdoor Living Trends: 2017 Edition

It’s that time of year again when the sun is shining, the grill is hot and the living is easy in Ohio. That means spending as much time outdoors as possible, and if you’re lucky, you’ve got a terrific outdoor set up for enjoying those long summer days.

What makes a great outdoor living space these days? Well, here are some of the top warm weather outdoor living trends for 2017.


Outdoor Furniture Upgraded

Now with so many designer collaborations, outdoor furniture has gone glamorous and is much more like indoor furniture as far as the choice of finishes and fabrics available. “Indoor looking” outdoor furniture is on the rise this year.

Edible Gardens

Home gardens that put edibles like lettuces and herbs front and center are on trend right now. Using plants that are edible as well as beautiful has been popular in urban landscapes for years, now home gardens in all locales are jumping onboard.


Non-Traditional Colors

While natural materials are still in vogue, bright and punchy colors are all the rage for patio furniture this year. Chairs, loungers and tables in every hue are available. Some of our favorite pieces come in ocean blue, red and jade green.

Places to Play

These days play comes in all sizes and the outdoor living trend is towards play areas for adults and pets as well as children. Bocce courts, pet play areas and fire pits are all big in outdoor living right now.


Oversize Patio Umbrellas

Big retro patio umbrellas, a la Palm Springs, are very hot this summer – or should we say cool? Spending a day under a brightly striped umbrella sounds like a very cool way to lounge around this summer.


When you build a new home with Parkview Homes, you can customize it for your individual lifestyle - it is truly a custom home. That means you can build space for an outdoor kitchen, deck, pool or whatever would make your outdoor living dreams come true. So no matter what outdoor living trends you’re into, you can build your home, your way for decades of memorable summers to come.