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What's hot for summer

If you want to update your outdoor space for summertime, you don't need to buy all new furniture and decor. Instead, change cushions, fabrics and accessories to create a whole new look. Let's explore some of the latest outdoor furniture trends for summer.

What's hot for summer

Bold stripes

Bold stripes in fun colors are all the rage. If you have neutral outdoor furniture, spice things up with striped awnings, cushions, throw pillows and towels. You can snag these red and yellow striped outdoor pillows at Target for just $30 a pair. Also don't be afraid to mix patterns this season. Florals and plaids can blend together nicely as long as they are in similar or complementary color schemes.

What's hot for summer

Turquoise and lime

Turquoise blue and lime green come together beautifully for a tropical appeal that is colorful without being too overpowering. Try out this color scheme on everything from couch fabrics to dishes. We adore the Bobby Flay outdoor dinnerware collection in shades of turquoise, aqua and lime green. These dishes are the perfect way to add a fun splash to your outdoor table. This collection of dinnerware is made from durable, dishwasher-safe melamine. Right now, the pieces from this collection are on sale at Kohl's, ranging in price from $4-$20.

What's hot for summer

Layered linens

Speaking of your table, when it comes to table linens, layer bold colors — such as a bright orange overlays and napkins partnered with hot pink placemats and glassware. Look for vintage fabrics at Etsy for tablecloths. We love this orange seersucker plaid fabric, just $23 from the QuiteSimply Etsy shop and this orange polka dot tablecloth (seen above), $20 from justalittlefavor on Etsy.

What's hot for summer

Unique lighting

Small touches can make a huge difference when decorating and lighting your outdoor space. When choosing lighting, pick out-of-the-ordinary pieces in unique shapes and designs. You'll adore these pineapple hurricane lanterns on sale now at Frontgate for $80. They'll cast a gentle glow over outdoor parties and dinners, and they will be quite a conversation piece.

What's hot for summer

Stone tabletops

Outdoor dining tables with stone tops are hot this season, especially when partnered with comfy chairs in vibrant fabrics. For small spaces, add a bistro table instead. This stone art patio bistro table is a bargain at just $160 from Home Depot.

What's hot for summer

Deep sofas

If you are in the market for a new outdoor sofa set, make sure it's comfortable and deep. At Kmart, you can get this Royston 4-piece deep seating set discounted from $1,500 to just $810. This set features two cushioned chairs, a cushioned loveseat and a coffee table. Created from all-weather resin wicker, this furniture is perfect for outdoors or in your sunroom.

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