The fluidity of contemporary style can seem like a fleeting concept but when contextualized against modern design elements such as crisp lines, warm neutrals, and spatial balance a clear picture of the aesthetic begins to emerge. Modern spaces rely on a mixture of textures and organic materials that’s made room for concrete to take space as a popular design element. As patios have evolved as extensions of the homes interior they have become their own type outdoor room. Concrete outdoor furniture has become an increasingly popular material for urban dwellings and provides modular forms for the space that are illustrated by linear lines and tailored edges, creating a contemporary patio that can be enjoyed season after season.
Teak Warehouses’ line of concrete furniture is a composite blend of concrete and resin, the glass-reinforced composite is about 50 percent lighter than pure concrete allowing movement to be more convenient. The concrete is likely to develop surface cracking over time while being exposed to the elements, however, these changes are purely superficial and do not affect the integrity of the furniture.
Let’s look at a few ways to incorporate concrete to your contemporary patio.
A contemporary patios progressive spirit can find balance by incorporating grade-a teak wood for a material contrast. The honey toned grade-a teak wood appears highlighted against the concretes soothing grey surface without overpowering one another. For an al fresco dining experience, placing a concrete dining table like the Raw Concrete Dining Table on your patio along with the Neil Teak Outdoor Dining Chair, confidently combines as the shapes and materials work to build a visual symmetry. Adding a grey toned umbrella to the space like the Mauritius Cantilever Umbrella made with Neptune™ performance fabric will give your patio tonal continuity while keeping the space cool and comfortable.
Soften your contemporary hardscape with earthy accents only nature can create. Bringing natural elements to a contemporary patio adds texture and a pop of color to an otherwise monochromatic palette. Enhance your seating area by using a concrete garden bench like the Raw Modern Lightweight Outdoor Concrete Bench by situating concrete planters filled with oversized plants to add visual interest to your space. Concrete planters like the Sienna Raw Concrete Round Planters or the Raw Concrete Rectangle Planters are perfect to use in multiples in their varying sizes for a pleasing play of height and shape. If you have additional space, consider including a concrete fire pit like the Contempo Round Fire Pit for an undeniably modern accent.
With our summer vacations awaiting us in our backyards it’s the perfect time to make changes that inspire. Contemporary outdoor furniture is versatile and extremely well built making it easy to add your own personal details that you can enjoy year after year. Teak Warehouse is open 7 days a week and our knowledgeable staff is eager to assist you in your exterior project. To schedule an appointment to visit our showroom, please call 800.343.7707 or if you have any questions or would like to request a quote, please email us at [email protected] to get started today!