SOUTHBURY, CT - (Marketwire - Jun 25, 2012) - Whether you enjoy the soft, pleasurable breeze a screened-in porch allows or like to bask in the daylight sun, creating an outdoor living space is a must. Seasonal patio furniture has changed from the webbing and plastic and matured into what the industry now calls "casual furniture" that extends the space you're living in beautifully for entertaining or just sitting back and relaxing as a family, says Decor&You Founder and President Karen Powell.
"Outdoor living spaces have been gaining enormous popularity over the past few years and I see this trend continuing," says Powell. "People want the convenience of outdoor kitchens, patios and spas, therefore, creating a demand for fun, vibrant outdoor friendly furniture and glorious accessories. And, manufacturers of outdoor living products are incorporating bold colors, exciting prints and interesting finishes on outdoor furniture this year."
According to Powell, the yummiest color of the year is tangerine, which means all shades of orange are popping up in every product, including outdoor lounges, shades and rugs. "Orange radiates warmth and energy," says Powell. "In either indoor or outdoor settings, orange brings a sense of harmony, accenting the natural greens of indoor plants or outdoor landscaping. It's perfect for summer."
In addition, metal, both steel and aluminum, is now more durable and lightweight than ever, and weather resistant when applied with a powder-coated finish. If wood is your preferred look, Powell suggests that individuals look for safe, environmentally-friendly products that are Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certified or wood that meets the standards of FSC. As a highly-trained advocate for eco-friendly living, DecorDesigners, who are certified GreenLeaders, encourage consumers to turn to Decor&You for advice and recommendations for options and a solid understanding of the value of using eco-conscientious vendors. They are able to bring a unique, but distinctive look to homes -- indoors and out.
For more information about Decor&You decorating services, visit the Decor&You website at http://www.decorandyou.com
Established in 1998, Decor & You, Inc. (Decor) furnishes and refines America's residential and commercial interiors via a nationwide network of professional interior decorators, and makes it easy for people to achieve comfort, style, and enhanced value in their homes and businesses. A socially conscious company, Decor also advocates for change in the decorating industry, focusing on bringing safer, higher-quality and greener decorating options to American homes. Decor was honored recently by The World Franchising Network as one of their top 100 businesses in the services sector; by Entrepreneur Magazine as a top home-based franchise; by Red Hot Franchise.com as No. 47 on top 100 list; and Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Decor&You No. 446 in the 2012 Franchise 500 Rankings. For more information on Decor&You, go to www.decorandyou.com
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Cynthia L. Schick