Gone are the days when brown is your only choice for outdoor wicker furniture. Luxurious styles will have you taking in sultry summer days and chilly, late-season nights under the wide open sky of your backyard.
Just as gray has taken its role as an extremely popular choice inside the home, gray wicker has become a popular trend in backyard furniture. Here’s a collection of some of our favorite looks.
Curvy and Captivating Gray Wicker Selections
From contemporary and transitional to vintage retro or traditional, curvy looks definitely boast eye-catching appeal. Woven on a sturdy medal frame, wicker is an excellent material to use when creating alluring undulating lines.
Settle into some contoured wicker chaise lounges in steal gray and sky blue and let worries of the day melt away. Because of its woven nature, wicker furniture typically offers a bit of give. This makes wicker seating uniquely comfortable, especially when compared to more rigid materials like metal or wood. Often wicker seats don’t require cushions at all, or the cushions don’t need to be as plush as with other types of furniture. Comfort aside, you’ll love the way this look transforms your backyard.
Magnificently Modern Wicker Choices
Modern silhouettes create stunning patio layouts. Defined by simple lines and a crisp, unvarnished beauty, it’s no wonder this is such a popular decorating choice. The alluring weave of wicker adds interest and texture to the refined style, resulting in a welcoming place to relax or entertain.
Entertain in style with a contemporary or modern seating set in light gray and sea green. Accented with deep blue pillows and a patterned area rug this you’ll feel like you are at a resort getaway every time you walk out the back door.
Light vs Dark Gray Wicker
Deeper shades of gray will feel more substantial, taking up more visual space with their presence. If you prefer an airy, open look, stick with the lighter shades.
If you are having a hard time choosing, take a look at your surroundings. Do you have a light colored patio? Maybe a dark gray seating set will add nice contrast. Are you looking for something to go on a dark wood deck? Try a light toned dining set to keep the space looking fresh.
Many weaves will include multi tonal fibers to produce a compelling look that incorporates a diversity of shades and hues.
For a warmer look, lean toward a medium toned taupe gray in your wicker, it pairs beautifully with deep blue and white.
Pairing Wicker with Wood
Though many wicker seating and dining sets include tables crafted from the same weave, the natural look of this material makes a beautiful complement to many types of wood.
Year-Round Patio Use
Extend the season and enjoy your patio virtually all year long with a wicker fire pit. Placed at the center of your gray wicker sofa and chairs it will take the edge off of chilly nights.
You’ll look forward to gathering with family and friends, marshmallows in hand, bundled with blankets to take in the cool evening air and crisp star filled skies.
While you are thinking about extras that add comfort, consider an indoor/outdoor rug to add comfort under your feet. A patterned rug with gray elements is a natural choice, but picking one with more color may add the contrast and interest you are looking for.
All Weather Friendly
All-weather wicker has become popular choice for patio furniture. Crafted from UV-resistant resin it is more resilient than natural wicker and stands up to sun, humidity, rain and whatever else Mother Nature might have in store.
Seasonal care is a snap with this hard-wearing material. It can last season after season remaining outdoors all year long. But if you have space for winter storage or furniture covers to put in place during the months you won’t use them, you’ll get many additional years of beauty and use out of your wicker patio furniture.
An Enduring Look
Decorating your porch, patio or balcony in gray wicker can create a backyard oasis that feels like an escape every time you use it. This beautiful neutral and inviting fabrication creates a foundation for enjoying your outdoor time. Whether relaxing on your own or hosting friends and family, you’ll look for every chance you can get to spend more time out back.