Massachusetts is #1 outdoor decor trend-setter

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Summer isn’t over yet, and Massachusetts was recently voted to be #1 trendiest state in the country for outdoor decor, according to The commonwealth also made the top five lists for outdoor entertaining and gardening.

The company analyzed more than 300,000 product orders to identify the most popular items from a variety of categories, including furniture, lighting, lawn, garden, and recreation. It also noted the top outdoor design trends across the U.S.

“This summer, it’s clear that our shoppers are savoring their time outdoors, especially in the Northeast, which was hit particularly hard by the recent winter,” noted Lauren Arkema, Style Director for “Patios and decks across the country are being completely transformed into comfortable living and dining areas—yet with bolder and more playful choices in layouts and colors. We are seeing consumers really experiment with décor choices and also raise the bar on at-home entertaining with outdoor bars and over-the-top backyard games. From trampolines and inflatable bounce houses to traditional lawn games, the best fun this summer may be in your own backyard. ”

And since it is still summer, we’ve listed the latest home trends from to help decorate your porch and turn your plain backyard into a relaxing oasis.

Top Summer Home Trends

Luxe Looks for Outdoors – Shoppers are converting their porches and patios into resort-style areas for lounging, relaxation and entertaining. Complete outdoor living room sets are the most popular items this year, with chaise lounges coming in a close second. For example, an oval-shaped daybed and ottoman set creates a more exotic, spa-like look.

Bold Meets the Backyard – The seasonality of outdoor entertaining is ideal for experimenting with furniture selection. Shoppers are mixing unique shapes, layouts and colors to create fun retreats at home.

Twist on Tradition – Rocking chairs are a classic summer selection for consumers trying to make the great outdoors feel more like home. They also come in a variety of styles and colors.This year, Adirondack Rocking Chairs offers a new twist on tradition with the perfect seat for summer relaxation.

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Home Happy Hour – The neighborhood pub is now in the backyard with high-top bars and barstools listed among Wayfair’s top-selling items. Modern designs use bold colors, like a red dining set from Vifah, and are popping up in smaller spaces that are perfect for city dwellers. Cooler bars, which have a table top and a cooler underneath, are the most popular items in this category, since they allow guests to refill their drinks without stepping away from conversation.


Bright Backyards – Consumers are going well beyond the basics when it comes to outdoor décor. They’re adding finishing touches like ambient lighting and outdoor rugs to patios, porches, and decks. The top-selling decorative accessories include string lights, outdoor rugs and lanterns.

Greener Gardens, Everywhere – This summer, sales of composters, rain barrels and gardening accessories have skyrocketed. Composts bins are the most popular items in this diverse category. There is also a growing interest in gardening products that are designed for small spaces.

Playful Competition – Backyard lawn games are all the rage this year. The most popular lawn game is the traditional Cornhole Bean Bag Toss, which is available in a wide variety of styles including with sports team motifs. Kan Jam is trending as a best-seller for outdoor fun along with accessories like glow kits to keep the competition alive well into the night.

Here are the rankings for the other States:
Trendiest States for Outdoor Décor

1.       Massachusetts

2.       New Hampshire

3.       Florida

4.       Connecticut

5.       New Jersey


Top States for Outdoor Entertaining

1.       Delaware

2.       Florida

3.       New Jersey

4.       Massachusetts

5.       New Hampshire


Top-Selling Outdoor Decor

1.       String lighting

2.       Outdoor rugs

3.       Lanterns

4.       Garden stools

5.       Arbors and trellises


Best Backyard Ambiance

1.       Washington, D.C.

2.       Florida

3.       New Jersey

4.       Massachusetts

5.       New Hampshire

Top-Selling Backyard Games

1.       Cornhole Bean Bag Toss

2.       Kan Jam

3.       Trampolines

4.       Bounce houses

5.       Badminton

Top States for Composting

1.       Washington, D.C.

2.       New Hampshire

3.       Delaware

4.       Massachusetts

5.       Colorado


Top States for Backyard Fun

1.       Vermont

2.       Massachusetts

3.       Colorado

4.       New Hampshire

5.       Montana


Most Popular Garden Products

1.       Composters

2.       Space-saving planters

3.       Self-watering planters

4.       Rain barrels

5.       Canning kits