Boho, Coastal and Cottage Looks are Hottest Exterior Decor Themes for Summer: RONA

Montreal, QC, March 2024 – In spite of the warmer weather, there’s no better time to chill.

“Outdoor living spaces continue to be one of the biggest home improvement trends, boosted by Canadians quest for all things wellness-related,” said Lydia Thammavong, Head Design, Styles & Trends at leading home improvement retailer RONA. “Not only does outdoor decor provide an excellent way to relax and enjoy nature, but it also expands your home’s usable area, creating a cozy, fashionable environment to entertain family and friends.”

Thammavong unveiled three outdoor living trends that RONA forecasts will be all the rage in 2024: Boho DreamCoastal Cool and Cottage Comfort.

“No matter what your budget or taste, RONA has made it easy to create your own personal outdoor oasis with our collection of stylish pieces – from furniture to accessories – specially-curated for each theme,” she explained, adding that some of the items featured in the Boho Dream and Cottage Comfort collections are in tune with Pantone’s 2024 Colour of the Year, Peach Fuzz (13-1023), a poetic, romantic pink orange shade that emits a vintage vibe. “We’ve done all the work for our customers by selecting striking, economical items that can be mixed and matched according to people’s preferences – all they need to add is fresh air.”

Boho Dream

Boho Dream

This dreamy collection transforms your backyard into a desert oasis reminiscent of endless sandscapes. Globally inspired by Sahara sunsets, wind-sculpted dunes, and fragrant spice blends, Boho Dream is infused with the warmth and interest of textured materials, matte finishes, natural fibres, and artisanal touches. Rich earthy tones of sandy beige, reddish-brown, and charcoal black blend with warm coral, terracotta, and muted green accents to create a soothing outdoor refuge. Star items of this theme include:

  • Comfortable 4-piece conversation set combining metal and wicker, set in an elegant rounded-line design. $1,299 at RONA stores and online.
  • Outdoor geometric-patterned rug. $199 at RONA stores and online.
  • Soft throw with a terracotta herringbone pattern and cream-colour fringes. $29.99 at RONA stores and online.
  • Umbrella with tropical leaf print. $79.99 at RONA stores and online.
  • Ombre watercolour-effect planter. $19.99 at RONA stores and online.
  • Trendy textured-resin planter. $7.99 at RONA stores and online.
  • Reversible 18”x18” throw pillows in a range of RONA-exclusive designs. $19.99 at RONA stores and online.

Coastal Cool

costal cool

Modern and cozy, the Coastal Cool collection delivers a fresh and breezy feel to your outdoor space, spurred by memories of long walks along the coast. The classic nautical blue and white palette is updated with shades of indigo, teal, and light ivory, punctuated with dark grey and matte black accents echoing the parade of large ships sailing in the distance. Elevated with seaside textures and patterns, this timeless decor will transport you to a Maritime haven of tranquility.

  • 5-piece conversation set, including an outdoor fireplace that doubles as a table when closed. $999 at RONA stores and online.
  • Throw made from recycled cotton with tassels in all corners. $29.99 at RONA stores and online.
  • Metal lantern featuring mid-century modern design and LED globe. $19.99 at RONA stores and online.
  • 16” Calais blue planter. $24.99 at RONA stores and online.
  • 8.5” grooved-design planter made of recycled plastic, available in multiple colours. $9.99 at RONA stores and online.
  • Natural wood serving tray. $9.99 at RONA stores and online.
  • Reversible selected 18”x18” or 12”x20” throw pillows in range of RONA-exclusive designs. $19.99 at RONA stores and online. 

Cottage Comfort

Cottage Comfort

Inspired by the Cottagecore trend, this collection evokes the comforting charm of grandma’s cottage, with its mismatched tableware, crochet cushions, and wildflower decor. The eclectic mix of romantic, vintage, and modern styles creates a welcoming space immersed in warmth and nostalgia. Enhancing the Cottage Comfort collection are natural fibres and eco-friendly materials, complemented by a harmonious colour palette of green shades and light neutrals accented with teal, coral, and washed terracotta.

  • 3-piece furniture set, including two comfortable rocking chairs and a handy, compact two-tier table. $399 at RONA stores and online.
  • 8.5” mosaic planter, exclusive RONA design. $19.99 at RONA stores and online.
  • 13” textured foliage-patterned planter. $19.99 at RONA stores and online.
  • 18”x18” reversible decorative pillow with macrame on front side. $34.99 at RONA stores and online.

“Must-Have for Less” Patio Sets

Want to get the look for less? Start with one of these star patio sets – all under $1,000 – and accessorize with decor from the outdoor living collection of your choice, 

  • This versatile 6-piece outdoor dining set stands out for its compact design and convenient ottomans. $899.99 at RONA stores and online.
  • Practical 5-piece conversation set. $599.99 at RONA stores and online.
  • 4-piece conversation set featuring a modern and minimalist design. $599.99 at RONA stores and online.
  • This 4-piece set is perfect for small spaces. $299.99 at RONA stores and online.
  • This 6-piece patio set blends style and functionality with its glass table, 4 folding chairs and umbrella. 199.99 at RONA stores and online.

SOURCE: Gail Bergman PR

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