Spring is upon us, which of course means that your clients will soon be heading outside to enjoy warmer weather. With that in mind, it’s time to take a look at the hot design trends in outdoor furniture and patio set-ups for 2016. From clean and simple to elaborate and colorful, the trends in outdoor design and patio furniture this year are as diverse as the latest interior design trends.For many, the design of their backyards, patios, and decks are as important as the rest of their homes. Whether for entertaining or simply enjoying relaxed family moments, many homeowners choose to continue the opulence and style they love within their homes to their outdoor environment, as well.Then too, many consumers have realized that they can custom build their backyard dreams and enjoy being able to create and realize their unique, personalized vision for outdoor living.Outdoor Lounging Reaches a New Level of ComfortOutdoor daybeds provide an ideal place to kick back and relax, whether it be on the porch or by the pool. A daybed is the perfect place to nap, read, sunbathe, and just enjoy the outdoors. Add some colorful throw pillows to cozy it up and an umbrella to provide some shade. Many daybeds come with a built-in shade structure making it a superb spot to lounge all season long. (HayNeedle.com)Move the Living Room OutsideThe Antalya Outdoor Collection allows your clients to chill in an outdoor living room. A patio becomes a very cozy space when a few home comforts are brought outside. Roll out a rug, plump up the couch with extra pillows and keep a soft throw within reach. If you're short on outdoor furniture, haul a few pieces out from your living room temporarily – sitting on real furniture while outside feels decidedly luxurious. (Houzz.com)Get More ColorfulThis year's trend in outdoor fabrics have something for everyone; from bright, bold colors to warm, subdued hues. Look for quatrefoil prints and wide stripes, emboldening toss pillows, rugs, umbrellas, and more. Carry color themes across the patio with planters and ottomans interspersed between foundation pieces. (HayNeedle.com)Mixed Materials and Year ‘Round Outdoor LivingIf the space you're reimagining for your clients can accommodate an indoor/outdoor transition throughout the year, then it goes without saying that modern outdoor furniture made from a combination of materials will help make it a lot easier. Design trends for 2016 will see a focus on mixed material furniture that enables contrast to promote a dynamic fusion between your indoor and outdoor entertaining space. (GardenAndPatioHomeGuide.com)Have you seen a trend toward more outdoor living in your market? What have you done to accommodate the need to spend more time outside for your clients?