Clean lines and sleek looks of the contemporary style in outdoor furnishings continue to grow in popularity for 2017. Characterized by the use of metals or metallic finishes, this urban-inspired look underscores the outdoor room as an extension of interior living and furniture styles. Today’s contemporary style is not necessarily the cold, minimalist look that is sometimes associated with more modern furniture, but is more a reflection of what is current in terms of lifestyles and activities, focusing more on the space and how it’s used and less on the objects in the space.