Is it time to update your outdoor living room? Are you starting from scratch and need some major inspiration? Perfect, because we’ve got two stylish looks for outdoor summer décor!
Look 1: Beachy Bohemian
This look works because there isn’t a juicy bright colour that hasn’t been used. The direction was decided from the color palette of the vibrant pillows. this means the colours work well together because tonally they’re all a similar colour value – rich, sunny and bright. The metal side table and rug carry on this color theme. To get the more bohemian and beachy vibe that we’re going for, we’ve thrown in a some faux wicker furniture, which is a hot trend right now!
The tray and melamine plate were from the same collection, which guarantees that everything will work together. This is a great tip for beginners: if you aren’t sure which colours will work together, let someone else do the work and buy pieces that are part of a collection. Of course, no bohemian paradise would be complete without plants, so it’s also important to incorporate those. It’s a great time to bring your indoor plants outside and give them a little vacay outdoors when the weather is good.
Finally, you want to include some shade for when it really starts heating up. Umbrellas of every size and style are a hot commodity this season, and are selling out fast. A good weighted base is majorly important, so your umbrella doesn’t end up making a guest appearance in your neighbour’s yard. You also want a durable shade fabric that won’t bleach-out and that can survive the occasional hose-down if it gets dirty, so look for durable fabrics like Olefin, or high quality brands like Sunbrella.
Products used in this look:
W Home Palm Leaf Dinnerware Collection. Bed, Bath & Beyond
Crivello Yellow Area Rug, Wayfair
Hayley Iron Side Table, Wayfair
Distinctly Home Beach Vibe Patio Cushion, Hudson’s Bay
Distinctly Home Sunset Patio Cushion, Hudson’s Bay
Distinctly Home Round Wood Tray, Hudson’s Bay
Distinctly Home Palm Leaf Patio Cushion, Hudson’s Bay
Distinctly Home Outdoor Double Old Fashioned, Hudson’s Bay
Distinctly Home Melamine 9″ Abstract Salad Plate, Hudson’s Bay
Arren Williams x Hudson’s Bay Ponti Beach Towel, Hudson’s Bay
Rattan Hurricane, Ceramic Planter, Vintage-look Bamboo Plant Stand, Homesense
Distinctly Home Umbrella, Hudson’s Bay
Look 2: High Contrast Chic
Our second look is more monochromatic and modern. The black and white for the outdoors evokes the 1930’s and Coco Chanel in the south of France. The fabric here is a mix of greys in a linen mix, simple enough to work with colour if you wanted, but even hotter with a mix of different patterned cushions. And for this look, it really is the pattern play that makes it look so fun and playful. There are also touches of natural elements in toss cushions, the ottoman, the rug and the nesting tables.
Ambient lighting is always a mood-maker, and so important for outdoors. This look has a rechargeable LED lantern that works indoors or out, and has adjustable light levels and a 7-hour battery time. For the umbrella, we went with this stripe-y statement piece. Of course, black and white works with this look, but it also comes in navy and white for a more nautical vibe.
Products used in this look:
Distinctly Home Delano Patio Club Chair Set of 2, Hudson’s Bay
W Home 9-Foot Striped Cabana Umbrella, Bed, Bay & Beyond
Destination Summer Resin Umbrella Base, Bed, Bath & Beyond
W Home Solar Large Metal Lantern in White, Bed, Bath & Beyond
W Home Cabana Melamine Dinnerware Collection, Bed, Bath & Beyond
Tubicen Portable LED Table Lamp, Amazon
Jackie Indoor/Outdoor Throw, Renwil
Hosta Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Renwil
Fannie Indoor/Outdoor Table, Renwil
Gerwig Indoor/Outdoor Ottoman, Renwil
Domino Indoor/Outdoor Pillow, Renwil
Distinctly Home Cabana Patio Cushion Black, Hudson’s Bay
Arren Williams x Hudson’s Bay Spiro Beach Towel, Hudson’s Bay
Grey Rope Planter, Aztec Ceramic Planters, Matte Black Lantern, Homesense
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