One of our favorite aspects of summer is that we have the ability to create welcoming spaces both outside and inside the home. If you want to expand your living space to include nature, remember that all the principles that apply to interior design will help create a welcoming and warm exterior. Our designers explain that the best way to decorate your exterior is to “shop within a consistent color palette and then bring in the patterns that fit the palette you choose”.
Patterns are useful for keeping the design scheme from feeling too tight and for adding a fun and casual feel to the room. There are still a few weeks until summer so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pattern-friendly outdoor pieces to inspire you to live a little more outdoors while there’s still time!
This fashionable outdoor ottoman is the perfect, versatile piece – here you can support your feet, use additional seating or a top with a tray and use it as a table.
Tulum side table
The shape of this Tulum side table was inspired by the shape of the Mayan drums. It’s the perfect place to rest your book or evening cocktail while you watch the setting sun.
Maybe you can’t spend the summer on the Italian Riviera, but you can channel your inner Sophia Loren with this Italian parasol. Just add an Aperol spritz and you can almost believe you are on the Ligurian Sea.
These outdoor pillows prove that tie dye doesn’t have to have a hippie feel.
A rug might not be the first on your shopping list when you’re thinking of creating a welcoming outdoor space, but our designers say this is a great way to add a little warmth and color to the outdoor space.
Seats on the terrace
This 4-piece outdoor set in a black and white chevron gives any outdoor area a cheerful atmosphere.
Outdoor dining chairs with pattern
These outdoor chairs, which the Swiss designer Philippe Besteheider designed for the Italian brand Varaschin, set new standards in design.
This outdoor Odeon stool is the perfect piece to pull up to a high table or an outdoor bar. It’s both casual and practical. Our designers love the way the blue plaid seats add the perfect touch of pattern to your outdoor space.
This Canyon fringe hammock with a multi-colored mesh edge is the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
Acapulco Chair updated
Handcrafted in Mexico City, this outdoor armchair is an updated version of the classic Acapulco chair from the 1950s.