Memorial Day typically marks the beginning of Summer and the three day weekend (for some of us at least) is the perfect opportunity to tackle some at-home projects. Spend some time this weekend sprucing up your outdoor area with these great accessories. Whether you've got a large, expansive yard or you're working with a small urban patio, we've scouted our favorite outdoor items to help you achieve a look that will have you wanting to hang outdoors all summer long. So fire up the grill, call up your friends and get outside!
Lighting is essential in an outdoor space and can help determine the mood. Twinkle lights bring romance, string lights set the mood for a party, and the glow of lanterns or a fire pit give a warm, cozy feeling. We love anything with a metallic finish to bring a little glamour to your outdoor space.
1. Copper Twinkle Lights // 2. Metallic Dipped String Lights // 3. Austin Outdoor String Lights // 4. Faceted Lanterns //
5. Tall Faceted Glass Lantern, Copper // 6. 31" Classic Fire Pit, Black
Pillows are your opportunity to play! Bring personality to your outdoor space by mixing patterns and texture. Give yourself a neutral base to ground the look and add in pops of bright colors, patterns or graphic prints. Follow each row across to see the combos we're currently crushing on.
Row 1: Helena 18x18 Outdoor Pillow, Gray // Indoor/Outdoor Multi Stripe Pillow, Gray // Armada 12x 17 Outdoor Pillow, Pink
Row 2: Cop Ikat Geometric Print Pillow, Spring Navy // Kaleidoscope Outdoor Pillow, Mint // Zuma Stripe Pillow, Blue
Row 3: Palm Branch Pillow, Green // Patio Throw Pillow, Natural // Leopard 12x24 Pillow, Orange
An outdoor rug can take your backyard or patio from bland to a true living space. Look for something neutral and patterned. You want to look for a way to complement the space, so find something in the same color family as the pillows you've chosen. It's all about balance here - if your pillows are very patterned and graphic, go for a more subtle rug; if you're using pillows that are more simple, find a rug with a strong graphic print.
1. Cameron Hand-Knotted Rug // 2. Safavieh Bolton Rug // 3. Beckham Blue Striped Rug // 4. Glacier Blue Cayla Rug //
5. Safavieh Bracegirdle Rug
Poufs, garden stool, accent chairs and benches provide extra seating. Look for something that is both comfortable and durable for outdoor use. Stools can double as plant stands or drink tables. Floor cushions and hanging chairs or hammocks help bring a bohemian vibe, giving your space a welcoming feeling.
1. Vineyard Hanging Chair Hammock, Navy // 2. Willow Bistro Metal Chairs, Pair // 3. Freeman 48" Outdoor Bench, Teak //
4. Braided Jute Floor Cushions // 5. Reclaimed Teak Garden Stool // 6. Mingled Denim Indoor/Outdoor Pouf