From charming patio furniture that beckons you to spend leisurely days lounging on your deck to modern outdoor living spaces that evoke the epitome of a contemporary luxury lifestyle, here are 7 fabulous outdoor living spaces that inspire summer entertaining, no matter where in the world you live.
Whether you prefer neutral-hued, understated furniture with pops of bold color, or you dream of romantic, vintage-inspired looks that are reminiscent of an era long-gone, these gorgeous outdoor living spaces will get your mind spinning with ideas this season.
7 Fabulous Outdoor Living Spaces
Vintage Inspired Outdoor Living Spaces: The Glen Isle Dining Set from Frontgate (one of the premiere home decor and lifestyle retailers in the world) features a feminine lattice-work design on this premium quality white-colored aluminum dining set, including a table and five chairs. Ideal for smaller patios and balconies, this beautiful set serves as a stunning foundation for any outdoor living space. Abundant fresh flowers in full bloom mixed with cheerful colored dining ware embellish the clean simplicity of the white dining set, while adding a bit of amour to the table.
Modern Outdoor Living Spaces: The Madera Teak Sectional from Potterybarn (one of the most popular home decor retailers in existence) offers a clean and contemporary look, perfect for fuss-free summer entertaining. Great for larger outdoor living areas, the streamlined design of the furniture’s architectural (and weather-resistant) teak framework combines perfectly with the sumptuous (and ultra-comfortable) oversized cushions. Because of the simplicity of this outdoor living space, you can easily accessorize and make it your own style with decorative throw pillows, umbrellas, and other outdoor entertaining accoutrements.
Casual Outdoor Living Spaces: For a laid-back look that’s great for families and kids, the Torrey All-Weather Wicker Sectional is a desirable style for summer entertaining. Designed to be cozy and comfy, this compact seating area is great for smaller decks with limited space. The coordinating ottoman serves as both a relaxing place to prop your feet up (on those long, summer days), as well as a convenient table for displaying small bites and decadent treats.
Traditional Outdoor Living Spaces: Do you love to entertain all summer long? Have a big family or lots of friends? Then the Somerset Collection furniture collection is the ultimate style for your home. Featuring relaxing chaise lounges and an ample sectional style seating area (that can comfortably accommodate 7-8 guests), this traditional decor is perfect for classically decorated homes, whether they’re located in quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea, the sizzling hotspot Miami, or the quintessential coastal town of Cape Cod. To play up the charm of this traditional outdoor living space, opt for cool blues and a mix-and-match approach to accessories and patterned pillows.
Classic Americana Outdoor Living Spaces: The Saybrook All-Weather Wicker Sectional evokes understated style while enveloping you with all-out comfort. Perfect for creating the ultimate al fresco entertaining space, this decor is great for semi-covered outdoor rooms that shield you from the scorching sun, yet still enable you to feel the balmy evening breeze. To amp up the classic Americana feel of the space, incorporate patriotic accent pillows and coordinating navy blue pillows into the look. A few strategically-placed sculptural pieces (in monochromatic hues) flank the seating area, while a traditional blue and white striped area area brings the whole space together.
Colorful Outdoor Living Spaces: Does the concept of summer entertaining conjure up images of bold, eye-catching colors, playful prints and patterns, and a hint of tropical style? If so, the Torrey All-Weather Wicker Sectional is the perfect piece to act as the foundation for your colorful outdoor living space. An organic feeling is evoked by the deep-hued, variegated weave of the wicker furniture, while a cheerful array of dreamy blues (aqua, royal, and navy) off-set by the natural off-white cushions creates a winning combination that instantly puts you and your guests at ease.
Tropical Inspired Outdoor Living Spaces: Do you wish you could jet-set off to a tropical destination this summer? Why not bring back a piece of the islands to your home with the Huntington All-Weather Wicker Sectional? This deluxe-looking furniture is “crafted of a durable synthetic that replicates the look and feel of wicker for stylish and comfortable outdoor entertaining”, making it suitable for everyday entertaining (with younger children and active teens). For a hint of tropical flair, add island-inspired printed throw pillows, lush green foliage (like easy-to-grow ferns), and fresh flowers in vibrant hues.
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