Hello! Summer is rapidly approaching and I'm so excited to be entertaining outside again! Recently, I added a few updates to our outdoor living and entertaining area, and I thought I'd share my tips for creating a unique space.
I used to think that outdoor rugs were not super practical. But after doing a little research, I found that Surya makes really durable and relatively inexpensive indoor/outdoor rugs. I love how an outdoor rug can really create cohesiveness to an outdoor space.
Well priced Surya rugs are available here.
Tip #2: Create an eclectic look with your outdoor furniture.
You all know I dislike a matchy-matchy look when creating a room, and I feel the same way about outdoor spaces. While my chairs, cushions and ottomans came from Restoration Hardware (and I'm lucky we have an outlet nearby, where I acquired some of the pieces at a fraction of the price) -- I wanted a unique coffee table. I found this coffee table/stand with a glass top on Etsy, and I asked the seller if she would sell it to me at a reduced price if I provided my own glass top -- making it easier for her to ship the item to me from the East Coast to the West Coast and reducing any chance of glass breakage. She was agreeable, and the item arrived here really quickly and I love it!
Tip #4: Curate a mix of outdoor pillows.
As I mentioned in this post, I can't stand 'run of the mill' outdoor pillows. Create a color mix of pillows that speak to your personal aesthetic and don't settle for what's 'typical' in outdoor pillows!
I acquired these pillows through One Kings Lane, this Etsy shop and made a few using fabric from my own fabric stash. :)
Tip #4: Shop your own home when styling your outdoor table.
Yes, I love a good potted plant as an outdoor centerpiece, but often times I forget to water it and it dies quickly! Instead, I move things around from inside to the outside when guests arrive and I can create a quick styled vignette using items that I already own. Trader Joe's has the most awesome and affordable orchids -- and they last for a very long time!!!
I hope this inspires you to 'think outside of the box' when fine tuning your outside space!
Follow me on Instagram (@pricestyleanddesign) or on Facebook where I post inspiring design photos and sneek peeks of my work. And in case you are wondering what another part of my outdoor space looks like....it's bright pink with yellow pillows! (As seen on Instagram!)