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Bringing the Indoors Outside

Summer is here to stay, and there’s no better excuse to freshen up your outdoor space. The trend of late has been making these areas more and more like our indoor spaces when it comes to decor and comfort. And this year is no exception!

It’s never been easier to create a comfortable outdoor living space, so take some inspiration and get into gear!


Upholstered furniture like sofas and sectionals are becoming more prevalent in the outdoor furniture category. Not to fear, the fabric construction of these pieces are truly outdoors worthy, even if the look seems too luxe for the backyard.

Catania Outdoor Tufted Sectional | West Elm

Arya Outdoor Modular Sectional | Rove Concepts


There is nothing quite like the smart design of a product that does double duty! Tables naturally take up a lot of space, so choosing a table that can double as storage or seating is the smart way to go. Especially if you don’t have a lot of room to begin with! 

Veradek Chill Side Table | Wayfair

Beachcrest Home Solid Wood Acacia Deck Box | Wayfair


Like furniture, lighting for the outdoors has really stepped up in the design area.  These fixtures are not only beautiful, but sturdy enough to stand up to most types of weather. There’s really nothing quite like a gorgeous fixture to set the mood for a lovely evening in the garden.

Floor Solar Light | Wayfair

Tanner Outdoor Drum Pendant by Palecek | Lightology

Green Oaks Plug in Wall Sconce by Palecek | Lightology


A nice outdoor rug adds texture, color, and grounds a conversation space in the same way an indoor rug does. Like the sofas, these rugs are made of textiles that withstand most types of weather and debris. I love Ruggable as their products are easy to care for and beautiful.

Outdoor Sana Laurel Green Rug | Ruggable

Outdoor Gemma Lattice Royal Blue Rug | Ruggable

Many of these storefronts I listed can have furniture shipped quickly to your door. So there’s still time to take advantage of the rest of the summer season as well as fall.

Happy summer!



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