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20 Amazing Finds for Outdoor Living Spaces

Ah, the magic of warm summer days… Makes you want to live outside, doesn’t it? Speaking of outdoor living, do you have everything you need to welcome the summer in style? Today we feature a slew of items that will add comfort and class to your outdoor space!

As you browse the images below, consider what you need, as well as what will make your yard the haven of your dreams. Is it an umbrella to shade you from the sun? What about some pillows to add color and padding? We’ve included helpful links should you choose to purchase any of the summer finds you see in today’s post. Happy browsing, and more importantly, Happy Summer!

Setting the Mood…

We begin with items that will help you set the tone for your outdoor living space. For example, an eye-catching rug has a way of tying everything together, doesn’t it? Below we see the Rayas Outdoor Kilim from West Elm. Not only is this item waterproof, it’s made of earth-friendly yarn harvested from recycled plastic bottles!

Striped outdoor kilim

Speaking of rugs, the Skien Reversible Indoor-Outdoor Rug from CB2 will add a vibrant dose of color in shades reminiscent of tropical ocean blues. Crafted of recycled polypropylene, this item is so low maintenance you can clean it with a hose!

Blue indoor – outdoor rug

Help set an elegant tone with striped outdoor draperies that shade your space from the sun. The Sunbrella Indoor/Outdoor Grommet Drape from Pottery Barn is made from stain-resistant polyester. Not only are the draperies functional, they can help frame and define your outdoor living area.

Striped outdoor drapes

There’s nothing like a little outdoor lighting to add ambiance. Especially if that lighting casts intricate shadows on the ground below. Talk about atmosphere! We’re drawn to these Verdigris Filigree Lanterns from Terrain, crafted of metal with glass inserts for stashing candles…

Filigree lanterns for the outdoors

Or make a more subtle yet always festive statement with these Globe String Lights from Pottery Barn, available in a variety of lengths for your convenience…

Globe string lights

Getting Comfy

Atmosphere is one thing, but if there’s no place for you to sit still and enjoy it, you may have a hard time getting the most out of your space. These Painted Metal Bistro Chairs from Terrain set a breezy tone with their cafe-style presence and powder-coated metal construction. As an added bonus, they easily fold for transportation or storage purposes…

Painted metal bistro chairs

For a cushy space that showcases contemporary flair, check out the Islita seating collection from CB2. One major reason to love this outdoor option: It’s made from slatted sustainable eucalyptus wood! Plus, it’s painted a soft black hue that’s a striking contrast to the white cushions it features.

Modern outdoor seating

Throw pillows for the outdoors are like the icing on your comfy seating cake. Be kind to your back with stylish pillows from West Elm, including the Outdoor Rio Tile Pillow, Outdoor Geo Tile Pillow and Outdoor Stripe Tile Pillow featured below:

Tribal-style pillows from West Elm

For the Outdoor Tabletop…

Doing any entertaining this summer? You can always make it easy with paper plates and napkins, but if you’re wanting to take it up a notch, we have some summer finds that are casual yet chic. The Woven Striped Placemat in Orange Dahlia from West Elm stands out on the table below with its citrus-y hue and gray stripes…

Woven placemats from West Elm

Don’t worry about meticulously ironing your napkins this summer! In fact, these Seersucker Napkins from Terrain take the pressure off with their casual ripples. Throw in a fringe border and stitching in a contrasting hue, and you have a crisp yet relaxed embellishment that is functional as well as decorative!

Seersucker napkins

…Or go with napkins that are darker in color so you don’t have to see every smudge that forms as your guests devour the delicious food you put in front of them! These Dotted Napkins from Terrain are a cotton and linen blend, and they combine classic design with easy-breezy style.

Dotted napkins

One way to add a pop of color to your outdoor summer table? Go bold with glassware! The Salud Barware from Crate & Barrel features deep blues and sunny pops of yellow, as shown with the Salud Pitcher below…

Colorful glass barware

Make it easy to transport delicious drinks outside with an Airtight Glass Bottle from Crate & Barrel. Not only is there an airtight lid for freshness, but there’s just something about the design that evokes a sense of ease and style. Plus, these bottles are great for holding water, oils, vinegar, sodas and more!

Airtight glass bottle

Give your outdoor table a casual, fun look with this Jelli Clear Flatware from Crate & Barrel. Frosted resin handles create a refreshing, icy look. Plus, this clear shade will nicely complement any tableware it meets:

Resin flatware

Extra Perks

Now we devote some time to those extra perks that elevate your outdoor decor to a new level. Like this 10″ Round Juniper Free-Arm Umbrella with Base from Crate & Barrel. Protect yourself from the sun while making a bold statement! Featuring a pattern in blue-on-blue herringbone, the umbrella is crafted of spun polyester. Plus, it’s weather- and fade-resistant!

Teal outdoor umbrella

It never hurts to surround yourself with greenery… Make each plant count with stylish containers. These Dune Planters from West Elm are crafted of earthenware and covered in reactive glaze so each piece has its own look. Plus, the greenery truly stands out against the neutral hues of these planters, don’t you think?…

Modern glazed planters

This next outdoor pot won’t hold foliage. In fact, its sole purpose is to conceal your garden hose with style! Say hello to the Global Garden Hose Pot from Pottery Barn, constructed of iron with a weathered finish. Class up your space by stashing your hose out of sight…

Garden hose pot

We’re big fans of this Richard Taylor Scallop Shell Bowl from Pottery Barn, cast from a mold designed by the talented Scottish artist Richard Taylor. Not only can it serve the practical purpose of holding beach towels and magazines, it can be filled with a variety of decorative items, such as candles and sand. Gorgeous!

Scallop shell bowl

Looking for a way to refresh after a dip in the pool or the ocean? It won’t be hard to make good use of this Copper Outdoor Shower from Terrain. It’s purposeful design will blend with a variety of decorative styles, from the traditional to the modern.

Stylish copper shower

We end with the Rukus Solar Bluetooth Player from Crate & Barrel, which makes it possible for you to enjoy music, sports, news and more from the comfort of your outdoor living space. It’s portable and solar powered, plus we can’t help but notice its modern design…

Bluetooth player

What are some of your favorite summer finds for a stylish outdoor living space? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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