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Unique Furniture Ideas for Outdoor Spaces

Decorating an outdoor space often brings out our adventurous side! We ARE outside, after all. People take design risks they aren’t willing to take in the living room, and fun touches such as patio umbrellas add a festive vibe. Instead of opting for simple and basic this summer, why not try something a bit more interesting? Today we’re serving up a slew of unique furniture ideasĀ for your inspiration. Read on and enjoy the view… [photo from Crate & Barrel]

Outdoor Chairs

Let’s start with seating, since we can all agree that comfort is important when it comes to outdoor lounging. Shades of white and blush appear in gradient formation on CB2’s Acapulco Pink Egg Outdoor Chair. Plus, who doesn’t love a Mexican resort feel?!

For more woven furniture fun, check out Urban Outfitters’ Woven Outdoor Lawn Chair, which incorporates macrame style with summer-delicious hues such as yellow, red and pink:

Blush tones have established a firm hold on the indoors in recent years, but what about your outdoor space? This Lucinda Dusty Pink Stacking Chair from CB2 is anything but fussy, thanks to a peachy-pink hue, clean lines, and plenty of stackable function:

Polished aluminum has never been so elegant. Bring a touch of the unexpected to your patio with the Oro Gold Dining Chair. Gilded shine: enough said!

Rattan is back (in a big way). It’s hard to pinpoint what’s inherently fabulous about Anthropologie’s Julissa Rattan Chair. Is it the white caning, the scalloped rattan frame, or the contrast of light and medium tones? Let’s call it a three-way tie:

Designed by Justina Blakeney, Anthropologie’s Lucia Accent Chair is a wonder in woven rattan. A truly unique form, chevron-style patterns and triangular cutouts make this piece a true standout:

Sofa Style

Chairs are fabulous, but sometimes you need a little bit more in the seating department. We’re talking about sofas! Dark turquoise and blue combine on Anthropologie’s Palm Springs Sofa, which is inspired by none other than Palm Springs itself. Synthetic rattan and canvas get the job done:

This Capistrano Outdoor Daybed from Serena & Lily brings living room style to the outdoors. Sunbrella fabric gives it extra armor against the elements:

What about a “sofa” that swings?! CB2’s Grove Hanging Loveseat Swing has a wow factor of 100…

Table Time

From dining tables to patio tables, there’s no doubt that you need a stylish place to set food and drinks when spending time outdoors! CB2’s Portal Side Table combines a modern marbled pattern with a circular cutout for a wonderfully unusual take on side table style.

Petite and triangular, the Adam Outdoor Side Table from Urban Outfitters includes an arched leg form, topped with a perforated, three-sided top:

Sculptural with a lovely antiqued patina, the Vermut Metal Side Table from CB2 is the ideal size for holding a martini. Retro stye meets just the right amount of function!

A sleek take on the terrazzo trend, CB2’s Moda Terrazzo dining Table combines a stone top with grey-washed acacia wood legs. Rounded corners and timeless style are true highlights:

Finishing Touches

We end today’s post with a few accessories and pieces that are the icing on the cake to your unique outdoor space. Stripes and vintage flair are showcased in spades on Anthropologie’s Cabana Outdoor Umbrella:

Substantial and eye-catching, this Suren-Striped Clive Ottoman is the perfect place for sitting, or serving a delicious spread of summer edibles:

Don’t forget the bar cart! Anthropologie’s Woven Bistro Indoor/Outdoor Bar Cart is crafted from weather-resistant materials that make it truly outdoor friendly. Rattan meets a big dose of blue and white:

Cheers to creating an unforgettable outdoor haven. Thanks for reading!

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