As the weather gets warmer, we’re dreaming of ways to bring our environments to life, inside and out.
Whether you’re designing an outdoor lounge from scratch or looking to complete your space with a few touches, we’re of the mind that an outdoor lounge should feel like an expansion of your home.
Here are 5 ways to elevate your outdoor space:
Incorporating furniture pieces designed with form and function in mind expands your living space by bringing the comfort of the indoors out.
While usually, we don’t gravitate towards matching sets in a living room, choosing similar profiles for an outdoor lounge look helps the pieces to blend in with the setting and create a seamless look.
From our McGee & Co. 2022 Summer Catalogue
Upgrade your indoor-outdoor rug to soften your outdoor space and make it feel more like a second living space. Incorporating some of the same elements we use in an indoor living space instantly brings a more inviting feeling to an outdoor lounge, and a rug is a perfect place to start.
Using an indoor/outdoor rug will help set the foundation and ground the space for your furniture layout.
A note on sizing: We follow the same sizing rules we do indoors here, which means that the rug should be large enough for all of the front legs of the furniture to land on the rug. That typically means there are about 6″ on each side of the furniture.
From our McGee & Co. 2022 Outdoor Collection
When it comes to styling outdoor pillows, we like to follow the same method we use when styling a sofa indoors. Paying attention to texture, size, and color palette is still important in an outside setting, and don’t be afraid to mix patterns!
Then, add an outdoor throw for evenings outside. Filling in the corners of your outdoor lounge by layer in planters makes the space cozier and lived-in.
Making your outdoor gatherings feel thoughtful doesn’t have to be complicated. Start with functional entertaining essentials like melamine plates and woven placemats, and complete the look with printed table linens, candles, and pretty glassware.
Finish off your look by bringing a few indoor decor pieces outside. We love using trays to corral objects for entertaining, or vases for adding texture and greenery.
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