5 Ways to Elevate Your Outdoor Lounge Space
04/23 Design

5 Ways to Elevate Your Outdoor Lounge Space

All in the details

Creating an elevated outdoor space is all about considering the details.  

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: 

No. 1: Ground the space with an indoor/outdoor rug 

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.  

5 Ways to Elevate Your Outdoor Lounge Space
5 Ways to Elevate Your Outdoor Lounge Space
5 Ways to Elevate Your Outdoor Lounge Space

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. 

Set the foundation

Designed for simple maintenance and can be easily hosed off to clean!
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Newton Rug
Summit Gray Indoor / Outdoor Rug
Bavaria Indoor / Outdoor Rug
Midland Gray Indoor/Outdoor Rug

No. 2: Bring indoor comforts outside for entertaining

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.

5 Ways to Elevate Your Outdoor Lounge Space
5 Ways to Elevate Your Outdoor Lounge Space
5 Ways to Elevate Your Outdoor Lounge Space

"When we design outdoor furniture, we keep in mind how everything looks at every angle, so no matter how you orient your outdoor lounge, it will look good." - Shea McGee

Shea McGee

Detailed outdoor pieces

Created to withstand the elements
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Elowyn Outdoor Chair
Berdine Teak Outdoor Coffee Table
Berdine Wicker Outdoor Chair
Caine Outdoor Coffee Table
Berdine Wicker Outdoor Sofa

No. 3. Add outdoor textiles for dimension

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.

5 Ways to Elevate Your Outdoor Lounge Space
5 Ways to Elevate Your Outdoor Lounge Space

Settle in with cozy layers

Make your outdoor space an escape
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Amara Outdoor Pillow
Crosset Indoor / Outdoor Throw
Waldon Indoor/Outdoor Pillow
Ivy Indoor/Outdoor Pillow

No. 4: Surround your space with greenery 

When it comes to outdoor accessorizing, we love natural beautiful potted plants and pillows. We use planters on the side closest to the home to create an environment where you feel completely surrounded by nature.

5 Ways to Elevate Your Outdoor Lounge Space
5 Ways to Elevate Your Outdoor Lounge Space
5 Ways to Elevate Your Outdoor Lounge Space

Blend in your surroundings

Bring in potted greenery to blend the look with your environment.
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Textured Concrete Pot
Bodie Fiberstone Planter
Sauvie Stoneware Planter
McGee & Co. Terracotta Planter

No. 5: Complete the look with decorative details 

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.

5 Ways to Elevate Your Outdoor Lounge Space
5 Ways to Elevate Your Outdoor Lounge Space

"I love to use clippers from the yard to fill in a decorative vase to add an organig shape to an outdoor setting."

Shea McGee

The finishing touch

Layer in decor to bring the feeling of indoors out.
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Wicker Handled Glass Jug
Woven Seagrass Table Tray
Cordova Tray
Sculpted Stoneware Vase
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