Create an outdoor space as lovely and cozy as your favorite room in the house with these traditionally “indoor” accents.
Anchor your patio’s dining table with a patterned outdoor rug to add a touch of formality (and a comfy resting spot for bare feet).
Pick Up Some Pillows
It’s true, patio furniture isn’t always the most comfortable (we’re looking at you, wire chairs). Toss in a few outdoor pillows to help cushion and, of course, add colorful personality.
Hang a Chandelier
Take advantage of your covered porch by stringing up a chandelier over your outdoor dining table. It will look lovely even if you can’t light it up.
Think Twice About Seating
Furniture should be welcoming whether it lives inside or outside. Here, a cushy couch sits opposite a cafe table, so the homeowners can enjoy both morning coffee and an afternoon nap in the fresh air.
Style a Sideboard
A cabinet like this one is great for displaying plants that need a lot of sun and can double as as buffet table during al fresco parties.
Decorate with Candles
Steal a candelabra from your mantel the next time you entertain outside — it will lend soft lighting and a bit of glamour to the party.
Add a Side Table
This outdoor reading nook becomes that much more inviting (and functional) with the addition of a simple, all-weather side table.
Circle Your Chairs
Organize chaises, lawn chairs, and cushions to encourage cozy conversations that last late into the night
Try a Coffee Table
You might be surprised how much more time you spend sitting outside when you have a place to rest your cup of tea and morning newspaper.