Ever since I started winding down my e-design client projects in anticipation of our baby’s arrival, I’ve found myself seriously missing design work. I know I’ll be back to it this summer after maternity leave, butRead More
Welcome this week's installment of Get the Look! This time I decided to skip the inspiration step and go with my gut to create this mid-century modern outdoor patio space. I had this picture in my head of what I wanted to create and BOOM. Off I went! I let those creative juices flow, which was so refreshing - I was definitely in need of a little bit of no expectations, straight-up design fun in my life.
Since we're getting into the summer season where being outdoors is priority number one, I wanted to put together an outdoor living room that felt fresh, modern, and fairly neutral. I can totally picture this design living on a screen porch in someone's backyard or out on a deck somewhere overlooking the water!
The only challenge I gave myself for this space was that every piece needed to be on sale right now. I wanted to see how much bang I could get for my buck on this design AND show you how many good deals there are right now on outdoor furniture! If you're in the market, now is the time to buy, my friends. If you wait until mid-summer, your pickings will be slim because retailers will have already moved on to fall!
So, was I successful in my mission to find amazing pieces for amazing prices? Yes! Every item you see in this design is on sale except for those lanterns you see on the coffee table. They're extremely affordable though (and they come with candles!), so I figured I'd let them slide. :)
Here's the design I put together and below it are all of the sources!
Mid-Century Modern Outdoor Patio
Corded Weave Lounge Chairs || Wood Coffee Table || Gray Sectional: Left Arm, Right Arm, Armless Chair || Mid-Century Flatweave Outdoor Rug || Concrete Drum Side Table || Gray Triangles Outdoor Lumbar Pillow || Botanical Leaves Outdoor Pillow || Modern Outdoor Bar Cart || Rectangular Outdoor Planter || Outdoor Lantern - Small || Outdoor Lantern - Large || Majesty Palm in Gray Planter
And here are some notes about the design and a few of the pieces I chose!
For this outdoor space, I decided to go with a very calm color palette and let the greenery and plants add a little bit of pizzazz. Thanks to the various patterns and textures, that calm color palette doesn't feel boring at all - that outdoor rug is certainly an example of that with its abstract geometric design!
The outdoor wicker sofa you see is actually a modular piece - you can purchase the individual pieces to make the size and shape you want, which is perfect if you want to customize it to your space. You can make a sectional, love seat, or straight sofa like I did here.
The armchairs have a really cool corded arm and back design - I've been eyeing those since they were first released and now they're on crazy sale! If I didn't already have patio furniture, I'd snap those up in a heartbeat.
To make this space feel like a little oasis, I lined what would be the back wall with some wood planters. I put three planters together to form one long line for high visual impact (but low cost!).
And finally, we can't forget about that little majesty palm! This particular guy is from Amazon, which is my new favorite source for plants if I can't find something locally. I wrote a whole post about it if you want to read more about shopping for live plants online. I've now sent two plants as gifts to folks via Amazon and both recipients raved about them.
All right, folks, that's all for now! Have a great weekend!
via West Elm*
Raise your hand if you're ready for the season of all-things-outdoors to begin!
I definitely am - especially since we had a couple of teaser days last week when it hit the 80s!
I'm currently designing a few outdoor spaces for clients who want to get their spaces prepped and ready for when that glorious warm weather arrives. Porches and patios are so fun to work on - I like to think of them as extensions of indoor spaces, and I love how you can often be a little more adventurous and playful with their look.
One thing I've noted as I've been designing these spaces is the amazing selection of indoor/outdoor rugs available this season. It wasn't that long ago that the selection was limited to a lot of really boring, plain, or sad-looking designs, but I'm so glad that some rug designers got the memo and decided that an outdoor rug should be pretty too! A rug goes a long way in making these spaces feel more like true outdoor rooms. Think about how much cozier and polished a rug makes an indoor room feel - why wouldn't you carry that thought process over to the great outdoors?
So today, I've rounded up 18 of my favorite indoor/outdoor rugs to share with you. I've got a bunch more bookmarked, but I figured 18 was probably a good start and wouldn't feel too overwhelming! :) If you're in the market for a rug for your porch or patio, hopefully you'll find one here you like or that these will at least point you in the right direction.
Before I share my roundup, I do want to make a note about the lingo used with these rugs. Like their name suggests, "indoor/outdoor" rugs can be used both inside and out. They're highly durable and great for withstanding the elements outdoors (although you may want to bring them inside for the winter to keep them in good shape), which means they're great for high traffic areas inside too. If you have kids or pets, or heck, if you're the messy one(!), you may want to consider using one of these. They're also easy to clean - some can even be sprayed down with a hose!
Finally, they tend to be less expensive than other rugs, so they're awesome for your wallet as well.
Have I convinced you to go out and pick up an indoor/outdoor rug yet? :)
With that little intro complete, allow me to present my favorites with you!
18 Beautiful Indoor/Outdoor Rugs For Your Porch or Patio
- ROW 1 // Black & White Striped Rug | Ikat Kilim Rug | Blue Boho Rug
- ROW 2 // Ikat Blue Dot Rug | Diamond Gray Rug | Neutral Tweed Rug
- ROW 3 // Neutral Diamond Weave Rug | Black & White Tassel Rug | Boho Blue Rug
- ROW 4 // Pink & Orange Tribal Rug | Gray Blue Solid Rug | Blue Persian Style Rug
- ROW 5 // Bohemian Blue Stripe Rug | Black & White Vine Rug | Aqua Ikat Diamond Rug
- ROW 6 // Black & White Global Rug | Pink Kilim Rug | Navy Stripe Outdoor Rug
So tell me, where are your favorite places to purchase indoor/outdoor rugs? And do you have a good one you've used before? Fill me in!
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