It is full-on Springtime in the Rockies right now. We’ll have beautiful weather one day where I’ll exercise outside and generally feel optimistic about life and then the next day will involve spitting snow, boots I swore I wouldn’t put back on my feet one more time and me hunkering down with a box of cookies and silent desperation. I like spring in Colorado, but I say that with hesitation. The weather mood swings are hard on my sensitive disposition.
Let’s console ourselves with some outdoor furniture, shall we? At some point we’ll be able to relax outdoors without fear of a sudden snowstorm – we might as well be ready for that moment.
As some of you know, I have a new design assistant named Kristy Oatman. She and I pulled together some outdoor furniture that is reasonable in price, ready to order and it’s all stuff that we love for creating a Boho vibe this summer.
Here’s what Kristy has to say about her pick for an outdoor sectional: “I really love the Portside Collection…..why? Sleek, simple and it maximizes seating!” If you have the room, she recommends looking into a sectional, “Because unlike the awkward corner seat with your sectional in your living room, someone is always willing to curl up in that corner spot outside. The portside collection offers two styles and both have a feature that I love – the built-in end table which is great for potted plants, or an extra seat if you need it. You really get three pieces in one!”
If you don’t have the room for a sectional – or have a front porch or something smaller you want to furnish – try a loveseat or small sofa.
3. Accent Chairs
There are a lot of great outdoor accent chairs – here are a few of our favorites!
4. Outdoor Rugs
Kristy recommends pairing the sectional with a basic rug and then layering a kilim rug on top to jazz it up. “My approach to decorating outdoors is to keep the big ticket items basic. You can keep it fresh with pillows, layering rugs, throws, lanterns and other fun outdoor accessories!”
For an outdoor room, just like an interior room, you start with the big furniture pieces and the rugs. Look for simple lines and flexible seating in neutral colors. Add the pops of color or texture with a few pillows, plants and lanterns.
Have a great weekend! We’re putting another window into the kitchen this weekend – should be fun… 😉