Having a place where you can sit outside, relax, and enjoy the fresh air can make you feel calmer and happier. Thanks to our friends at Hayneedle, I was able to create an outdoor living space that I love and hang out in all the time! I’ve spent a lot of time here already this summer with family, friends, and my dog Enzo. And I can’t wait to hang out here in the fall, too! Once the air starts getting cool and crisp, I’ll be curling up in this space with a cozy blanket, a magazine or book, and a cup of tea (or a hot toddy!).
To create a cozy outdoor living space like this one, you need comfy, weather-resistant furniture, home decor that fits your style, and some softer home accents that make the room feel more inviting. Scroll down to see what we used to decorate this space!
Relax & Recharge
Since I like to mix different textures and materials whenever I’m decorating or crafting, I combined wicker seating with mixed metal tables for my outdoor living space. I also chose neutral colors that would complement each other and enrich our warm wood floor and brick wall fireplace.
Choose Seating That’s Great for Relaxing and Socializing
I like the wicker conversation set we got from Hayneedle because it’s lightweight, yet resilient—and it comes with soft, comfortable cushions. Wicker chairs can sometimes feel heavy and have a square shape. So I like that these chairs are light and have more of a fine-boned look and delicate shape. They also fit perfectly on our porch right in front of the fireplace. Since I’m not using the fireplace right now, I put candles in there to create a more cozy atmosphere.
Mix Different Styles to Make it Your Own
The conversation set comes with a wicker coffee table and side table, but I put them toward the front of my porch instead. I don’t want my furniture pieces and home decor to be too matchy-matchy, so I decided to get Hayneedle’s copper side tables and use their cocktail table as my coffee table. We love copper around here and use it to make a lot of different copper wire projects. I also love gold! The coffee table has a beautiful gold antique finish as well as a distressed surface texture. Plus, its asymmetrical design works really well with all of the geometric planters we got from Hayneedle. These mixed metal tables also highlight the gold and copper accents in the planters. Check out our style board on Hayneedle to see all the goodies!
Create a Space You Want to Be In
As you can see, we have quite a few planters on our porch. I love plants—whether they’re real, faux, or made out of paper. Adding greenery is just like getting a breath of fresh air. It can bring energy to a room while also creating a calm, serene atmosphere. Just like the other decor in this room, I wanted to get a variety of planters with different colors and textures that would complement the furniture.
Indoor/outdoor rugs and table lamps are another easy way to add warmth and texture to a room. This indoor/outdoor area rug from Hayneedle is a great choice for an outdoor living space because it’s resistant to water, mildew, and mold. It’s also very simple, yet stylish.
If your porch is on the smaller side, you can still create an outdoor living space that you love! These pieces would work just as well on a patio or deck. Or you can browse Hayneedle to see what would suit your space. Whatever you do, make it your own!
- 4’x5.58′ Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug
- Wicker Conversation Set
- Coffee/Cocktail Table
- Side Tables
- Crosby Geometric Planters
- Indio Geometric Planters
- Terra-Cotta Planters
- Arcadia Geometric Planters
- Textured Planters
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