How to Up Your Outdoor Decorating Game

Great outdoor spaces are like great rooms, filled with things to delight the eyes and soothe the senses. We love outdoor decorating because it’s a chance to play up your style and be a little more fun than you might regularly be inside. If you’re in need of an outdoor refresh, we’ve got you covered with these distinctive pieces that will transform your open-air space into a summer hot spot.

Swoon-worthy Swings

Dozing in a porch swing on a warm Sunday afternoon is our idea of heaven, which is why we offer multiple outdoor swings to fit your style. If you already have our fan favorite Sunday Porch Swing, take it up a notch by adding the Sunday Porch Swing Tray Table. The tray slides along your swing’s arm and locks into place so you can enjoy your glass of wine or coffee effortlessly.

 Outdoor Games

We love backyard games so much we decided to put our stylish touch on two fan favorites. Classic ping pong tables and corn hole boards can be a sight for sore eyes, but now you can enjoy beautiful outdoor entertainment all summer long. Our fun Del Ray Ping Pong Table is made of white, high-density polyethylene, so it’s totally outdoor safe, extremely durable and stable. With our chic Acrylic Cornhole you can write team names on the clear acrylic using a dry-erase marker. How cool is that?

Outdoor Poufs

Whether you’re taking a seat or propping your feet, poufs are an easy way to incorporate pops of color and pattern. Because poufs are small, they can fit into any space and are a fun option for adding extra seating. You can even throw a cute tray table on top and turn it into an outdoor ottoman.

 Pretty Planters

As Bunny Williams says, “Ornaments can bring your eye up from the ground to help you experience a space better and give focus to a garden.” Put your plants on display and elevate the eye with a beautiful array of outdoor planters. Whether you’re adding in more greenery or planting a bright arrangement of flowers, they deserve to stand out.

Mosaic Fountains

Fountains are a great way to create your own outdoor oasis and these are the perfect size for any space. Their mosaic tiles are bold and bright which look beautiful against greenery. We recommend nestling them among your other planters and letting the gentle stream of the water take you into a state of serenity. 

Outdoor pool cabana for storage

Stylish Storage

Who said outdoor storage couldn’t be stylish? Say goodbye to hidden storage and put your towels on display like a 5-star resort. Pool toys, towels, sunscreen, store it all. With the adjustable cabana cover, you’re able to protect what’s inside if your forecast calls for bad weather. Bonus – get your drink supplies ready because the cabana also doubles as an outdoor bar. 

Looking for other ways to take your outdoor space up a notch? Browse all of our outdoor decor, or find more outdoor inspiration from our posts below:

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Abbey Nolte

Abbey is a homegrown Georgia peach who loves a fresh take on Southern design. When she’s not working behind the scenes of the How to Decorate blog and podcast, you can find her cheering on the Appalachian State Mountaineers and spending time with her wheaten terrier, Charlie.


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    Kathy Mullins

    May 22, 2020

    Could you share about the straw tote w leather handles in the Pretty Planters dialogue