The days are getting sunnier, warmer, and longer, which means my favorite season is almost here! And this summer, I want you to make sure your outdoor space is just as stylish (and comfortable) as your indoor space. So I’m here to help – with decor to help you entertain, get relaxed, and truly enjoy the summer – all from Shutterfly.
I’ve pulled together a collection of some of my favorite pillows, dinnerware, serving pieces, and accessories that will all perfectly coordinate on your patio, deck, or balcony (in my signature neutral color palette, of course.) Featuring an array of graphic patterns, these pieces will elevate your dining table or seating area – and add a whole lot of visual interest all summer long (starting at $13). Plus, I’m sharing my easy tips for elevating your outdoor entertaining.
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Bobby’s Tips For Outdoor Entertaining
Follow these easy tips to ensure your outdoor space is stylish -and all set for summer.
1. REMEMBER THE RULE OF 3
When adding pillows to your outdoor sofa, stick to groupings of 3. Pair 2 square pillows with a smaller lumbar pillow, mixing small and large scale patterns in 2 or 3 colors, for the ideal grouping.
2. STICK TO YOUR COLOR PALETTE
For a more visually pleasing look, keep all your decor in the same color palette. I choose black, white, terracotta, and tan, for my dining and seating area, creating a cohesive backyard that looks connected and perfectly pulled together.
3. OPT FOR OUTDOOR-FRIENDLY PLATES
Melamine plates are the perfect choice for al fresco summer meals. They’re dishwasher safe, scratch-resistant, and virtually unbreakable. Plus, they’re a more eco-friendly friendly choice than single-use, disposable options.
1. Terracotta Overlapping Circles Melamine Plate | 2. North Boho Stripe Cloth Napkins | 3. Black and Cream Stripe Melamine Serving Platter | 4. Vertical Dash Mud Cloth Stripes Blanket | 5. Stone Geometric Melamine Dinner Plate | 6. Batik Triangle Outdoor Pillow | 7. Twiggy Stripes Black & Cream Cloth Napkins | 8. Soul Garden Playa Outdoor Pillow | 9. Geometric Triangles Melamine Serving Platter | 10. Dotty Boho Geometric Outdoor Pillow | 11. Palomino Stripe Salad Plate | 12. Chunky Stack Inky Outdoor Pillow