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  • Writer's pictureJoani Stewart

Create Your Luxury Outdoor Living Room

Updated: Apr 16, 2023

Outdoor Living 101




As warm weather creeps across the continent, many of us are thinking about barbecues on the deck, serene evenings with a glass of wine on the patio, and lounging on the porch. In essence, many of us gain a second living room (and perhaps a kitchen) during the late spring and summer months.


If you're ready to take your outdoor living to a new level of luxury, you'll love our tips on Sunbrella and Crypton and our easy furniture layout ideas.


MEET SUNBRELLA

Sunbrella is a darling of the interior design and soft furnishings world. It is a performance fabric that is perfect for outdoor and indoor use, resists stains and liquids, and comes in a vast array of colors and patterns.


Sunbrella is often used in the creation of patio furniture cushions, shades, umbrellas, and marine canvases...though it can also be used for indoor window treatments and furniture upholstery as well.


 

MEET CRYPTON

Crypton is another performance fabric that many of us love and use. It resists stains, moisture, odor, and UV rays for long-lasting beauty in both indoor and outdoor applications.


This is an especially nice solution for families with young children or pets who don't want to forsake style for practicality. (Want that white sofa or ivory patio lounger? Go for it.)



FURNITURE LAYOUTS

Furniture layouts for outdoor living spaces should be communal, conversational, and cozy. We suggest creating a U shape or an L shape using a patio sofa and individual upholstered chairs. Add a weather-proof coffee table and outdoor rug for the perfect living room outside.


We also recommend adding accent lighting (string lights, tiki torches, battery-powered candles) to really set the mood.


Ready for your new outdoor space? Simply contact joani@joanistewartinteriors.com


DESIGN TREND: The outdoors are in.


Outdoor living could be its own industry, and with good reason. Getting closer to nature also brings us closer together as families and friends, encouraging us all to turn off the screens, pump up the tunes, and make time for memories.



DESIGN TIP: Vary your patterns.


Sunbrella and Crypton offer a huge variety of patterns, perfect for mixing up your colors and prints on your new patio furniture. We suggest pairing a solid color outdoor sofa with 3 or 4 patterned pillows, or vice versa.





Call us at: (310) 701-8866

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