After discovering in last week’s What’s Trending: Outdoor Living Spaces what outdoor furniture best fits your client’s needs, it’s time to add those finishing touches to complete the space. A great way to tie together an outdoor living space is by dressing up the furniture with big cozy pillows and adding a warm and inviting rug. Thanks to materials such as acrylic and polypropylene, these products will be able to withstand the harsh conditions of the outdoors, all while looking fabulous.
Adding a rug to an outdoor space will not only tie the area together, but will also define the space by providing warmth and texture, and give the area an overall look of completion. Over the years, outdoor rugs have vastly improved. They originally gained a reputation as scratchy and unpleasant, but have now evolved into a softer feel that will become even softer as time passes.
Outdoor rugs are made of polypropylene, a synthetic material meant to last. This allows for some major advantages. First, outdoor rugs can withstand extreme outdoor wear. Second, cleaning couldn’t be easier. Hose it down and watch as spills and dirt wash away. Third, the number of stylish options now available is endless. Currently, we are seeing a lot of bold geometric patterns and brightly designed nautical themes.
The next step in finishing up the outdoor space is to add accent pillows. Accent pillows are the perfect way to enhance the outdoor living space with an array of colors and textures that make the space inviting. Choose a variety of pillows in contrasting colors and add textures for a high fashion look. Chill out in cool blues, deep cobalt and aquamarines. Throw in some luxe accents, modern metallics or patterns inspired by nature to complement the furniture and rug. The best part about accent pillows is their ability to drastically change the appearance of a space with minimal effort as many times as you would like throughout the lifespan of the outdoor furniture. Outdoor pillows are most commonly made with Sunbrella® 100% acrylic fabrics, allowing them to withstand harsh sunlight. Not only do they withstand harsh sunlight, but are easily cleanable with dish soap and will not grow mold or mildew. Sunbrella fabrics have expanded so much over the past few years that you will be sure to find the right style.
Design Alliance offers everything you need to create a breathtaking outdoor space. After browsing our beautiful selection of outdoor furniture collections last week, take look at our gorgeous accent pillows offerings. In addition, we have even more vendors for outdoor rugs. Start shopping now! Contact Design Alliance for pricing, orders and inquires.