How To Make Your Outdoor Space As Inviting As Your Living Room.

Spring has sprung and everyone's heading outdoors.  Here are some edits and ideas to making your outdoor space as inviting as your living room. 

It's actually pretty simple. Identify your outdoor space. Maybe it’s a yard, porch or balcony. Know the measurements of your outdoor area so you know things will fit. Find items that totally float your boat (we have a lot below). Incorporate colors, patterns, textures and textiles to up the visual interest and make it both personal and inviting. Keep reading and have fun designing and curating your new outdoor living space!

Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ -Robin Williams

Your outdoor living room starts here:

Strong, resilient and weather-resistant, the Magnolia Collection 4 piece set has the elevated aesthetic you’re looking for with a chic and relaxed elegance. We use woven poly rope for its strength, texture and resistance to the elements. Combined w/ a lightweight aluminum frame, it’s all at once on-trend, sustainable and stands the test of time. Customers love that it is super strong and easy to maintainGet playful with colorful throw pillows in florals and vibrant hues.  Anchor and define the space with a contemporary indoor/outdoor area rug.

Merrick Lane Magnolia 4 Piece Patio Set

How to build the perfect Chat Set 

Start with 2 patio club chairs from the Magnolia Collection. Thoughtfully designed and totally on-trend, these elegant poly rope chairs are all-weather and sustainable. Choose rope and cushions in either ivory or grey. Set it up and beautifully define your space with an indoor/outdoor area rug. Add a coffee table or side table, your favorite beverage and snacks and you are ready to start the conversation.

Merrick Lane Magnolia Patio Club Chairs

If you need a lot of seating

Look no further than the Cape Cod 5-seat sectional sofa in charcoal or beige.  It’s 100% chic with a thoroughly modern vibe. The weather resistant cushions provide a generously sized seating area in your outdoor space. Up the cozy factor with smaller lumbar accent pillows to add a layer of tones and textures.  Lush it up to create an outdoor oasis with plants and an herb wall. Not only do plants release oxygen into the air but you can cook with the herbs. Win/win. It’s how to create a casual, open connection to your home.

Merrick Lane Cape Cod Outdoor Sectional

Patio umbrellas

It doesn’t matter if you live in a sunny southern city or way up north, everyone needs a little shade in the warmer weather. Get it with these generously sized 9’ round patio umbrellas in 3 of the most sought-after colors: grey, navy and teal. #Bold #Bright #Fun. Push button tilt function makes it simple to expertly block those sun rays. These umbrellas can go next to a lounge or inserted into a table to shade what’s underneath.

Merrick Lane Patio Umbrella

Light My Fire: Outdoor living wouldn’t be complete without a fire source. Wood burning or propane fueled, turning up the heat extends the season to a longer portion of the year.

Color My Floors: Banish bland concrete and wooden floor space. Consider a porch-and-floor enamel paint to create an eye-catching graphic design (stencil patterns are great here) or a serene color underfoot.