We love nothing more than a classic garden look complete with ornate details and lots of flowers. But we’re also fans of switching things up – and taking risks. Which is exactly how one of our newest collections got its start. The Montserrat Collection blends the old with the new and combines two resilient outdoor materials. The aluminum frame seamlessly integrates wicker accents for a bit of whimsy and texture that even those who hold traditional style near and dear will find themselves embracing. But the twist on traditional doesn’t have to end there. Read on to find a few more ways to have fun in your outdoor space by branching out of your comfort zone and trying something new.
INCORPORATE DIFFERENT TEXTURES
For a subtler approach, combine interesting textures, like the Montserrat Collection. The outdoor living room seen here finds its focal point in the Root Coffee Table. Resembling a cut tree root, it brings a natural beauty to the space that is further enhanced by textural vessels of different materials filled with plants and candles.
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PLAY WITH COLOR
Blue and white are so popular in outdoor spaces, they’ve practically become a neutral. So why not go for something a little more playful … and dare we say, loud? Your backyard is one space at your home that should never feel serious, and playing with color is the first step to ensuring it stays that way. If the thought of color makes you nervous, start small with a few well-placed accents, and work your way up to more.
GO WILD WITH PATTERN
Now that you’re dipping your toe in the waters of color, take it a step further and add a mixture of coordinating patterns. An insider’s secret to pulling this off with ease is to stick with a defined palette of just two to three colors and mix patterns of varying size repeats. Voila! You’re a stylist in the making.