Accent pillows have a near-magical ability to transform a look. There’s no heavy lifting required, and they’re easy to swap out should you want to shift with the seasons.
If you’re ready to rethink the vibe of your outdoor living room, we’ve curated a few pillow combinations to inspire you. Each look creates its own statement. Which best suits your style?
A Bit Bolder
To pump up the personality of neutral-toned upholstery, get ready to have some fun with big, bold prints and rich, saturated colors. This pillow ensemble combines a geometric teal and navy pattern with an eye-catching print from the New York Botanical Garden’s archives. A classic resort stripe keeps the look grounded.
Consider the names of the colors shown here: Azul, Aruba, Indigo. Doesn’t that make you feel at peace, kind of like a great vacation should? That transportive quality is why blue and white is a classic color scheme for outdoor living. Here, our design team layers on the interest by mixing floral, striped and latticework prints. We love how the indigo background on the Biba Pillow introduces a deeper tone while staying true to the color story.
A Little Warmer
Indigo cushions set against the weathered teak of our St. Kitts Seating create a striking look that can be interpreted many different ways. To take it in a warm yet bright direction, look to hues that reside on the other side of the color wheel. A solid Claypot Pillow establishes the contrast, while printed pillows combine marigold and desert shades with a white background, which picks up lighter tones in the indigo accent pillows.
Soft and Romantic
The white upholstery on our Beaumont Dining is undeniably inviting. But what if we add rows of pillows in shades of coral and sienna, with delicate details like fringe and medallion prints? Now we’ve created a downright dreamy destination.
This outdoor setting is a celebration of textures and shapes – from the clean lines of our Torrento Seating to the contrasting wicker on the Harper Storage Tables. To maintain a focus on artful furniture, introduce pillows in coordinating colors that will build on the aesthetic. Focus for details with a handcrafted look, like the embroidery on our Pescado Pillow Cover, and prints long associated with the creative set – like ikats and caftan stripes.