The days are getting longer again and the temperatures are rising. Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to get our outdoor area up to scratch. With beautiful outdoor decoration you can create a cozy atmosphere of wellbeing on the outside and spray your personal flair. Whether with pillows, blankets, fairy lights or plants – there are endless possibilities to customize the outdoor area. We have selected the most beautiful decorating ideas and styling suggestions with which effects can be achieved immediately. Here we go!
Why is decoration so important?
Decoration is not only a must inside, but also outside. After all, decoration is what our four walls and of course the outdoor area individual and homely power. With a variety of decorations, we can live creatively and implement imaginative styling ideas. And: If you want to bring a breath of fresh air into your interior, this can be implemented with little effort with decoration!
Decor is tact.
Frank Lloyd Wright (architect)
How much outdoor decoration is allowed?
We think that you can never have enough decoration. Because only the right accessories create cosiness and allow your own personality to move into your home. Nevertheless, the garden decoration is always a little bit tactful. You have to find your very own beat and prefer to use a little less decoration than too much. In general, it looks more and more harmonious if you don’t distribute the home accessories indiscriminately on your balcony or terrace, but instead create small decorative islands. Simply use colors, materials or topics as a guide.
These materials & colors are currently in vogue
Natural colors such as white, beige, gray and cream currently decorate many gardens, patios and balconies. Of the Modern natural look has conquered a wide variety of outdoor areas and it is therefore no wonder that natural materials in particular are absolutely in demand. To add a touch of color to the overall picture, rich tones are very fabulous. Mustard yellow, terracotta and a fresh green conjure up colorful accents when mixed with rattan, dark wood, sisal, concrete and jute.
3 professional tips from Westwing founder Delia Lachance
Delia’s top 3 tips for the perfect outdoor area:
- Let yourself be inspired by your surroundings
- Your facility should fit your needs
- Decorative accents create a living room flair
Lanterns, fairy lights, etc.: atmospheric lighting
Even in the evenings, the outdoor area can be cozy instead of pitch dark. It’s a good thing that WestwingNow not only has furniture, but also many decorative accessories that not only look good, but also provide beautiful light on the outside. Are a real classic Candlesthat in pretty Lanterns also become an eye-catcher during the day. By the way, lanterns are not only for setting up, but also for hanging.
Speaking of light! If you can enjoy a covered terrace or balcony, maybe you are too Outdoor hanging lights well suited. Models that impress with their straight lines and natural materials are particularly popular. For those who attach great importance to the environment or do not have an electrical power connection outside, there are also many pretty solar lights for the garden.
You can create additional light sources Fairy lights, lanterns or garden torchesthat you can easily put in the bed. A rustic one Fire bowl in the open air creates an atmospheric ambience and also provides a good portion of warmth.
Pretty decoration for the flowers
Whether a huge garden, a small balcony or a wooden terrace – your outdoor area lives from the right decoration. And of course this also includes flowers and plants. In themselves, these are already very decorative, but with stylish vases, pretty planters or braided baskets, you can top it off with the look. Is the space on your balcony or terrace rather limited? Then flower pots dangling from the ceiling are just perfect. With so-called flower lights you create a colorful sea of flowers without losing valuable space.
Decoration tip: You don’t have a green thumb? No problem! There are also great artificial flowers and plants for the outdoor area that require little maintenance. Dusting occasionally is enough!
Kisses & plaids outdoors
For the ultimate feeling of wellbeing, decorative pillows and wool plaid are also an absolute must outdoors. Whether casually on the floor as a cool seat cushion or colorfully thrown together on the lounge chair – with cushions and blankets it stays really cozy in the cooler evening hours. You can also use these accessories to create colorful accents on your terrace. And should the look not suit you in the next season, just replace pillows and plaids. Is much easier and cheaper than investing directly in new upholstery, furniture, etc.
On the terrace or balcony, a beautiful outdoor rug is simply wonderful. The dry surface looks twice as comfortable due to the new covering and exudes a cozy flair. Of course, in the middle of the garden on the green lawn you can also use a robust carpet for the outside area as a base for a romantic picnic. As always, whatever you like is allowed: graphic patterns or robust natural fibers, round or square. With an outdoor carpet, it looks just as cozy outside as it does indoors.
The right outdoor tableware
When the weather is good, life shifts outside and the next BBQ party or Sunday breakfast in the sun are also waiting for you. Outdoor tableware is a must for garden decorations to round off the ambience. Linen table runners, round bast or sisal placemats and pretty tableware conjure up a stylish look on your table. With a tray, you can transport several things at once and do not have to run several times. A glass carafe looks decorative and is super practical – add it to our wish list!
For the ultimate feel-good factor in your garden or on the balcony, you need a few really nice decorative baskets. Bowls and baskets made from natural materials are particularly stylish and practical at the same time. Above all, the braided it-pieces made of bast, sisal or jute provide a nice touch outside when nicely filled.
Westwing bonus tip: the outdoor decorative shelf
Are you still missing that certain something outside? How about a modern outdoor shelf? This not only looks great, but also offers a lot of space for plants and garden decorations. Let off steam and let your creativity run free! Just make sure that the material is stable enough and suitable for outdoors. Because it will most likely get a shower or two. Metal is therefore particularly recommended.
A little hint: In bad weather, just cover with a tarp. So the decoration can also stay on the shelf!
We hope our ideas for outdoor decoration could inspire you. We hope you enjoy furnishing and decorating! Discover even more outdoor decorations in the WestwingNow online shop! Order conveniently online and have it delivered to your home. We guarantee you safe shipping and strive for fast delivery. Are you new to Westwing? If you are primarily looking for offers, you should definitely register with our Westwing Shopping Club. There are great designer sales with furniture, decorations and much more to discover every day!
Reading tip: Are you planning a pool party? Then let us inspire you here too! And just click into our articles on the outdoor living room, the outdoor kitchen, the outdoor dining and the outdoor trends.