Indoor inspiration
for an Outdoor space

If you’re trying to decide what to do with your back patio or front porch, just bring your indoor design sense to your outdoor space. It’s like gaining a room without walls—so the sky is the limit! Whether you want to use your new wall-less room for outdoor dining or just hanging out, we have options for both. Just follow these simple steps, and you’ll be enjoying it in no time.

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1 First Things First

Just like in your living room, you may want to start by thinking about where everyone is going to sit. Do you want maximum seating capacity with lots of options? You should explore our sectionals. Do you have something more intimate in mind? Maybe a sofa and a couple of armchairs would suit you.

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2 Choose Your Colors

Choosing a new rug is an easy way to establish your color palette. Then you only need to look for pieces that draw out your favorite colors in the rug, or you can complement the look with a contrasting hue. Don’t worry about fading—our outdoor rugs are built to keep their color.

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3 Think About Function

What do you want to do in your newfound space? Unwinding after work with a cocktail? A casual conversation with a few close friends? An all-out soiree that goes into the wee hours? Your accents should not only serve a purpose, but they should also say something about your personality.

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4 Layer on the Style

Once you’ve established your palette and purpose, the rest is easy—especially when you consider our huge selection of outdoor pillows that rival the comfort and style of anything you’ll find indoors. Just choose the ones that speak to you and sprinkle generously.

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5 Sunny Side Up

Put on your lab coat and grab a clipboard because it’s time for a little bit of research. Check your outdoor space at different times of the day and make note of where the sunlight falls. Are there times you’ll need some shade? Will there be any glare problems early or late in the day?

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6 Light up the Night

You’ll want to enjoy your new space after dark, too. The right lighting choice will set the entire mood. Make sure you explore all of your options, from outdoor lanterns to remote-controlled LED candles. And you can never go wrong with a festive set of string lights.

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1 First Things First

Just like in your dining room, you may want to start by thinking about the kind of dining experience you’ll have most often. Large gatherings with family and friends? Max out your seating. Sunday brunch? Create an intimate bistro. Cocktails with the girls? Go for counter-height tables and chairs.

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2 Choose Your Colors

Choosing a new rug is an easy way to establish your color palette. Then you only need to look for pieces that draw out your favorite colors in the rug, or you can complement the look with a contrasting hue. Don’t worry about fading—our outdoor rugs are built to keep their color.

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3 Think About the Presentation

What will the personality of your dinner table be? Elegant for a formal, sit-down dinner? Our shatter-resistant Carmelo Melamine Dinnerware looks like hand-thrown Italian stoneware. Casual for a buffet? Consider drink dispensers, beverage tubs, utensil caddies and tiered serving trays.

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4 Light up the Night

You’ll want to enjoy your new space for some after-dark dining, too. The right lighting choice will set the entire mood. Make sure you explore all of your options, from outdoor lanterns to remote-controlled LED candles. And you can never go wrong with Pier 1 Glimmer Strings.®

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5 Layer on the Style

Once you’ve established your palette and purpose, the rest is easy—especially when you consider our huge selection of outdoor pillows that rival the comfort and style of anything you’ll find indoors. Just choose the ones that speak to you and sprinkle generously.

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6 Make Yourself Comfortable

The best meals aren’t just about the food. They usually involve laughter and reminiscing, too. Make sure you’ll be comfortable enough to let those moments linger with our outdoor dining chair cushions. They’re tough enough for outside use, but soft enough for long conversations.

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