How to Give Your Outdoor Living Room a Decorator Touch

This inviting outdoor living room space was designed by Courtney of the French Country Cottage Blog.

Have you caught the passion for outdoor living?

Whether you’re dining al fresco, gathered around a chat table fire pit on a cool night or reading on the front porch in the rain, there’s something almost therapeutic about being outside.

And it has never been easier or more fun to create an outdoor living space that’s inviting, beautiful and personal.

Outdoor table settings like these make outdoor dining a beautiful experience. Photo: Maison de Cinq blog.

Quality, stylish seating and dining furnishings go a long way toward creating comfortable open-air spaces. Today, outdoor furniture includes deep-seating sectionals and sofas and even deep-seating swivel rockers, reclining chairs and sofas.  Yet, it’s really the accents –pillows, rugs, accessories and lighting — that allow you to make exterior spaces your own.

It’s the accents and accessories that give your outdoor room an interior design flair.

String lights and solar lights help you create an enchanting outdoor cafe or garden party look.
The Pacific Shoreline Collection, shown here in an outdoor table-and-swivel-rocker chat group, features a traditional rolled arm design with bun styled feet. The group is constructed from Woven PVC wicker with an aluminum frame and porcelain table top with aluminum rim. 

Where to begin creating an inviting outdoor living room?

“I’m a firm believer in going with a color palette of neutrals, earth tones or navy for your seating, then layering in personality and pops of color with throw pillows and outdoor rugs,” said Nicole Harris, design director for Barcalounger Oudoor Living.

Barcalounger Outdoor’s Pacific Shoreline Collection is shown here with 3 different sizes of accent pillows, in both solids and patterns.
The Barcalounger Outdoor Quick-Ship Pillow Program lets you get creative and add interior design flair to the great outdoors. 16 fabrics and 4 sizes of toss pillows and lumbar pillows are offered. Patterns include stripes, lattice, quatrefoil and solids.
The pillow program is in three distinct color schemes: Shown here is the blue color scheme with neutral stripes and florals. Also offered is an orange color scheme  including salmon and dusty rose and a palette of earth tones. Photo: Barcalounger Outdoor Living.

One of the most exciting things about the pillow program is that it is a quick-ship assortment. “Find a Barcalounger Outdoor Living retailerpick out the fabric, trim and shape of pillows you want, and once your order them, they will be shipped to the retailer in 72 hours or less,” Harris explains. 

After pillows, then layer in plants and flowers. “Cactuses and succulents are really hot today, in nice earthenware planters,” Harris said.

Just as string and solar lights add ambiance and warmth to your exterior space, fire pits and fire pit-chat tables are “a huge outdoor accessory right now, and the variety of looks and price points is exploding,” Harris said.

The Woodland aluminum gas fire pit chat table from Barcalounger Outdoor Living is perfect for gathering around on cool nights, and is offered in a multi-step faux wood finish in a warm shade of French Gray.

When putting together the furnishings and accessories for your space, the key is creating a layered and textured look. “Whether lakeside or seaside, the look today is to have tactile things you want to touch and feel,” Harris said. “Sometimes you may go for a rustic or deconstructed look, yet mix it in with something new. Do a lot of mixing…with shells, rope, candles, flowers and plants.

Go for a mix and match look, not a rigid theme.”

She continued, “Don’t feel you have to have the sofas, chairs, table and everything match. The key is to create a tactile, eclectic and inviting look,” she said.

The Westbrook Collection offers 3-position reclining sofas and reclining chairs. This classically transitional style woven PCV wicker design features exposed aluminum arms and front legs while the table top has an aluminum slat top with hand-applied antique finish. Photo: Barcalounger Outdoor Living.

Make Yourself at Home on the New Barcalounger Furniture Website

FullHmpgScreenShotRecliners (1) The homepage of the new Barcalounger website features a slideshow of rolling photos, a menu to explore the product line of recliners, pedestal chairs and motion sofas and for finding a local retailer.

 Relax and make yourself at home on the new Barcalounger furniture website. The website was designed with you in mind, as Barcalounger seeks to fulfill its mission to help you enjoy life’s moments at home.

Come along for guided tour of the website, a place where you can get informed about Barcalounger’s extensive line of recliners, pedestal chairs and ottomans and motion sofas, view all of them from different angles and zoom in, view chairs and sofas in alternate colors and covers,  order swatches, contact us with your questions and sign up for our newsletter. 

On our new website, every chair and sofa is described in detail and can be viewed from different angles, zoomed in and seen in different color/cover options. Click on this screenshot photo or magenta text to visit the Roscoe Pedestal Chair page.
Also on every product detail page, you can share the photo and description on social media, email it to a friend/spouse/family member, print out a tear sheet by clicking the printer icon, and even “Find it Now.” Click on Find it Now to be directed to a local retailer in seconds, where you can see the product in person or order it. Visit the Kelso Sofa page by clicking on this photo or the magenta text.
The ‘Artist’s Lounge is an assortment of some 70 recliner and sofa styles and nearly 90 cover choices that allow you to get creative while personalizing your comfort zone. On this page, use the sorter at the top to pick the style, cover type and mechanism type of your preference so you can streamline your selection process!

Barcalounger Furniture has now taken its brand of comfort and style to the outdoor space with the Barcalounger Outdoor Living line. When you click on Outdoor Living, you’ll be able to browse all 5 outdoor collections.

The Tacoma Collection is just one of five full collections of seating, dining, accent pillow, umbrellas and table collections you can browse on the Barcalounger Outdoor section of the website.

See something you like? You can find an authorized Barcalounger Retailer near you in seconds on our Find a Retailer Page, and be able to call ahead of your shopping trip.

The Find it Now Page on the Barcalounger Website.

And don’t forget to connect with us on Instagram and Facebook! Click on the screen shots below or the magenta text to visit our pages. 

Barcalounger’s new Instagram Page.

Barcalounger looks forward to connecting with you on our website and social media, and invites you to make yourself at home anytime!

Barcalounger’s Facebook page.