These days it seems like we’re all about creating those perfect indoor-outdoor spaces, like dreamy three-season porches, covered patios, and even indoor greenhouses. So with all the emphasis on bringing the outdoors in (and vice versa), we thought we’d give you a roundup of some of our favorite indoor-outdoor furniture.
Whether you’re redesigning a backyard oasis or just looking for some porch decor that will winter well indoors, we’ve got you covered.
Here are six of our favorite furniture must-haves that will look just as good inside as they do outside.
1. Jute nomad pouf
Perfect for extra seating on the porch, this eclectic boho pouf will work just as well as a chic, natural addition to your living room. The best part: This versatile floor pouf is just $65 on Overstock.
“Poufs have definitely made their way into our hearts,” says Erin Baird, senior designer for Hoefer Wysocki. “They’re the perfect accessory, offering visual interest through shape, color, and texture, as well as functionality and comfort.”
The natural jute fibers of this pouf make it the perfect indoor-outdoor accessory, Baird adds, working as well as a side table on the patio as it would as a footrest in the family room.
2. Sleek rattan ottoman
We don’t know if Claude Monet would have approved, but this elegant ottoman has certainly earned a place in our favorite indoor-outdoor spaces. Use it as a place to drop your bags, or top it with a serving tray for a unique side table solution.
“Rattan is making a huge resurgence in home decor,” says Baird. “It’s both sustainable and durable, and, similar to the pouf, this rattan ottoman will bring texture and structure to any space.
“This piece can be used as a single statement, or grouped together around a modern fire pit for your chic fall get-together—think sustainable glamping,” she adds.
Get ready for your fall glamping parties by shopping this Monet rattan ottoman ($247 from Pottery Barn).
3. Backyard bar cart
It’s our humble opinion that you can never have too many surfaces for holding drinks (or for mixing them), which is just one of the reasons we love this Playa outdoor bar cart ($319 from West Elm). Plus, the smooth finish of this Scandi-inspired eucalyptus and mahogany bar cart is sophisticated enough for any setting—indoor, outdoor, or even alternating between the two.
“A bar cart is a great way to create a focal point and infuse a bit of fun in a space,” says designer Amber Harris of At Home DC. “With clean lines and a monochromatic finish, you can easily spice this cart up with colored trays that allow for easily passing drinks to guests.”
4. A love seat you’ll want to sprawl in
Sometimes you just want to sprawl out and relax, which is the perfect way to enjoy this chic Payeur love seat with cushions ($225 from Wayfair). Built to endure the outdoor weather but polished enough for the indoors, this love seat-meets-chaise lounge will likely hold you in its thrall and never let you go.
“Flexibility is something I often look for when selecting indoor and outdoor furnishings,” says Harris. “Pieces like this one allow you to have options, like detaching the ottoman to use as an independent seat if you have guests over and are practicing safe social distancing.”
5. Patterned area rug
Nothing ties a space together quite like an area rug, and we think we’ve found just the perfect one in this Cleo Cement indoor-outdoor rug (starting at $162 from Dash & Albert).
Coming in soft shades of beige, navy, and sky blue, this traditional kilim-weave rug is eco-friendly yet strong enough to take on the everyday wear and tear of your household, whether inside or out.
“Rugs are an easy way to add some visual pop and texture to a space, and this indoor-outdoor rug is no exception,” says Bill Ferris, president of Decor Interiors. “The two-toned geometric pattern works great with coastal decor and more modern styles, and the design is just busy enough to obscure any dirt or discoloration—a must for high-traffic areas.”
This kilim rug is extremely durable, and made from long-lasting, fade-resistant fibers.
“Throw it in a hallway or place them beneath a patio dining set with the confidence of knowing that they’re even easy to clean,” Ferris adds.
6. Sloped lounge chair
As comfortable as they are cute, these handwoven wicker chairs are the perfect minimalist seating solution to your outdoor space—but they’ll look just as good around a table or living room indoors.
“Wicker is here to stay,” says Baird. “It’s durable, full of texture, and an obvious bridge between the outdoors and indoors. Although these chairs are simple, paired with bold pillows and a statement side table, they’re sure to add style, interest, and comfort to any space.”
But don’t just take our word for it—snag one of these handwoven lounge chairs for yourself ($399 from West Elm).
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