Decorating your Patio in Blue & White
Blue and white decor can revitalize your outdoor living space. These tones offer a fresh and fabulous approach to design and can be mixed in a number of ways. We’ve pulled together some breathtaking approaches to styling with this distinctive combo that will transform any backyard.
Surround yourself in comfort and style with a deeply cushioned outdoor sofa set. Keep all the conveniences at your fingertips with an in-table cooler while you pamper your guests with a recliner chair and swivel rocker. Two wicker end tables are augmented with a ceramic garden stool in blue and white. This deck has a nearly wall-to-banister striped rug that encompasses the furniture grouping and elevates the look. Accent pillows featuring broad stripes and leafy florals pop against the solid blue cushions. The space is finished with a variety of plant pots, vases and lanterns. You’ll have everything you need for a relaxing afternoon or late-night gathering.
Picture yourself enjoying spending time with family and friends in this relaxing outdoor retreat. This sophisticated grouping has a slightly nautical flair with its knotty patterned rug. The white cushioned conversation set is grounded with cast aluminum frames and a deep blue area rug. Simple toss pillows in an assortment of sizes and patterns add dimension. Perfectly partnered with a dark wood table set, the total effect exudes depth and richness.
Chic Outdoor Dining
This light neutral wicker dining set offers lots of opportunity for a splash of blue and white. Alabaster seat cushions wake up the seats while a lattice patterned rug in Aegean blue and stone helps define the zone. The table is topped with a tray and napkins in a pale sky blue, along with indigo dishes and a vase. Surround the space with sizable porcelain white pots overflowing with lush greenery.
By focusing on the light-hued finishes and cushions, this outdoor seating set keeps things open and airy. A sun-kissed wicker set is the star of the show and it’s comfortably adorned with generous ivory cushions and tone-on-tone toss pillows. Dark chambray shades make an appearance in the patterned area rug, throw and the accent table.
Sleek Navy and Teak
This no-nonsense teak dining table has sleek lines and a minimalistic attitude. Navy chairs echo the mood with sculpted seats featuring channels that echo the slat tabletop. This stunningly simple arrangement is finished with a judicious sprinkle of pristine white accents in the form of a tray and a pair of planter pots brimming with artful specimens. The sum total creates a balcony dining space with unmatched refinement.
Snuggle up on a wicker sectional with plush cushioning in a saturated denim. Accented with pillows in deeper and lighter hues, it is as inviting as it is practical. Creating a foundation for this refuge is an arabesque motif rug in dreamy cerulean. Sparing white accents on the pillows, rug and tray pop against the rich canvas. Dark wicker furnishings provide a substantial and cozy feel while the brighter tone of the carpet adds a beachy vibe.
Nothing achieves a modern aesthetic like an angular white sofa. This ivory platform sectional with natural wood accents will enhance the aesthetic of any rooftop terrace. Featuring crisp lines and minimal details, the look is accented with just a hint of hue in the watery aqua accent pillows. The tropical marine blue rug adds a touch of depth to this sublimely modern outdoor living room.
You’ll feel like you’ve walked up to a quaint French cafe or found a niche eatery on the piazza with this charming dining set. Curvy rattan styling of these bistro chairs is detailed with wrapped joinery accents and woven wicker in cobalt and snow. Something this sweet doesn’t need much adorning. Just add a few climbing vines or planters full of boxwoods and flowers to finish the effect.
Bathed in Beauty
Kick back and sun in style with poolside or patio chaises – an easy way to create a stand-alone spot for relaxing in luxury. A pair of adjustable lounges work as well on a deck or in the garden. Always consider adding a small side table for a convenient spot to set your ice-cold drink. Pictured here is one set in teak that features navy cushions with white cording and floral lumbar pillows. Another set, offers sleek styling with its all-white frame and mesh, topped with cobalt and pearl chevron pillows. Architectural planters in porcelain complete each area. These are two entirely different approaches to curating an area where you can feel perfectly pampered and thoroughly at ease.
Whether you are adorning your patio in blue and white from end-to-end or just adding a few touches to your current layout in these compelling shades, accents and accessories are what elevate the design. Bold rich shades add definition while patterns provide interest and texture. Select from outdoor vases and rugs, lanterns and planters. Don’t forget to look for empty walls or unadorned fences on which you can hang decorative wall decor.
Suiting your Style
Blue and white as a color palette can be refined and sublime or fun and festive. It’s an easy combination that can produce designs from bold to demure. Whether you are looking to create the ambiance of a trip to the islands, a cozy cottage garden or a contemporary courtyard, this color pairing has the infallible ability to set any mood you want to achieve.