Outdoor Design Trends: Back to Basics

by Carrie Fitzwater April 07, 2017

black and white outdoor furniture

Trends for Outdoor Living this Spring 

Sometimes updating your patio can be tricky when trying to pick a color scheme, or deciding what look you are going for. The best bet for your outdoor space is to focus on the basics: black and white. We came up with some products that can be mix and matched for a great-looking outdoor patio! 


black planters

The Grooved Bowl Planters from West Elm are chic and simple. Fill them up with some succulents or cacti and you'll be in trend!

blanket throw in black and white

The Eco Poly Flora from In 2 Green is an awesome throw blanket to match a black and white theme! Perfect for nights around the fire when it gets cool outside.

outdoor dining table

Pottery Barn always has a great selection of outdoor furniture. The Carmen Teak Dining Table & X-Back Bistro Chair Set has a sleek look that can easily be spiced up with some flowers or candles as a center piece. This table would be great for an outdoor dinner party!

outdoor black and white pillows

Love these outdoor pillows from Williams Sonoma! Easy to mix and match different patterns, and the black and white is a great look.

mini fireplace

How cool is this little mini fireplace?! Love the geometric shape and the size of it. This Prism Steel Chiminea from Terrain would be perfect on your patio or any outdoor location.

black wall sconce

This large outdoor wall sconce is super unique and cool! The Factory Modern No. 6 Outdoor Sconce from School House Electric would be a great addition to your patio or deck.

brown outdoor side table

This Mid-Century Bistro Table from West Elm is the perfect little side table, or small dining table, for your patio. Love the simple style, it would go with anything!

black and white patterned rug

Love the Ikat Medallion Outdoor Rug from Williams Sonoma. It has a great pattern, and the color won't over power your outdoor space too much either.




Of course the Havana Outdoor Cordless Lamp from Modern Lantern is your best bet for outdoor lighting. Finding a plug in a convenient spot on the outside of your home is difficult (if not impossible?!), and a rechargeable, battery operated lamp takes that problem away. The Havana goes well with multiple outdoor styles too!


Thanks for listening, and hope you found some inspiration! 

Carrie Fitzwater 

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