This patio by Design Love Fest is what everyone wants in a warm-weather setting. One of the things we love most about outdoor spaces — aside from barbecue, of course — is that they lend themselves well to funky accents and whimsical details. So, if you've been eyeing a trendy color or busy pattern that may overwhelm your interior design, then consider experimenting outside. In this instance, geometric floor tiles set an "anything goes" tone for the rest of the look, which continues in the mixed-and-matched chairs and eclectic throw pillows on the built-in seating. The polka dots on the fringe umbrella match the sweetness in the pink cushions, and the abundance of greenery plays into those sunny vacay vibes. If you're gearing up for an al-fresco filled summer, blend bright shades and interesting textiles into an airy aesthetic. A similar sunburst mirror is a strong starting piece: it helps define the area and practically begs for you to lounge nearby.
Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.