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Ottomans are the Outdoor Staple You Need this Summer

Ottomans have long been the style maven of many an interior however it seems this hardworking staple is now taking on the great outdoors and the results have us swooning! Not only functional, these multipurpose pieces also work double duty as decor accents, extra seating and happen to be the perfect accessory should you want to throw a bohemian outdoor celebration.

Want to know more? We’ve got three inspired ways that you too can incorporate outdoor ottomans into your home exterior this summer season and well beyond. Trust us you will be so very glad you did!! 

 

EXTRA SEATING 

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Outdoor ottomans are the ultimate relaxation cue! They are the piece of furniture that urges you to sit, rest, put your feet up and take a minute or two. They are also particularly handy when you are entertaining, celebrating or for those Summer days when all the family comes to visit, no need for heavy extra chairs to be dragged out when there are ottomans about. Whether your guests are using them as seats, footrests or handy places to pop their plates, drinks or belonging there really isn’t much an ottoman can’t do. Stylistically ottomans should link back aesthetically to your existing interior and exterior decor, think rattan, leather or ever so chic fabric options that create visual cohesion within the different levels of your outdoor area and home. 

POOLSIDE CHIC 

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There is nothing better than being poolside in summer that is unless you are poolside on an ottoman of course! Placing ottomans by the pool is both practical and stylish not to mention incredibly on-trend. Ottomans sit at the perfect height to either sit on and dangle your toes in the water or place your towel, snacks, and drinks on so that you have everything easily within reach from the comfort of the pool! Extra handy if you have small children who require supervision, ottomans provide the perfect place to sit while you watch. When considering ottomans for poolside use opt for styles that can get wet such as synthetic rattans, wickers, and bamboos or water-resistant fabric options. Adding ottomans to your poolside set up will have you living resort-style luxury from the sanctuary of your very own home! 

 

BOHO STYLE

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Bohemian styling is definitely having its moment in the sun especially when it comes to outdoor events. The laid back boho aesthetic lends itself perfectly to summer sunshine filled days and evenings lounging around on ottomans in the great outdoors! Why not consider throwing a boho soiree in your own backyard. Whether it be a dinner party, family lunch or celebration there really is nothing better than creating the perfect alfresco setting and enjoying time with the people you love. The bohemian look is easy to achieve and the outdoor ottoman takes center stage. Start by layering rugs, plenty of cushions and throws down on the ground to create the perfect base. Next string fairy lights up and place higher level seating such as lounges or rattan occasional chairs in central spots and place a few tables or side tables into the mix. Next place the all-important ottomans in various locations where seating is required, the best styles for this look are leather, textile or rattan, and then finish the styling off with plenty of candles and florals. All that's left now is to lounge on your ottoman and enjoy the magic you have created! 

  

 

 

 

 

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