Cantoni Dallas Designer Lauren Dickson Shares 5 Tips To Spruce Up Your Outdoor Space for Summer

Things are heating up at our Cantoni Dallas store with new and inspiring summer-ready outdoor settings! From modern outdoor seating to decorative accent pieces, we’ve got all of the outdoor essentials you need for your best summer soiree yet!

Whether you’re starting from scratch or simply looking to spruce up your outdoor space, picking and choosing the right pieces can sometimes be a challenge, which is why we asked one of our talented Dallas designers, Lauren Dickson to share 5 tips to help get you started.

Tip 1: Create an inviting outdoor space with modular seating

“Modular seating allows you to create different seating areas both for relaxing and entertaining. With a variety of choices from a sectional to a chaise to an armchair, when combined with one of our fabulous side tables or cocktail tables (float cocktail table seen here) our modular seating is perfect for summer cocktail parties or laid-back family gatherings.”

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Tip 2: Bring your outdoor space to life (literally!)

Chaisson outdoor-planter pic

“Bring your outdoor space to life by adding lush and lively plants like hibiscus or palms to vibrant or neutral pots and planters.”

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Tip 3: Tie it all together with a rug


“Brighten up your space with a colorful rug or interesting pattern. Rugs are not only a great way to define seating and dining areas but also help in tying it all together. In the image shown above, we paired our contour outdoor collection with one of our botanical rugs from our expansive Arbor Collection.”

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Arbor Collection Rugs

Tip 4: Bring the indoors out with lighting


“Bring the indoors out by adding an outdoor floor lamp to a covered patio or table lamps like our battery-operated Edison The Petit Lamp from Fatboy (shown above) for late night entertaining or lounging. Speaking of entertaining and lounging, we offer some fabulous functional items that provide more than just mood lighting as seen above with the Xpot Light and colorful Cube lights.”

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Tip 5: Art can live outdoors too


 “Decorative accessories like throw pillows are always an easy fix for an otherwise bland color palette. Create a tranquil space with cool blues or a vibrant party patio with reds and oranges. Coordinate them with artful pieces such as an outdoor sculpture or a colorful vase or bowl for either the dining table or cocktail table.”

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There’s only one week left to save on our modern outdoor furniture sale! Get started on creating your own outdoor look by browsing our modern outdoor furniture collections and essentials online, and make sure to use the coupon code SPRING to save an additional 10% at checkout!

Don’t see what you’re searching for? Not sure how that table will look on your patio? No problem!  Come visit one of our interior design consultants like Lauren Dickson, where they will be more than happy to provide contemporary, modern design advice and other customizable furniture options so that your outdoor space matches the style and comfort of your home’s interior in time for summer and all year round!