Hot Summer Styles for Your Patio

25 ways to get your patio ready for summer

Hot Summer Style for Your Patio

Metallic accents strike the perfect balance between durability and style, so you can sit back and enjoy your patio while they take the heat

Warm up your patio with these fresh outdoor finds


Metal Furnishings

1. Round Umbrella: Cool off under the Round Umbrella with your choice of pole and fabric colours; $328.18 – $459.98, Pottery Barn

2. Bistro Bench: Cuddle up on the cosy Shattuck Bistro Bench; $399, Pottery Barn

3. Stacking Seats: Compact Tavern Armchairs are as comfy as they are tough. Available in red, white, green or pewter; $199, Pottery Barn

4. Fire Pit: The Zira Fire Pit Table is a cooler, table and firepit all in one; $369.95, Pier 1

5. Wire Lantern: For portable ambiance, just light a chicken wire lantern; $49.99, HomeSens

6. Portable Table: This lightweight Tera Gear Roll-Top Aluminum table is just the right size for tiny terraces; $69, Real Canadian Superstore

7. Tea Light Holders: Torre & Tagus Twig Nest tea light holders mix modern and rustic charm; short $19.99, tall $23.99, Briers Home & Gift

Blue and Green Colour Scheme


Create a tropical paradise at home with splashes of bright turquoise and cheery green.

8. Serving Bowls: Sturdy resin and vibrant colours make the Flow serving collection the perfect picnic table topper; $20 – $60, Briers Home & Gift

9. Graphic Pillows: Get comfy and tie your patio colour scheme together with the graphic patterns on these outdoor pillows; $34.99 set of two, HomeSense

10. Lakeside Lounge Chair: Perfect for lounging lakeside, the PC Muskoka Chair comes in a wide array of colours; $89, Real Canadian Superstore

11. Solair Chair: First created in 1972 by architects in Montreal, the funky and functional Solair chair is a national design icon; $99.99, The Bay

12. Tealight Holders: Muuto’s tealight holders play it safe; $28, Vancouver Special

Natural Textures


For a soft, welcoming look, get back to nature and integrate natural fabrics, textures and materials into your outdoor abode.

13. Swinging Chair: With pockets for books or drinks, you’ll love hanging in the Swingasan; $379.95, Pier 1

14. Drinking Glasses: Textured glassware is sure not to slip when condensation hits; $6.99 and $2.99 each, HomeSense

15. Beverage Dispenser: Glass and cork make a simple, yet sophisticated beverage dispenser; $49.95, CB2

16. Rattan Chargers: Give your table a fun casual twist with hand-woven Rattan chargers; $24, Williams-Sonoma

17. Wicker Cubes: Footstools, tables, treasure chests – these wicker Torrey cubes do it all; $329.10, Pottery Barn

18. Macrame Birdhouse: The macrame Buzzy Birdhouse makes a lovely holiday home for your chirping neighbours; $38, Anthropologie

19. Table Textiles Spice up your outdoor dining with textured 100% cotton linens; from $24, Now Designs

Backyard Basics

Dilapidated deck chairs got you down? Giving your backyard basics a modern update is an easy way to breathe new life into your outdoor space.

20. Resin Armchair: Marcel Wanders used candy-coloured resin to design the sexy Cyborg armchair; call for pricing, Inform Interiors

21. Table Lamp: The Cube Lumen brings a soft glow to long warm nights and doubles as an end table or stool; $285, Zuo Modern

22. Solar-powered Lamp: Turn spring sunshine and balmy breezes into eco-friendly lighting with the solar- and wind-powered Solvinden pendant lamp; $29.99, Ikea

23. Sun Lounger: Soak up some sun in the streamlined Club Sun Lounger by Bivaq Barcelona; $1,645, Spencer Interiors

24. Fire Stix: For that cosy fireside atmosphere without the mess, light Hiroshi Tsunoda’s EcoSmart Fire STIX; $2,269, Vancouver Gas Fireplaces

25. Tea Light Garden Stakes: Find your way in the dark by lining your garden path with these ethereal Axis Tea Light Garden Stakes. $24.99, Briers Home & Gift

Originally published in BC Home & Garden magazine. For regular updates, subscribe to our free Home and Garden e-newsletters, or purchase a subscription to the magazine.