Give Patio Furniture Sets a Custom Look with These Tips

Caroline Inge

Article Posted By: Caroline Inge

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Accessories dress up a patio furniture set

Give Patio Furniture Sets a Custom Look with These Tips

If you followed along with all of the gorgeous outdoor spaces that our Style Challenge participants put together, then perhaps you noticed the same trend we did. Many of these bloggers added unique touches to their patio furniture for a custom look.

Change up the cushions

In the photo above, Grace of A Storied Style added slipcovers to her Woodbury 7-Piece Dining Set. Her mix of turquoise and yellow cabana-striped fabrics created a cheery front porch dining spot that her whole family loved!

A mom delivers pancakes to her family sitting at a patio set on a beautifully decorated front porch-- from Grace of A Storied Style

With the slipcovers for the seat cushions and small “half-shirts” for the seat backs that she created, along with bright table runners, Grace injected extra color and personality into her space. It turned out so beautifully that it’s hard to believe this is the same empty space she started out with!

Mix and match cushion colors

A mix of cushion colors from the same collection on a patio set

In Erika Ward’s outdoor space, she (unintentionally) mixed cushion colors in red and wheat from the same patio furniture set, the Walnut Creek Collection. Although it was an accident, we absolutely love the way this gives her collection a unified feel, plus a pop of color, while still being neutral and classic. With a couple of comfortable throw pillows and a large clock, Erika of BluLabel Bungalow gave this spot under her deck a chic and pulled-together look.

Mix in different furniture pieces

Eclectic, urban courtyard from Hannah of Maple + Shade with wooden bench for seating at a patio set

Just because you have a complete patio set doesn’t mean you can’t mix in a few different pieces for a look that matches your personal style. The Hampton Bay Shelburne 5-Piece Dining Set in Aqua (no longer available, but this Hampton Bay Eastham 5-Piece Patio Dining Set has similar lines) looks so relaxed but energized when paired with striped throw pillows, a DIY hand-blocked tablecloth, and a wooden bench. Hannah of Maple + Shade pulled up a simple wooden outdoor bench that she already owned to give her dining spot a more eclectic look and add extra seating.

Build on your patio furniture set

Backyard patio set with outdoor sectional, designed by Lauren of Pure Style Home

Many of our patio collections come as a whole set, but we often have add-on items that can help your set fit your space perfectly. Some collections are also sold separately, meaning you can buy exactly the number of pieces you need. Lauren of Pure Style Home added extra seats to her Hampton Bay Beverly Sectional so that it filled out her gorgeous flagstone patio! While the Beverly patio furniture set comes with four seat sections, Lauren added an additional four sections so that this massive sectional can fit her family of five.

These are just a few ways you can tweak your patio furniture set so that it works for your outdoor space. All of our talented Style Challenge bloggers designed spaces that fit their needs, but also suited their personalities. Among the 18 different spaces in our Style Challenge, you’re sure to find a space that suits your style. For more patio inspiration, go browse them all!

And follow our Home Depot Style Challenge board on Pinterest, too, for new decorating ideas from so many talented design bloggers.