Patio Accessories Achieve Colorful, Coastal Look

Chelsea Coulston

Article Posted By: Chelsea Coulston

of Making Home Base

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To create an outdoor décor that’s uniquely yours, choose a highly customizable outdoor collection with lots of good options for patio accessories.

We love the colorful, coastal look that Chelsea Coulston created for her patio with the Middletown Outdoor Collection. It has 16 different colored fabrics to choose from, along with lots of coordinating patio accessories. It makes decorating your patio or deck pretty easy, really.

Chelsea is the talented decorator behind Making Home Base. For our Patio Style Challenge series, she explains how she created this attractive coastal look for her patio with outdoor accessories from The Home Depot.

Patio Accessories for a Coastal Patio Décor

When we bought our home in October, the patio was a total blank slate. I imagined having a beautiful spot where we could entertain friends and neighbors, eat outside as a family, and just relax and enjoy Florida in the springtime. When The Home Depot asked me to partner with them again for the Patio Style Challenge I knew this would be the perfect opportunity to create that great outdoor entertaining space.

What I love most about this space is that is completely achievable. It didn’t require a bunch of labor or tools. We mostly worked within the space that was already defined and started with the Middletown Patio Dining Set as the centerpiece. I then used the gorgeous outdoor accessories from The Home Depot to bring the space to life. Accessorizing was the key to elevating our bland patio to our dream entertaining outdoor space.

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Outdoor Pillows

When it came to choosing a color scheme, red and aqua were the natural choice for me. That’s why I went with the Dragonfruit cushions for the outdoor dining set. To bring in the aqua I turned to my go to accessory for spaces indoors and out: throw pillows. They are the coziest accessory you could have.

The Home Depot offers a great mix of colors and patterns when it comes to outdoor pillows and cushions. I loved the Crab Shack Outdoor Toss Pillow you see above because it brings the red and aqua together, while tying in my love for coastal décor. I also picked up another aqua colored pillow that has some great texture and darling starfish buttons.

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Red and Aqua Color Scheme

The Middletown table and chairs are such a major focal point in the space I wanted to contrast the Dragonfruit red as much as possible so that it didn’t feel overpowering. I layered the aqua in by using the teal coral outdoor rug, and I chose the Sky Mist color for the market umbrella that coordinates with the Middletown patio collection.

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Throw pillows, string lights, plants, and lanterns are some of my favorite accessories for our patio. The 10 in. red ceramic lantern and the 5 in. ceramic lantern you see above are my very favorite, if I had to choose. They are great pop of color, and the detail is really pretty. Using the flameless candles in here are a must so you don’t have to worry about the mess of melted candle wax.

I used the flameless candles in the galvanized anchor candle holder you see below, as well. That’s another favorite accessory of mine.

Outdoor Dining Accessories

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I love all of the entertaining features of our new outdoor space. The dining accessories like these acrylic tumblers and this galvanized serving caddy with rope handles are great. The caddy is good for holding utensils, napkins, and other necessary items. I especially love the rope handle detailing. Also, the galvanized drink container is wonderful for keeping drinks ice cold during our warm Florida afternoons!

I’m so happy we were able to create the perfect entertaining space that is comfortable yet stylish with fun patio accessories. Thanks to The Home Depot for partnering with us to create this fun space. We can’t wait to share this space with our family and friends throughout the season!

Chelsea Coulston is a mom and a military wife. After living in five different states in six years, she’s become an expert at decorating and DIYing new homes. She shares her projects and inspirations on her blog Making Home Base.

See more of this patio makeover on Chelsea’s blog. Check out Chelsea’s previous Patio Style Challenge article– she made a very small courtyard patio look fabulous.

Browse our Outdoor Living Department for everything you need for your patio, deck or balcony. Browse our customizable patio collections, each with at least 16 fabric color choices and plenty of coordinating outdoor accessories. Follow our Patio Style Challenge board on Pinterest for more great outdoor decorating ideas from some of the most talented bloggers on the internet.