Adding decorative touches to your patio, porch or deck makes spending time outside all the more pleasant. west elm offers many ways to accessorize your outdoor spaces most of which are also functional. Consider an outdoor throw for your wicker patio chair or cushioned hardwood outdoor sofa. A comfortable throw can take the chill off the evening air or provide a landing spot for a spur-of-the-moment picnic on the lawn. Our throws made of cotton blends are particularly suitable for outdoor use, especially those that come in breezy summery colors.
You might also have a few throws handy by the poolside and choose some other beach accessories such as totes, towels and waterproof travel pouches to have on hand for the warmer seasons. Most of our travel items can also be monogrammed for a special gift - or for yourself. Portable speakers for your iPad® or other Bluetooth-enabled device are a great accessory to have on hand when you’re outdoors, and our is waterproof to keep your tablet, phone or mp3 player safe regardless of the setting.
When evening falls, a fire pit is an inviting location for friends and family to gather for s’mores, a refreshing drink or just good conversation. Our fire pits are portable, making them suitable for the porch, patio, lawn or any outdoor space. Made of steel, they are large enough to hold a healthy blaze while small enough to tote, being about 3' long and 2-3' wide, with a clearance of at least 1' off the ground. Add several fireplace forks for roasting marshmallows and a wheeled cart to keep the wood close at hand. And to increase the comfort in your fireside gatherings, select outdoor dining furniture from our various collections, ranging from tiled bistro tables to tropical wood dining sets and comfortable cushioned benches.
When the flowers are blooming in the spring, bring some blossoms to your deck with decorative vases made of white ceramic or beautiful blue glass. These items can create a nautical atmosphere to your outdoor space, especially our waterscape vases made of salt-blasted glass. A display of vases would also look smart on a colorful lacquer tray placed on your patio table. We offer wood, rattan and acrylic trays as well, perfect for toting drinks and snacks from the kitchen to the patio for a cup of hot chocolate in the autumn or glass of lemonade in the sizzling summertime.
A decorative lantern adds a nice glow to a nighttime outdoor gathering. Our generously sized lanterns are up to 18" tall and hold a large candle or LED light, depending on your preference. Place a few around the deck or porch, or add some hurricane lamps or candle holders. Each of these luminaries are offered in glass and porcelain with a variety of embellishments including wood, wire mesh and metal. Most of our lanterns have a wire hook on top for easy hanging or carrying, and our paneled glass lanterns in particular cast a colorful glow on your outdoor spaces.
In addition to these decorative items, you can also choose from additional outdoor decor to brighten your patio or individualize your deck. Perhaps a resin anchor on the windowsill of your porch will remind you of the seaside as well as a brass clamshell that can double as an outdoor keeper for matches to light your candles or fire pit. To add a breeze on those still summer nights, place a portable fan on your patio, with wooden legs to match the decor. With the variety of options at your fingertips, accessorizing your outdoor spaces adds convenience as well as aesthetics to your surroundings with ease.