Add a serene look and feel to your alfresco space
With their light, breezy style, these outdoor furnishings will make you feel like you’re on island time. Chairs, loungers, conversation sets, and more will beckon you outdoors to soak up the sun (and a few mint mojitos, while you're at it).
Done right, a safari decor theme is rich and elegant. The key is restraint: Choose one or two focal pieces for visual impact, like a rustic teak table or a natural-finish wood platform bed. Then finish the look with personality-filled accents like a wooden animal-head wall sculpture or a whimsical elephant ottoman. Keep the rest of the room minimal: A subdued palette of solids, in earthy or black-and-white tones, is an ideal backdrop.
The sun will come out tomorrow. Or maybe more like a month from now. But, when it does, you’ll be made in the shade if you do a little advance planning and pick up some of these first-rate outdoor furnishings. Their contemporary-yet-classic lines won’t ever go out of style.