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Create an Outdoor Retreat with Mix and Match Patio Furniture

Renee Valdes
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Make easy updates to your outdoor space ll The Home Depot Garden Club

Get a jumpstart on outdoor entertaining with mix and match patio furniture or patio furniture sets. It’s easy to create an outdoor retreat that’s within your budget.

Get inspiration and ideasCambridge 4-Piece Fire Pit Patio Furniture Set

Whether you’re ready to update an old patio set or add new furniture, you’ll find many styles and fabrics to choose from with The Home Depot patio furniture collections.

Collections feature mix and match patio furniture with more than 100 ways to build a patio set on a budget. You can also choose your own look from 23 patio styles that offer a choice of 23 colors and three types of outdoor fabrics.

See our patio design ideas for small spaces to affordable patio furniture sets and read about 10 ideas for patio inspiration. You can also check out these patio design and makeover ideas.

Set a themeGet farmhouse style in your outdoor space ll The Home Depot Garden Club

Create your outdoor retreat with a special style in mind, whether farmhouse, bungalow, coastal, traditional, in the moment modern (as seen above with the Grayson patio collection) or any other style you prefer.

When you pick a style, it helps keep your outdoor space design in focus, from the patio furniture to outdoor accessories, including outdoor rugs, pillows, patio umbrellas and ambient outdoor lighting and lanterns. Once it’s set up, all you need to do is relax and escape in your own private retreat.

Select FurnitureUmbrella sets the stage with color in your outdoor space ll The Home Depot Garden Club

Once you’ve determined your theme, you’re ready to select the furniture that fits your space and budget. Select a matching set or customize your space with a la carte pieces. You can mix and match to create the patio you’ve always wanted.

For a quick and easy refresh, pick new outdoor pillows and cushions for your chairs, chaise lounges, couches or benches. While blues and reds remain popular, there’s a move toward pairing bright colors with neutrals.

Create Vignettes

An outdoor room needs an outdoor rug to define your space

Once you select your furniture, look for areas to create vignettes in your outdoor space. Think of the nooks around your garden as additional spaces you can retreat to for reading, drinking coffee or a glass of lemonade and watching your furry friends or just the birds.  

How about a gathering spot around a fire pit in your outdoor space. Think of all the s’mores fun and star gazing you can do. Learn how to build a paver patio with fire pit.

Rely on outdoor accessories to pull these spaces together. Try a garden bench with a side table for books or create a lounge area set up with pillows by a wall that’s decorated with accent planters and terrariums. Just think of all the possibilities.

add paver patios and garden pathways

Crown View 7-Piece Patio Set

Of course, all the focus outside may also create a desire to extend your outdoor space with a new patio. Learn how to install a new paver patio with easy instructions and shortcuts.  

Get inspired with a garden path project or another decorative paver and pebble pathway or build a walkway to your patio.

Then, all you need to add is patio dining furniture, such as the Crown View 7-piece wicker set above.

More ideas

Simple take. Modern furniture in a minimalist outdoor room with an outdoor rug defining the space ll The Home Depot Garden Club

Decorating your outdoor space doesn’t have to happen all at once. You can start with a few items and over time can build out and add things to your perfect oasis. When you turn your attention to gardening, check out the ideas below.

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