Outdoor Lounging

large-zuo Brainstorming for outdoor living space ideas has never been a more creatively fulfilling project. With furniture choices that now include the comfort of an outdoor daybed in your back yard, the possibilities get really interesting.

Traditionally, patio furniture has been modeled after kitchen and dining room spaces, intended to accommodate outdoor dining or maybe board and card games. With an outdoor daybed, your design starts to look more like a living or sitting room, more appropriate for reading and relaxing, or sharing drinks and conversation.

An outdoor daybed can take the relaxation potential of your back yard to the next level. Add the ultimate in decadent lounge furniture with designer Zuo outdoor daybeds and you’ll want someone feeding you grapes all day long.

Furniture from Zuo is known for a distinctive contemporary style that artistically fuses form and function. Zuo outdoor daybeds feature designs like a detachable yin and yang shape, a model with courtship seating, or a convertible fabric canopy.

Elegant lines and satisfying colors like espresso and cream, make Zuo outdoor daybeds, tables, chairs, sofas, and related accessories an ideal choice to create an air of serene exclusivity. A discerning designer would appreciate Zuo outdoor daybeds and complementary outdoor furniture for the effortless sophistication each piece brings to any patio or yard.


Outdoor Daybeds Maximize Your Exterior Space

Whether you’re looking for luxury furniture or something more modest, outdoor daybeds can work well with patio tables, patio umbrellas, and other outdoor furniture to create the full experience of a living room under an open sky.

As you shop for an outdoor daybed, consider materials and companion pieces carefully to both fit in your space and withstand your climate. Will you need to account for a long rainy winter? Does your yard get long hours of punishing sun? Or will you move your outdoor daybed indoors during the off season? Answering those questions early on will help you enjoy your outdoor furniture to the fullest.

If you find it challenging to select multiple pieces that work together with an outdoor daybed, start browsing the selection of outdoor daybed sets that are already expertly coordinated. Outdoor sofa and outdoor daybed sets can include pillows, cushions, and tables. You may also be able to purchase a matching chaise, chair, or loveseat to really complete the look.


Accessorize with Outdoor Daybed Cushions

You may be looking at outdoor daybed sets that include tables and shades, wondering if your current outdoor daybed could use any accessories. A clever way to make outdoor daybeds a bit more stylish is the use of outdoor daybed cushions.

Outdoor daybed cushions are different from the indoor version because they feature hardy weather-resistant fabric or woven plastic. When shopping for outdoor daybed cushions, you’ll also want to look for products filled with mildew-resistant synthetic stuffing or foam.

Outdoor daybeds are a wonderful choice to make your outdoor hours feel like a real escape from the everyday. Having an outdoor daybed to lounge on under the summer sun can make even a plain back yard feel opulent. Add a fresh breeze to keep you cool and you could be transported to a tropical resort every time you close your eyes.

Cozy Country Charm

A beautiful country home deserves a beautiful dining room that evokes memories of turn-of-the-century country charm.


Riverside’s Coventry dining table gives your home a rustic, weathered look with a hint of classic sophistication. This table with two-tone finish is a great versatile piece for the Arts & Crafts style home, the traditional English country cottage style home, and even a Cape Cod style home.

The great thing about being your own designer is that you can mix and match your dining room chairs to suit both your personal style and your home’s. Any of these three choices will look marvelous mixed with one another, or keep with tradition and remain with a full set of a single style.

Riverside’s Mix-n-Match dining chair is nicely padded and compliments the weathered antique look quite well.

Safavieh’s Logan dining chair gives a rich more traditional antique look to the room. This chair design adds a lovely feminine touch to the room without being over-bearing.

Zuo’s Richmond dining chair is a perfect fit for a slightly more contemporary home. This will accentuate the gray tone in the table while not discounting the feel of a traditional home. A very nice blend of traditional and contemporary.

chandelier When you are redesigning your dining room, you also need to keep in mind the lighting. The wrong lighting will make the dining set you choose feel awkward and out of place. For this room, Yosemite’s mini-chandelier is a great choice. The seven lights will uplight the room—meaning light will reflect off the ceiling as opposed to directly onto the table—quite nicely. This rustic look is a great pairing with a traditional table such as Riverside’s Coventry.

When looking at wall color, the neutral tone of the dining options above will give you a great deal of lee-way as to how you can add color to your room. Deep, rich, colonial tones of yellow, merlot, autumn orange, and teal are all wonderful ways to make your lighter dining set shine. These deep colors can be used as accents throughout the dining room by way of dish sets, a vase with fresh flowers, or decorative candles.

A Room for the Bachelorette


Young men aren’t the only ones with a bachelor pad. Today we create a fabulous little bachelorette room. A place where the girls can be enlivened by color and patterns while catching up over an impromptu dinner party.

Armen Living’s velvet love seat is casually elegant, adding a vibrant splash of plum to the room.

Take a walk on the wild side with a pair of these Homelegance Lifestyle accent chairs. Mixing up patterns and solids is a sure way to get the attention of your favorite interior design friend.


Vibrant purple is complimented quite well with this modern cube teal end table by Avenue Six. Bring the colors together with accents in a rich autumn gold. A new color scheme like plum, teal, and gold may create the opportunity to change up the wall color in your room. If you have a modern architecture-style pad, white is the color of choice to keep the room feeling large and bright, accented with gallery wrapped art in the colors that compliment your color scheme. The person who has a larger home can work with a deeper, richer wall color. Color blocking and adding patterns to the walls is a great way to create a room with your own personality. A single wall in deep purple behind the zebra chairs, blended with three walls in a softer neutral grey that has a teal undertone will really make the purple love seat shine.


Cozy-up the Master Suite


The master suite is usually the last place to get a make-over. What better way to warm up the room and change the ambiance than with a gel fireplace?

Real Flame’s Silverton fireplace is adorned with a sleek black finish and it simple enough in design to blend in with both contemporary and traditional decor. The gel will throw out 900BTUs for up to three hours, which is just the right amount of time to wind down at night once the kids are settled into bed.

You don’t want to leave the rest of the room unfinished, so continue this new look and feel with Stanley Furniture’s Arrondissement Reverie bed with a great, casual, rustic finish. The wide planked headboard is a great look for that antiqued casual feel with a hint of sophistication in the carved bed posts.


The matching dresser has a vintage raised carved motif finished with brass knobs—a tribute to the more traditional European style. The Epoque dresser will be a great addition to the room either alone or as a pair of clothing storage options.

Zuo has designed a fabulous cabinet that really shines with a similar distressed look, but adorned with the Union Jack across the front. This is a great way to blend in a bit of bold reds with the more solemn black and off-white as your accent colors throughout the room.

Sitting Area in front of fireplace:

With the fantastic addition of a fireplace in the master, you will want to create a small sitting area to enjoy the flame, read a good book, or just enjoy some soothing music. Linon has designed the perfect accent chair with chandelier patterned textiles and black finish frame. It has a more contemporary appeal, yet it blends in quite well with the traditional look. A pair of these with the Butler Specialty accent table between will look simply fantastic.


The accent table in a soft white finish is a great little table with pull-out shelf for holding your reading glasses, favorite book, and a glass of your favorite evening drink. Add to this the Uttermost oxidized bronze table lamp and you have yourself a fabulous little area to relax in the evenings away from the chaos of a house full of kids.

Walls with this room would be great to remain a more neutral gray as the red will be a great bold accent color that you can sparsely distribute throughout the bedroom. White and cream are going to be great bedding colors—keep it crisp and simple with the bedding—blended with black and grey. You can brighten up the bedding with red accent pillows. Soft and soothing are the key words for your master suite, which is why you want to keep the bold reds to a minimum—i.e. you don’t want to use red on every piece of furniture and wall within the room.

Casual and Contemporary Family Room


Today’s life is full of schedule adaptations, schedule blending, and just plain schedules.  It is nice to come home to a place where casual meets comfort, and simplicity is the norm.

We started out with this fabulous lamp table by Lexington. The weathered driftwood base and hammered stainless steel nail-trimmed top will help ease you into that mode of relaxation.  The play on geometric shapes on the end panels adds a nice twist of intrigue to this piece.

Hooker’s Seven Seas accent table is a great piece to set between a pair of accent chairs.  Keeping with the casual weathered look, and hammered steel top, this table with wide pedestal base will soften any mix of geometric patterns you decide to combine.

Continuing with our casual comfort theme, Serta’s San Paolo sofa adds a nice hint of texture in the striped fabric.  The matching throw pillows compliment the geometric patterns in the lamp table quite nicely.

For the smaller family room, we have three options for added seating that can be rearranged as necessary:

JasmineAccentChair Avenue Six’s Jasmine accent chair incorporates French script into the design of the chair.  The nice neutral tones blend beautifully with the sofa and tables. The rich stain in the chair legs draw your eyes to the fabric, and to the words printed within.  This is a great conversation piece to add to your home.

Linon’s Coco accent chair adds a fabulous punch of deep red to the room. Softly textured fabric adds a hint of luxury, but not in a condescending way. Your guests shouldn’t feel scared to kick their feet up.

Coaster’s club chair is definitely casual.  We love the autumn orange color and simple design.  Accent this with a throw pillow that incorporates grey with gold, and you have yourself a fantastically redesigned family room.  Zodax has the perfect accompaniment for this orange club chair.

When decorating with neutrals, use color to brighten the room.  It can be a single wall, it can be a painted pattern within the walls, or even something simple like throw pillows. Neutrals mesh really well with deep, rich tones such as the autumn palette.  You can also add bright colors if you have a bolder personality—think of a holiday trip to the Caribbean where bright colors are primary in clothing and jewelry design.  Keep the splash of colors just that—a splash.  When you overuse color in a room with a neutral palette, the sense of belonging gets lost.