Affordable Summer Outdoor Decor from IKEA

Transforming your outdoor space into a chic living area doesn't have to break the bank. To prove it, IKEA Design spokesperson Alicia Zoffranieri shares two distict outdoor looks with us: an urban city oasis and a nautical inspired cottage aesthetic.

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Modern City Oasis

Choose Furniture with Clean Lines

Choose furniture with clean lines. For a modern, chic look we went with the APPLARO series, which features very clean lines but has a lot of warmth because of the stained wood finish. This table can open up to seat up to eight people, so it's great for outdoor entertaining. We paired the APPLARO chairs with BLACK cushions, giving the space a very urban cool vibe.

IKEA APPLARO bench for outdoor storage
Think of Creative Ways to Save Space

The APPLARO bench with built-in plant stands allow you to green your space without losing storage underneath.This is a great way to bring decorative height to your outdoor space

A colourful outdoor tablescape
Bring in Colour

Bring a bit of colour into your modern space with playful accents. This tableware pairs green with turquoise and a black and white stripe pattern. The new IKEA green charcoal barbecue is very fun and has a retro feel that adds a playful punch to a small space.

Click together flooring for outdoor space
Don't Ignore Your Flooring

This click together flooring system is weather proof and makes the area feel more like an indoor living space. This outdoor flooring also adds a nice texture to the space and grounds this area as a living zone. 

Clustered paper lanterns for outdoor lighting

Get Creative With Lighting

A beautiful cluster of outdoor paper lanterns looks amazing and they are super inexpensive ranging in price from $11.99 to $14.99. Solar panels also make outdoor lighting very easy to maintain. 

Cottage Nautical

Cottage nautical outdoor patio

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Pick a Theme

Cottage nautical's super on-trend right now. We played with this to bring in a lot of really fun chic items into this beautiful outdoor space.

Add greens to your outdoor patio space
Add Greens

We used this beautiful green grass to break up the space and help create some separation or zones. The greens are placed in IKEA's new ASKHOLMEN planters, which look great used in multiples as show here.

Off-white patio furniture in an outdoor patio space
Go With Off-White

For a more classic look, choose off-white furniture with curves. IKEA's ANGSO table and chairs are really relaxed, cozy and inviting. Rounded curves on the seat backs give this space a soft look.

Fun nautical tableware
Have Fun With Tableware

The nautical theme is reflected in the fun IKEA sardine table runner and beautiful natuical blue plates. Adding the fun longitude and latitiude pillows brings yet another layer of playfullness to the setting. 

Outdoor kid zone
Create a Kid Zone

Creating a kid zone for toddlers is a fun idea for crafting, outdoor tea parties and entertaining your children and their guests. IKEA's MAMMUT collection for kids is now available for outdoor living. This collection comes in green, blue and pink

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IKEA's Outdoor Looks for Summer

Whether you prefer urban chic or a nautical look, Alicia Zoffranieri of IKEA Canada shares fantastic looks for your outdoor space this summer.

Video: IKEA's Outdoor Looks for Summer

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