3 Patio Design Styles to Try

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to pull your patio furniture out of storage and get your outdoor living space ready for the season. If your old patio furniture is leaving you feeling uninspired, why not sew up a new project or two to give the furniture and patio space a new look? You could sew new cushions, change the throw pillows, add outdoor drapery or re-do old sling chairs for a brand new look this summer.

To help get you inspired for new patio projects, we’ve compiled three different looks using Sailrite fabrics that can use on your own patio. Each design features all outdoor living fabrics, so everything is appropriate for occasional outdoor use.

Graphic & Bright

3 Patio Design Styles to Try

Let’s start things off with a bang! Your outdoor living spaces are great places to take design risks. If you love bold colors but aren’t sure about them inside your home, try them outside! Your patio is a great place to play with not only color but also bold, graphic patterns like latticework, abstract geometrics, and large-scale floral. This look features a statement fabric, a punchy floral but is also toned down with a solid beige. The bright blue unites all the fabrics to keep the look cohesive. We also included a sling fabric, to show how sling chairs can work with softer pieces in the same space.

Get this look:

  1. P/K Lifestyles Outdoor Matisse Dance Watermelon
  2. P/Kaufmann Outdoor Print Affair Caribbean Blue
  3. Sunbrella Canvas Antique Beige Upholstery Fabric
  4. Phifertex Vinyl Sling Bailey Stripe Aqua Shimmer

Classic Black & White

3 Patio Design Styles to Try

Black and white is a timeless color pairing that will always look stylish. For this look we started with a base of black and white fabrics (think for cushions and larger pieces) and then we added a pop of color by bringing in the greens of this tropical palm leaf fabric. You could use any accent color with black and white—you could even pick a fabric to match the flowers, plants or landscaping around your patio. Black and white make for a great base for creativity!

Get this look:

  1. Sunbrella Canvas Black Upholstery Fabric
  2. P/Kaufmann Outdoor Little Hipster Ebony
  3. Tommy Bahama Outdoor Swaying Palms Aloe
  4. Sunbrella Cabana Classic Upholstery Fabric
  5. Waverly Sun N Shade Luminary Licorice

Soothing & Serene


Make your outdoor living space a relaxing retreat with cool, calm colors as seen in this sophisticated and understated look. The soft blues bring in color without being too loud and the greys and beiges really anchor this color scheme. You could mix and match these fabrics in many different ways around you patio, using a solid or one of the patterns as the main cushions with pillows in the others. Give your pillows a little extra pizzazz with a Sunbrella piping or fringe, which are durable enough to be used outdoors.

Get this look:

  1. Sunbrella Hybrid Sky Upholstery Fabric
  2. Sunbrella Echo Ash Upholstery Fabric
  3. Sunbrella Decorative Piping Spa Vellum
  4. Sunbrella Gateway Mist Upholstery Fabric
  5. Sunbrella Fretwork Pewter Upholstery Fabric

Which of these designs suit your style, or would you do something completely different? Share your opinions & ideas with us in the comments!

Shop for even more outdoor living fabrics in a wide range of colors and styles at Sailrite.com.

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