How to Style a Kingsley Bate Chelsea Outdoor Sofa

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When it comes to the Kingsley Bate Chelsea Seating collection, there’s a lot to love. The durability and comfort alone would quickly make any of these outdoor patio pieces a favorite. But what we hear customers rave about more often is the classic design and versatile styling options.

Thanks to the natural look of teak and the flexibility to update the cushions without replacing the entire sofa, this is an investment piece that you will be able to use for years to come.

It fits a wide variety of aesthetics, ranging from modern and traditional to vintage and bohemian. Furthermore, it can be accessorized with a wide range of items to give it your own personality.

Use the following tips to style (and restyle) your Kingsley Bate Chelsea Outdoor Sofa to make your patio a space that’s an inviting extension of your home.

Go with Neutral Cushions

Generally speaking, we recommend neutral cushions. This gives you the most flexibility to match your sofa to your patio — especially as your taste develops and changes over time.

Define the Space

One of the ways to really maximize your outdoor space is to define it. In essence, you’re creating rooms within your outdoor rooms. You can do this in a variety of ways, such as with planters or a trellis. But one of the easiest ways to do so is with an outdoor patio rug.

Patio rugs are a simple and affordable way to add a border to your outdoor room, while also bring in a pop of color and texture.

Use Throw Pillows to Add Pops of Color

Throw pillows are hands down the most affordable way to give any room a makeover. They can be swapped out seasonally, to let you highlight different holidays. And, they can add an extra layer of comfort to your patio, encouraging you and your guests to lounge for longer.

Add Throw Blankets for Extra Warmth

Throw blankets in solid colors that compliment your throw pillows are another fabulous accessory to dress up your Kingsley Bate Chelsea Outdoor Sofa. Not only can they add another dimension to your sofa’s cushions, they can help you stay warm when the temperature drops at night.

Give Yourself Some Sun Protection

Even in the Pacific Northwest, Mother Nature’s rays can be intense. In order to make sure you can enjoy your patio throughout the day, add a patio umbrella. Not only is this a good way to add another layer of color and draw the eye up visually, it gives you nearly instant relief from the sun.

Let There be Light

Lighting is all too often overlooked when it comes to a patio or backyard. But without adequate lighting, it’s unlikely you’ll want to spend time outdoors when the sun sets. One of the most popular ways to add lights to your outdoor space is by stringing bistro lights overhead.

Another fabulous lighting option is an outdoor lantern, like the Fermob Balad LED Lights. These simple outdoor lanterns can sit on a tabletop or be suspended from a hook, giving you a variety of options.

Fend off Pests

Another great way to add light to your outdoor space is with bug-repelling candles. This double-duty addition is a practical touch that offers a natural and inviting glow.

Don’t Be Afraid to Mix and Match Outdoor Furniture

Just because you love your Kingsley Bate Chelsea Outdoor Sofa, don’t assume you have to go all teak. One of the best parts of this functional piece is that it can be mixed and matched with so many different styles.

For instance, you may want to add a piece or two from the Gloster Kay line, which provides a striking sunburst of resin wicker. The beautiful carved backrests offer an excellent accent to the sturdy frame of the Chelsea collection.

Talk to a Summer House patio furniture specialist about what outdoor furniture is right for your space.