Create a Colorful Outdoor Oasis with Pillows from Pottery Barn

Before sharing my favorite Pottery Barn pillow pics, I would like to share a few lessons on decorating with outdoor pillows for maximum style impact. This picture shows a variety of pillows in both solids and stylish patterns. Notice how the outdoor rug and furnishings are all neutral colors. This neutral palette allows the colorful pillows to really pop and bring some excitement to the otherwise calm and casual space.

Each pillow is sitting next to it's opposite. The bright orange pillows are seated next to deep navy blue pillows and solid or striped pillows sit next to pillows adorned with more exotic patterns. This strategic mix of pattern and color creates a visual balance while still keeping things interesting. Using pillows in hues of blue, white and orange creates a common thread that ties the whole look together. Mixing bright colors with darker ones, solid colors with exotic patterns and sticking with a limited color palette for the greatest effect are strategies you can use on just about any style of outdoor pillow.

Inspired by an antique silk scarf, this fashionable Sonia Indoor/Outdoor Pillow brings the colorful personality and intricate patterns of bohemian style to your outdoor space. This exotic pillow plays well with others. As you can see in the top picture a pillow this dramatic needs to be paired with other pillows in solid colors or crisp stripes in dark colors. Or keep things simple and let Sonia's dramatic style be the star of your seating area as shown in the above picture.

Bring a beach vibe to your backyard with a Shell Print Indoor/Outdoor Lumbar Pillow. This coastal themed indoor/outdoor pillow will be a chic conversations piece at your casual summer gatherings. Outdoor fabrics are design to resist moisture, fading and stains, so the sun bleached colors and pristine white background will never be upstaged by an ugly food stain. So you can relax and take it easy knowing a glass of spilled wine won't make their mark on these moisture resistant pillows.

The only thing hotter than the weather report is this intense Merritt Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Lumbar Pillow. This long and lean pillow from Pottery Barn offers an enticing blend of bright colors and sleek stripes that livens up your outdoor seating area. The bold home accessory is a welcome guest at stylish summer soirees delighting the eye with it's vibrant colors and comforting the body with gently cushioning.