Modern outdoor living spaces: 10 must-have stylish accessories for a balcony, terrace or garden

A balcony, patio, or backyard can be a handy vacation spot in all four seasons. To prolong your investment, the experts offer this advice: the design will not look outdated over time if it matches the architecture and the period of the house. But what if the house is not traditional, but contemporary or modern?

Design Milk magazine lamented that the discovery of a contemporary version of a watering can Where bird feeder can be tough.

But keep looking: garden and outdoor accessories can be as sleek and stylish as a teak dining table and under the stars canopy aluminum daybed.

Exterior category of Design Within Reach understand furniture, lighting and accessories. See the new Eos round pedestal table made of rust-resistant, powder-coated aluminum with a umbrella hole.

The beauty of the iconic Eames Molded Plastic Shell Side Chair (Where something like that) is it able to withstand the outdoor climate. has a minimal and modern white stainless steel watering can ($120).bloomscape

Houzzthe famous site for interior and landscape design, offers photos of modern outdoor living spaces equipped with a rectangular hearth (on sale for $507). Describing some of the outdoor oases are concrete pavers for that sleek, modern look.

Contemporary concrete pavers come in a variety of textures and colors in what Home Depot calls “a patio on a palette” (from $319 a pallet).

  • Discover the concrete pavers on Lowe’s

The Prism Hardscapes Tavola VI gas fire pit table starts at $3,842 at Woodland forest

Outdoor furniture can be as beautiful and upscale as your living room, from lighting to rugs.

Flos IC outdoor floor lamp (from $1,495) is the outdoor version of designer Michael Anastassiades’ juggler-inspired slim stem body, topped with a white blown glass sphere. This floor lamp is damp rated for outdoor use and is available in various finishes to

Pair the look with a modern outdoor rug. AllModern offers durable and attractive rugs made from polypropylene, polyester and recycled plastic.

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Michael Anastassiades’ iconic juggler-inspired slim rod body topped with a blown glass sphere has an exterior version that’s waterproof.Floss

Planters can be less urn-shaped and more linear. The Home Depot has modern planters in ceramic, clay, metal, resin and drink.

Not sure about your aesthetic style? Global cost-plus market has a directory of fun exterior styles called laid back coast, riviera beach, Modern Marrakesh, Upscale Napa Valley, Picnic on the Pacific coast, Ojai Ranch, Montauk summer, Siesta in the savannah, Sunset in Sedona and natural elegance.

— Compiled by Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072

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