Embrace a rustic outdoor setting with these Hamptons-style pieces

Embrace the outdoor lifestyle with blue accents, rattan accessories and Hamptons-style furniture

Photography by Jody Darcy

If you’re looking for a breezy, classic way to decorate outdoor space, you’ve come to the right place. The Hamptons style approach to outdoor settings is a fantastical combination of American casualness, seaside charm, and metropolitan refinement, evoking beautiful white-sand beaches, fresh ocean breezes and lazy summer days.

What is Hamptons style?

This laid-back, coastal-chic design aesthetic is characterised by a light and airy feel that incorporates natural materials. Rattan and wicker furniture, large umbrellas, and deep blue accents all work beautifully in outdoor spaces, adding that classic charm that we all love.

If you’re looking to add a touch of luxury to your backyard or balcony, consider investing in a white sunlounger topped with navy blue cushions – the ultimate spot for a lazy summer afternoon spent reading or napping.

Photography by Katherine Jamison

What colours are typically used in Hamptons style homewares?

The Hamptons style intermingles neutral tones with peaceful and opulent shades that together exude a sense of timeless sophistication. Soft colours such as cream, white, and beige, are the mainstay of the Hamptons colour palette that are beautifully offset with bold blues evoking the salty ocean waters and endless blue skies of the beautiful part of New York.

If you’re looking to add more depth to your colour scheme, consider adding pops of natural wood tones, tan or beige hues, or olive green for a sophisticated touch.

Of course, many of us aren’t blessed with a sprawling beachside villa to decorate, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the Hamptons vibe in your own backyard. Whether you’re working with a small balcony or a modest backyard, there are plenty of outdoor furniture or homeware options that will bring the Hamptons home.

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