It's warming up in Dallas, and you'll be thankful for your backyard's shaded areas this summer. But what if it's looking a little bare out there? Or what if that furniture from last year just doesn't feel right anymore? The Dallas Design District has you covered with our five decor must-haves to get you set for pool season. After you pick up these essentials, all you'll need is sunscreen, shades and margaritas.
Mingling while standing is appropriate at the beginning of a party, but your guests will want to take a seat at some point. Here are a few outdoor seating options you can find in the Design District.
Patio: From the durable furniture handmade in Mexico with Tzalam wood to more upscale designs from Ego Paris, the Ex Design Group has stylish, weather-resistant patio furniture that maintains its color even with regular exposure to the elements.
Poolside: Maybe you'd prefer to keep it low-key and soak up the sun in a Savannah double chaise lounge from Janus et Cie. Best feature? There's room for two, so you and your love can enjoy your pool view side by side.
Unless you have a full-coverage pergola or terrace, you'll need a portable shade option. That's where the Sun Cloud umbrella from Brown Jordan comes in. It's easy to assemble and reaches a 9-foot diameter. The umbrella comes in an array of fabrics and finishes to match any patio furniture upholstery and design.
When the temperature spikes this summer, the evening hours will prove better for entertaining. Invest in a few Quill hanging lamps from Holly Hunt to light up your party once the sun goes down. These elegant luminaries designed by Kevin Reilly are super versatile and can light a pathway from the patio to the pool or add glimmer to your trees.
Even though the days are scorching, the nights are markedly cooler. Brown Jordan has plenty of unique backyard fire pits/fireplaces to add spark to summer gatherings. You can choose from bio-ethanol, natural gas or propane burners. Consider the sunken burner Arroyo, which features a built-in shelf for the included lava rock. Imagine the flame's stunning reflection off of the water at night, not to mention all the s'mores you can make!
No patio space is complete without something soft underfoot. Janus et Cie has the perfect option in the Eclipse Tiburon rug made with 100 percent solution-dyed polypropylene. Each rug is made to order in your desired shape, either square, rectangular or round, and you can custom order the length with pricing by the square foot. The best part is you can use it indoor or outdoor, depending on your need.
Whether you're lounging by the pool or catching some shade on your patio, the Dallas Design District showrooms have all your summer essentials and plenty of outdoor living options to suit your warm-weather needs.