A dreamy backyard paradise starts with two simple steps: accessorizing, and finding multiple purposes for your furniture. Outdoor spaces are typically filled with an array of patterns to create a vibrant and trendy look. A bright outdoor rug, for example, adds a vibrant and trendy feel to the space. Rugs also direct foot traffic and can be used to divide the area into dining and lounging spaces. Pile on the pillows! Rich colors, stripes, and patterns lend a tropical atmosphere, and oversized cushions can even be used for lounging. Instead of heavy furniture, grab garden stools to provide additional guest seating. Stools can double as end tables in a pinch — plus, they’re easy to stack and store.