Designer Favorites: Outdoor Living Spaces Trends & Tips

As the dog days of summer arrive, those of us who live in the midwest look forward to the beautiful season of fall all while savoring the waning moments of summer. We truly appreciate our four seasons! For those of us wanting to make the most of our time spent enjoying mother nature, outdoor spaces can be an area that brings us much joy, especially those that are well-designed! Keep reading as the team at Che Bella Interiors shares some of our favorite trends and tips for outdoor spaces.


Outdoor Living Spaces Design - TracyIndoor-outdoor spaces intrigue Tracy, with elements like comfy sofas and chairs, ambient lighting, outdoor drapery, water features, and greenery.  These pieces and items create a space that emits a cozy, intimate, and inviting atmosphere. Above all else, everything must be constructed of fabrics and finishes that are made to work with the great outdoors and withstand the weather.  Tracy’s insider tip? To elevate an outdoor space further, think of adding an outdoor kitchen with a must-have pizza oven for a maximum entertaining wow factor!




Outdoor Living Space Trends Tips Minneapolis St. PaulCalie loves to set the tone at night to intrigue and engage all your senses.  She incorporates various styles of light such as string lights, outdoor lamps, and candles.  Paired with incense and cozy rugs, blankets, and pillows, the scene is set for a relaxing evening.  Of course, now all we are missing is well designed outdoor cooking space! Add that to the mix and you have the ultimate outdoor space for entertaining friends and family!




Designing an Outdoor Space Minneapolis St. PaulStefanie loves combining cozy and sophisticated pieces in an outdoor setting to help seamlessly transition from indoors to outdoors. Her ideal space includes functional lounging pieces and a linen-draped pergola to set the stage for great conversation, maximum relaxation and true enjoyment of all that nature has to offer! Stefanie’s insider tip? Think about incorporating outdoor drapery next time for a dramatic outdoor escape that’ll have you feeling like you are on vacation.




interior design for outdoor spaces MinnesotaKathy’s outdoor inspiration comes from the words of Wolfgang Puck, “Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many colors and notes, there are only so many flavors – it’s how you combine them that sets you apart.” Cooking outdoors heightens the experience to a different level for both the cook and the diner. Outdoor living has been a growing home improvement category for years, but the Covid-19 pandemic has really elevated the importance of having private space just beyond your own doors.  Kathy’s expert tip?? Next time you entertain al fresco, think about creating an interesting culinary experience for your guests using whimsical tablescapes and unexpected lighting.



outdoor kitchen design Minneapolis St. PaulAnna loves the trend of fireplaces in outdoor living spaces. She envisions a fireplace creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere that is perfect for entertaining. Outdoor fireplaces are so popular due to the fact that they are both functional and aesthetic. A well-designed fireplace allows for your outdoor living space to be used across the seasons and also acts as a stunning focal point. Who doesn’t want to gather around a roaring fire and toast a marshmallow or two?


Let Che Bella Interiors Help You Design the Perfect Outdoor Living Space

Have you been daydreaming about the PERFECT outdoor space but don’t know where to start? Do you need help designing an outdoor space that will suit your needs and bring joy to you and your family for years to come?   Reach out to our design team for expert design advice, furniture selection, and more. Let us create a space that is beautifully yours!

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