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There’s no denying the Hamptons design style is more popular than ever. And why wouldn’t it be? Light and bright, sophisticated yet beachy, it channels those relaxed holiday vibes at home. Today thanks to Canberra Outlet I’m sharing 5 simple elements to achieve a Hamptons outdoor space.

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Bar cart styling

1. Keep larger furniture neutral

White or whitewash furniture, rattan and timber all fit the Hamptons style to a T. 

This traditional design style predominately features a soothing colour scheme of pastels, all-white or soft grey. So, keeping your furniture neutral is a great starting point.

In this outdoor space, I used a mix of outdoor furniture from Early Settler. The Blake dining table and bench seat are a stylish twist on the classic picnic design. And those Byron wicker-look dining chairs capture the essence of beachy chic.

Hamptons outdoor space
I love the modern twist of this outdoor table setting from Early Settler
Styling an outdoor dining space

2. Choose accent colours wisely

To stay true to the Hamptons aesthetic, you can’t go incorporating any accent colour you feel like. This traditional style generally incorporates accent colours inspired by the sea — think deep blue or ocean green tones. 

Alternatively, you could use another neutral colour as your accent as I’ve done. This beige tone is trending in interiors and fits the neutral Hamptons palette.

The key to nailing the Hamptons style is to channel ‘timeless elegance’. This style blurs the relaxed coastal aesthetic with luxe sophistication.

Bar cart styling for summer
These luxe brass and rattan cocktail items from Adairs totally elevate the bar cart

3. Play with pattern

This classic decorating style loves a print! Gingham, stripe, paisley or floral patterns feel right at home in a Hamptons-style outdoor space. Actually, they’re kind of essential!

A few ideas to incorporate pattern into your Hamptons outdoor space include:

  • scatter cushions
  • throw rugs
  • table runner
  • tableware
  • outdoor umbrella
  • upholstered seating
  • outdoor rug.

Bonus points if you find pieces made from linen, jute and other natural materials.

Outdoor dining tabletop styling
Love the subtle stripe detail in this jute table runner from Early Settler

4. Use a summery scent

All of our senses affect how we experience a space and our sense of smell is a big one. 

Burning a candle in a summery scent, like this Palm Beach Jasmine & Lime candle from Freedom, will go a long way to make it feel like a Hamptons oasis.

Orchid flower in scalloped pot
Play to your other senses to create your Hamptons oasis. This Palm Beach Jasmine & Lime candle from Freedom is perfect for summer

5. Tie the look together with décor

Luxe elements of marble and brass, or coastal-inspired pieces like this faux shell fruit bowl will tie your outdoor Hamptons space together. 

Given the popularity of this style, there’s more choice than ever. Just take a look at that fab brass and rattan cocktail set I bought from Adairs — it’s the perfect addition and makes this space entertaining ready.

You also can’t go wrong with an orchid and I placed this one in a scalloped pot also from Adairs. In fact, the more plants the better and those white textured pots from Early Settler also scream Hamptons style.

Has this 101 guide to styling a Hamptons outdoor space inspired you? Will you be channelling some beachy elegance at your home? All of the items featured in these images were sourced from Canberra Outlet and if you’ve got any questions about where a particular item is from, pop a comment below and I’ll get back to you asap.

More outdoor inspo

Bar cart styling
Nothing says entertaining ready like a bar cart! This fabulous rattan bar cart is from Early Settler and styled with items from Provincial and Adairs
Outdoor white pots
These textured white pots from Early Settler are a perfect fit for the Hamptons style

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