Goldie Hawn's outdoor decor technique merges 'beauty and practicality' – it will bring charm to our summer yards

The actress's decor 'beautifully blends with the natural surroundings' – and designers say the look is replicable on every scale

Goldie Hawn
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There is never a bad time to think about exterior design, but now, on the fringe of summer, we have every excuse we need to bring our outdoors to the top of our agenda. As with every year, the warmer weather offers new opportunities to invest in new outdoor furniture – and this time around, we're looking to Goldie Hawn for inspiration.

The actress's yard is the perfect summer setting, complete with a lush lawn, palm trees, and white-painted French doors. If we had to choose a feature in Hawn's yard, however, her patterned outdoor furniture would come out on top. The blue and brown cushion, seen on Hawn's white rattan chair, is a reminder of how an injection of pattern will always make a statement – but it doesn't look overly intrusive. Instead, it brings a sense of interest while complementing the surroundings.

Patterned outdoor furniture can really boost the look and feel of your outdoor space. They beautifully blend with the natural surroundings and create a great place to hang out with friends and family,' comments Hamptons-based interior designer Allison Babcock. 'Patterned furniture combines beauty, practicality, and versatility, making it a perfect pick for elevating your outdoor living areas.'

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The aesthetic qualities of Hawn's furniture are clear, but as Babcock explains, patterned furniture has its practical qualities, too.

'Patterned designs not only add a fun and unique touch but also do a great job of hiding dirt and stains, which is super important as it needs to be able to withstand the elements and any company you have over,' she says. 'Whether you go for bold stripes or delicate floral patterns, these pieces add charm and character, making your outdoor living area more cozy and inviting.'

Plus, the patterned nature of Hawn's furniture is not the only thing setting garden trends for 2024. Lynsey Abbott, the senior buyer at Dobbies, says that rattan furniture is similarly continuing to shape how we decorate. Hawn has chosen white rattan, but this classic material will impress in every hue.

rattan seating with coffee table and patterned cushions

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'Typically low-maintenance and sturdy, rattan garden furniture is a popular choice for a reason,' Abbott comments. 'Rattan is a tried and tested material when it comes to outdoor furniture... and that will last for years to come.'

When paired with a patterned cushion, even if it's only a small accent piece, we can bring the rattan design trend to life – the Hawn way. And the best part? We're almost certain it'll look just as chic next summer, too.

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Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.