We're taking notes on Zendaya's LA poolside – it's a masterclass in outdoor minimalism

Complete with white furnishings, lemon trees, and architectural agave – the Euphoria actress' sanctuary is inspiring to all

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From the movie to the fashion industry, Zendaya is the name on everybody's lips. Lately, she's starred in Spider-Man and Euphoria, and with her recent role as Louis Vuitton's brand ambassador, Zendaya's résumé is looking good. But where does she go for respite from her hectic schedule? We may have found the answer. 

The actress shared a look inside the therapeutic backyard of her Los Angeles home – complete with lemon trees, agave plants, and a curated selection of off-white furnishings. 

While finding the best outdoor furniture depends on your personal style, Zendaya is making a solid case for minimalism with the pattern-free loungers and umbrellas that adorn her poolside. Despite having a sprawling backyard to fill with furniture and accessories, the actress exhibits only two loungers, allowing her garden's natural beauty to do all the talking. But how do design experts suggest bringing stylish minimalism into a yard?

'We recommended sticking to light colors where possible. Light-colored dining chairs, tables, and loungers often suit the spring vibe and create a fresh, clean look in the garden,' says the Danish design experts from BoConcept. They agree that 'white outdoor furniture also looks especially good in contrast to the deep greens of garden plants, shrubs, and trees.'

Through her neutral colorways, Zendaya is maintaining a Scandinavian-style aesthetic – however, as the experts say, there is more to outdoor furniture than the way they look.

'The key to great garden furniture is durability, practicality, and, of course, style,' they say. 'Metal is always a good choice for the yard because it's weather-resistant, although you might want cushions for more comfort. You could also opt for wooden garden furniture. However, it will need to be a hardwood like teak or eucalyptus to be weather-proof.'

We've found Zendaya-inspired loungers (that are practical and fashionable) below.

Plus, while we're yet to see inside much of Zendaya's home, we have had a look inside her neutral bedroom – and with these spaces combined – we'd hazard a guess that her entire home is minimalistic– and the experts think so, too. But how does this impact how we style our homes?

'In order to give the indoor-outdoor flow, your garden could adopt the color scheme, style, or textures of your living room,' they say. 'Using the same accessories throughout or patterns and colors which make you feel at home.'

Whether we go minimalist like Zendaya – or you opt for more maximalist prints – the experts agree: the 'most crucial thing in creating your outdoor space is that it provides an environment in which you can truly relax.' It's the most important lesson we're following this summer.

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.