As the holiday season approaches in the sun-soaked paradise of Southwest Florida, it’s time to elevate your outdoor entertaining game with a touch of sophistication and style. Whether you’re hosting a poolside soirée or a cozy gathering under the stars, the key to creating an unforgettable experience lies in the details. 

From the warmth of fire pits to the comfort of cushioned swivel chairs, these essentials are designed to transform your outdoor space into a haven of style and relaxation. Let’s explore more must-have items for Southwest Floridians looking to host unforgettable outdoor celebrations.

Fire Pits and Fire Glass


To kick off our list of must-haves, consider investing in a statement fire pit. The trend for occasional height fire pits is on the rise as they distribute heat at a lower level and provide a possible footrest. Nothing quite compares to Ow Lee’s custom fire pits, meticulously crafted in the heart of Texas. 

The ability to personalize the flame’s backdrop by swapping out clear glass for a palette of blues, blacks, or even a mesmerizing mix of colors sets these fire pits apart. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, these fire pits are a focal point for your outdoor space, providing warmth and an inviting atmosphere for guests to gather around.

Outdoor Throw Pillows

Bring a touch of coziness and style to your outdoor seating with the addition of outdoor throw pillows. Not only do they instantly enhance the comfort of your chairs and lounges, but they also introduce a pop of color and texture to your outdoor setting. 

Opt for weather-resistant fabrics—they’re tough and long-lasting. In our showrooms, we make sure all our pillows are crafted with high-performance outdoor fabrics. For a touch of upscale design, explore Elaine Smith’s exclusive collection, featuring hand-applied details like tassels and appliques made entirely of Sunbrella fabric, ensuring both style and resilience for your patio.

Don’t shy away from mixing and matching pillow patterns and sizes to create a visually appealing and inviting atmosphere for your guests. Add depth using a variety of sizes—lumbar, bolsters, and 12-24” square pillows. For instance, showcasing two 18” pillows alongside a large 12×24” lumbar on a sofa adds depth and sophistication to your outdoor seating arrangement.

Tabletop Melamine glassware and plates 

When it comes to outdoor entertaining, durability is key. Upgrade your table settings with Melamine glassware and plates. These tabletop pieces are stylish, available in various designs, and are shatterproof and resistant to scratches. Enjoy the elegance of glass without the worry of breakage, allowing you to focus on the celebration without compromising style.

Outdoor Lighting

Illuminate your outdoor space in style with a combination of rechargeable lights, battery-operated candles, and tabletop lanterns. Create a moody ambiance with practical lighting and a visually stunning backdrop for outdoor entertaining. The versatility of these lighting options ensures that you can adapt the atmosphere to suit any occasion, from intimate gatherings to lively celebrations. With our newest rechargeable LED lightbulb outdoor lights, you don’t have to fuss with cords. Now you can place them wherever you want on your patio or lanai, even away from the house.

Outdoor Rugs

Elevate your outdoor retreat into a snug haven with the addition of an outdoor rug. Rugs define and anchor your space and offer a gentle and plush surface beneath your feet. Select a color and pattern that aligns with your outdoor décor. Earthy tones can create a natural and calming atmosphere, while vibrant patterns can add a touch of personality.

Look for rugs crafted from weather-resistant materials such as polypropylene or synthetic fibers. These materials resist moisture, fading, and mildew, making them durable choices for the outdoors.

Comfy Cushion Swivel Chairs 

Comfy Cushion Swivel Chairs

To truly pamper your guests this holiday season, prioritize their comfort by adding cushioned swivel chairs to your outdoor space. The Park Place Swivel Chair by Castelle is an excellent option with its clean lines and contemporary design, available in high and low back.  While style is undoubtedly crucial, the ultimate goal is to create an environment where your friends and family can easily unwind and revel in the festivities. Cushion swivel chairs allow guests to pivot effortlessly, engaging in lively conversations or simply soaking in the warmth and ambiance around the fire pit.


Shop the finest in outdoor living furniture and accessories at Elegant Outdoor Living 

Outdoor living is a way of life in Naples, Bonita Springs, and Sarasota. This year, let your holiday gatherings be a testament to the seamless blend of elegance and practicality in every detail with these essential entertaining outdoor items. Shop any of our three showrooms in Southwest Florida for all of your outdoor accessory and furniture needs this holiday season.