These Are the 9 Pieces (Under $200!) You Need Now From West Elm’s New Summer Collection

published Apr 15, 2021
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As a longstanding enthusiast of all things floral, colorful, and nature-inspired, I live for summer furniture collections. A fresh crop of my favorite motifs and materials (Cane! Rattan! Wallpaper prints!) come out to play, and there’s always so much inspiration in these assortments. West Elm’s latest summer line (available now) is no exception, catering to a handful of my favorite season-friendly trends — and then some.

In fact, speaking of trends, the collection nods to nine specifically that are projected to show up everywhere in the upcoming weeks — from go-tos like citrus-colored accents and light-as-air linens to sleek black decor (yes, even for summer) and minimalist, earthy dinnerware. Plus, coming out of a fairly cooped-up COVID-19 year, there’s a major emphasis on outdoor living as well, with plenty of rugs, pillows, and furniture to perk up your porch or patio. Because we all deserve more al fresco action in the warmer months ahead, no?

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On top of that, the brand also unveiled another exclusive collection, La Mesa, bred from a collaboration with over 500 artisans across Mexico. Each of these unique, handcrafted pieces honors the country’s cultures and craftsmanship, highlighting techniques like basket weaving, glassblowing, and talavera, a traditional pottery method. Just as fitting for the season (and all the time, really), you’ll find vibrant embroidered pillows, table linens, speckled glass votives, and so much more — which help provide incomes for the local artists, too.

Ready for some summer (decor) lovin’? I rounded up a few of my favorite new West Elm finds for any style of home or room, and they’re all under $200.

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This handwoven palm-frond pillow (sustainably filled with 100 percent recycled polyester filling, to boot) is calling your sofa’s name, both inside and outdoors. The soothing blues and botanical design will make it a welcome newcomer among the rest of your throws.

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Hello, sunshine! Here's the perfect lemon-hued statement vase for the kitchen counter, coffee table, and beyond. A glazed finish paired with the round silhouette screams modern sophistication, but the color's all whimsy.

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I’m always on the hunt for neutral mirrors with extra character, and this one checks all the boxes — natural rattan texture, unique frame, and the ideal size for one last heading-out-the-door glance. Hint: It’s also an amazing focal point above a fireplace or to center a gallery wall around. For a bit more of a splurge, you can complete the collection with the rectangular full-length version as well.

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Whether it’s stashing clutter or just sitting pretty, a decorative mini basket is always a good idea — especially one with a lid that's made from handwoven rattan. This pick's dimensions feel just spacious enough to keep knick-knacks out of sight, but you can go bigger (or smaller!) with three other sizes for all your storage needs.

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I know what you’re thinking: Black decor and summertime don’t mesh. However, this table lamp, an honestly refreshing 180-degrees from summer's signature color palette, makes for a sleek contrast in any room, any time. Welcome to the dark side!

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New summer plants call for new summer planters, and this line is made for expanding your indoor collection — literally. Grow your greenery to the max with an oversized pot and stand, fit to house almost any height (even mini trees!).

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Hailing from West Elm’s Japandi stoneware story, this dinnerware set taps quintessentially Japanese and Scandinavian design details for the ultimate simple-meets-practical synergy. Everyday use and open-shelving storage are highly encouraged… because these are way too cool (and calming) to keep behind closed cabinet doors.

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Chic bathroom accessories feel like an oxymoron, right? Not anymore, thanks to a coil stoneware toothbrush holder that makes oral care look... fun? Available in black or white, this piece deserves a starring spot on your counter.

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Upgrade your vase gang (yes, this is a real thing on social media) with one of four stunning selections, all part of West Elm’s exclusive La Mesa line that pays homage to Mexican culture. Having trouble picking your fave? The hand-painted, made-in-Mexico pieces are also sold in sets for less than $200 so you can stock up.