How to Create Your Own Capri-inspired Backyard Getaway

How to Create Your Own Capri-inspired Backyard Getaway

“The isle of Capri.” The name alone has you dreaming of the sun-drenched Amalfi Coast of Italy, every setting like a postcard against the brilliant blue of the Mediterranean Sea. So why not capture that coastal Italian flair and channel it into a Capri-style backyard getaway of your very own! To help you envision just what that style is, we have to-die-for inspiration from actual villas and hotels in Capri. Then, we’ve pre-selected outdoor decor elements to help you create that luxuriously laid-back Mediterranean vibe. (*this post contains affiliate links)

Styling Ideas and Tips from Italian Villas and Hotels

Where better to draw inspiration than from the real thing? Here are 8 fabulous villas and resorts located in Capri that incorporate styling approaches and elements you could emulate in your own getaway.

1 – Making Limited Space Lovely

Photo credit: Italian Style Villas
Here, at the Villa delle Felci we see a lovely use of space along a wall. These key elements make it work: a long outdoor couch covered with brilliant blue cushions (we spot more cushions on the cemented border ledge, too), a recessed niche with an antique urn on an iron stand, and a simple wall trellis for climbing plants to grow on. Photo credit: Italian Style Villas

2 – Coloring with Mediterranean Hues

Photo credit: Villa Mediterranea Capri
This gorgeous terrace of Villa Mediterranea Capri’s Chantecler Suite sparkles under the sun with a unifying palette of crisp white, pops of turquoise and teal, and brown. A large patio umbrella provides welcome (and still color-coordinated) shade. Photo credit: Villa Mediterranea Capri

3 – Mixing It Up with Mosaics

Photo credit: Capri Tiberio Palace
Quaint mosaic floor tiles lend a casual appeal to this lovely patio area in the Capri Tiberio Palace. The same inviting air continues via a rustic trellis-style canopy, white wood-slat chairs and lounge chairs, and pots of white flowers. Photo credit: Capri Tiberio Palace

4 – Playing Up the Pool

Photo credit: Hotel La Scalinatella
If you’re lucky enough to have a home pool, you can keep this as the focal point – as in this stunning poolside area at Hotel La Scalinatella. The surrounding pavement is left uncluttered, with just a grouping of all-white lounge chairs to recline in between laps. (Breathtaking view to be imagined!) Photo credit: Hotel La Scalinatella

5 – Chilling on Comfy Couches

Photo credit: Quality Villas
This tree-shaded courtyard at Villa Isola is a fabulous blend of elegance and warmth. The welcoming magic is thanks to lush surrounding greenery, long white couches made comfy with assorted pillows, and the glass table top on a large urn. Photo credit: Quality Villas

6 – Bringing in Pops of Color

Photo credit: Concetta Relli
While turquoise is the iconic color of Capri, you can take a tip from this cheerful spot at Villa Isola di Capri and add other bright colors – like yellow-striped lounge chair covers and vibrant flowering bushes. Other touches we note: patterned tiles embedded in the flooring and a low flagstone border wall. Photo credit: Concetta Relli

7 – Setting Up for Al Fresco Meals

Photo credit: Luxury Retreats
Having an outdoor table ready and waiting in your backyard getaway is a lovely idea for gatherings over a meal, snacks or cocktails. As in this poolside shot of Villa Colonnina, you can simply lay out a bright tablecloth and Mediterranean-style plateware and goblets – and enjoy! Photo credit: Luxury Retreats

8 – Adding Zest with Green and Yellow

Photo credit: Hotel Syrene
As mentioned, you need not stick to Capri’s signature turquoise for your color palette. You can go with a zesty green, as seen here at Hotel Syrene, complemented by lovely potted lemon trees. Photo credit: Hotel Syrene

Other inspiration posts in our series on backyard getaways:

Southwestern-style Desert Garden Oasis

Exotic Moroccan Theme

Surf-themed Beach Getaway

Outdoor Furniture + Decor for Your Capri-style Corner

Still swooning over all those amazing examples? Here are products we’ve picked to help you recreate the look you’ve chosen.

Outdoor Furniture + Decor for Your Capri-style Corner

1 – Coral Coast Marina Mosaic Bistro Table
Ships from and sold by TradingPostCo, via Amazon

2 – Manhattan Outdoor Wicker Loveseat with Cushions
By TK Classics via Wayfair

3 – Fortenberry Outdoor Chaise Lounge Cushion
Via Birch Lane

4 – Glass Wind Chime (in teal, gold and blue with colorful glass beads)
Ships from and sold by Stella Erwin’s, via Amazon

5 – Cashwell Large Ottoman
by Andover Mills, via Wayfair

6 – Outdoor Patio Cushion Set (color: Reia Capri)
Ships from and sold by Stratford Home, via Amazon

7 – Italian-style Urn Planter
Ships from and sold by HR_Goods, via Amazon

8 – Cortona Melamine Dinnerware
Via Pier1 Imports

9 – Driftwood and Blown Glass Bowls
Via World Market

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