Update Your Patio!

 

During this beautiful time of the year, you may find yourself spending more and more time outside! The summer months are a great time to sit outside, relax, and enjoy a nice day out on your deck or patio. If your patio is lacking appeal, don’t worry, that’s why we’re here! We have found some great ways to give your patio a new look so you can optimize your outdoor space!

Keep it Calm

Many patio spaces are meant for relaxing. In an area that is used to unwind, make sure your patio furniture and any additional decorations match that concept. You don’t want to implement any updates that may be excessive or overwhelming. Along with this, if you want this space to be utilized as a space to relax in, make sure to buy furniture that doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. Also, buy furniture that is functional and comfortable! There is plenty of patio furniture that is cute and comfy; don’t sacrifice comfort for a stylish design.

  • You can accomplish a comfortable yet stylish design more easily than you think! When choosing a color theme, make sure it goes with your house. Don’t be afraid to add a little color though! You can add different pops of color or patterns with vibrant plants or throw pillows. Throw pillows also add extra comfort!

Furniture

When choosing your patio furniture, there are many things to keep in mind. You want to achieve a stylish design while having comfortable pieces! Buying furniture that can serve multiple purposes is a good idea! For example, purchase a table that can hold an umbrella! Umbrellas are great for providing shade on hot days! Along with this, think of different ways to utilize your patio space and furniture. Creating a multipurpose area will be great for when you want to relax or entertain!

  • Having lightweight furniture can be extremely beneficial. Lightweight furniture can serve more of a purpose than furniture that is heavy to move. You can utilize your patio furniture in many different ways whether on the patio, or around a fire pit. Also if you have a deck, carrying outdoor furniture up and down stairs is inevitable and if it’s lightweight it can be done much more easily!

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Additional Furnishings

You can add many other things to your patio set to create a great look! Plants and flower pots are always a great touch for any outdoor area! If you really want to spruce things up, adding a water feature is an option! Whether it’s just a bird bath, or a koi pond, water features can be a great bonus! Outdoor lighting is also a great place to make improvements or to add a little extra decor! Having citronella candles can provide the perfect amount of light for a cozy, relaxing mood while simultaneously repelling bugs! Hanging string lights is another super cute option for additional outdoor lighting! How ever you decide to update your patio, make it unique!

For more design tips and ideas, visit 16 Great Patio Ideas.

 

Source:

Better Homes & Gardens. “16 Great Patio Ideas.” Better Homes and Gardens, Better Homes & Gardens,www.bhg.com/home-improvement/patio/designs/patio-ideas/?slideId=slide_ffaa6ef0-d648-48cd-b159-033da861be5f.

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