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7 Trendy & Functional Ways to Spice Up Your Patio for Summer

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The season of backyard barbecues and pool parties is quickly approaching! Make this a summer to remember by creating a stunning patio, where your friends and family can relax and stay cool. If you’re thinking of revamping your outdoor living area, we’ve got you covered with some simple decor ideas.

 

 

 

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1. Create a Statement Wall with Plants

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Add a lush, green look to your patio by creating a statement wall with plants and decorative wall planters. Choose between a wide variety of outdoor plants including succulents, begonias, ferns, and bromeliads. Define your modern style with metal, geometric planters or embrace your inner minimalist with simple ceramic planters.

2. Hang a Hammock

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There’s something tranquil and relaxing about swinging in the warm summer breeze in a hammock. Choose between a standing-style or hanging hammock in a variety of styles and colors. Indulge your inner bohemian gypsy with woven macrame details, or invest in luxury with a hammock-umbrella combo!

3. Add a Rug

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Make your patio feel like an outdoor living room by adding a patterned rug beneath your furniture. Go bold and colorful to spice up the space for summer. A multi-colored pattern will help tie in your accessories and furniture, and create a cohesive design that will impress your guests.

4. Refresh Your Furniture with New Cushions

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Transform your patio by having new cushion covers made for your outdoor seating. Pick your favorite fabric and hire your local upholstery store for an easy and relatively inexpensive project. Replacing the cushion fabric every few years will allow you to preserve the quality of your furniture and ensure you can enjoy it for years to come! Add layers to your design with some vibrantly patterned, seasonal pillows.

5. Get a Patterned Stool

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Want to add a little extra flare to your patio without spending too much money? A patterned stool is just what you need to create a statement. Choose from a variety of shapes, colors, and textures to add functionality and style to your outdoor living area.

6. Cool Down Under a New Umbrella

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Create a summer haven by adding some extra shade to your patio. Rectangular crank umbrellas are a great addition to your exterior dining area because they cast a large shadow that can protect up to 8 people from the summer sun. For smaller gatherings or more intimate areas, try a single-tier scalloped umbrella.

7. Create the Perfect Ambiance with Lights

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Dazzle your guests with exterior lighting that creates a whimsical environment. Lanterns, twinkle lights, and string lights are great options that will make your backyard patio feel like a wonderland. Use these items to decorate any trees that are on your property, or adorn the edges of your umbrella.

We hope these tips help you create the perfect patio for all your summer soirées!