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How to upgrade your patio this year


With springtime in full swing, there’s a good chance you’re back to taking full advantage of your patio and backyard. But are you satisfied with the look and feel of your outdoor living space? Step outside and take a look around. When was the last time you upgraded the furniture, lighting and decor? Just because this space isn’t accommodating year-round doesn’t mean you shouldn’t treat it like every other room in your home. It deserves the same attention to design and decor!

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner. Make the most of your time outdoors by upgrading your patio this year. Consider the following improvements you can make to enhance the look and feel of your outdoor living space:

“A solid theme can encourage the rest of the ideas for an upgrade.”

1. Follow a new, refreshing theme
Sometimes, all it takes is a solid theme to encourage the rest of the ideas that come with upgrading your patio space. Something more lively and refreshing can wake up the living area after a long and dreary winter. Modern and contemporary accent decor can help you achieve that fresh vibe, or perhaps instead, a more traditional, natural look made up of wooden decorations, furniture and accent pieces. Think about your desired theme before you start making any adjustments to your patio space.

2. Invest in new outdoor furniture
If you can’t remember the last time you bought new patio furniture, now’s an excellent time to treat yourself. A new table, bench or set of chairs can transform the space seamlessly and encourage you to spend even more of your time outside in the future.

3. Add a fire pit to the mix
Want to make your patio even more cozy and inviting? An open wood or natural gas fire pit can help you achieve that comforting, sophisticated atmosphere that you can find outside of a bar or restaurant. Place a few benches and chairs with cushions nearby and turn your backyard into the go-to space for an evening get-together.

Outdoor fire pit, patio furnture, natural greeneryA fire pit adds a new, natural element to the patio.

4. Plant a nearby garden
Much like how the fire pit adds a natural element to the patio, a nearby garden can set a lovely tone during the daytime as you sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. Plant fresh, blooming flowers and shrubbery or make the garden more functional and efficient by planting vegetables and herbs. There’s nothing like having your own personal organic grocery store just steps away from your patio.

5. Upgrade your outdoor lighting
If you plan on spending a good amount of time on your patio after the sun sets, you may want to consider upgrading the outdoor lighting. One fixture simply isn’t going to cut it, especially if you’re going to have guests over more often. Consider a string of decorative lights paired with hanging lanterns that flow around the patio. You can also make a path from the patio to the backyard using string lights or modern fixtures that sit on the ground.

Whether you’re throwing an outdoor party in the near future or you want to enhance the space for your own enjoyment, these simple upgrades can transform your patio with ease. But don’t try to tackle the task on your own. Instead, contact a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors! He or she will come over to your home for a free consultation to evaluate your patio space. From there, the design consultant will offer recommendations based on your ideas and help you get the project rolling.

Don’t hesitate to call a Decorating Den Interiors personal decorator today!

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