Make The Most of Your Patio
Does your patio look bare? With summer in full swing, you’re probably thinking about different ways to attract friends and family over. Even the smallest of cosmetic changes can turn your patio into a staycationers paradise. Below are just a few ways to make the most of your patio.
Get Creative With Your Furniture
Don’t be afraid to add some splashes of color with your patio furniture. Bright Adirondack chairs can work well in areas that don’t see much traffic on your patio. Find furniture pieces that could be conversation starters amongst you and your guests. Go to a local flea market or yard sale and see if there are any furniture pieces that you could repurpose or fit your patio’s aesthetics.
Incorporate pieces that will allow guests to truly kick back and relax. Consider adding a smaller side table for yet another spot for guests to rest a cold drink, or an ottoman for them to kick their legs up.
Add Shade to Sunny Areas
Your guests will thank you for this if a heat wave hits when your barbecue or other celebration happens. Adding bright umbrellas to different seating areas around your patio can be more pleasing to the eye than a temporary canopy. This will help those sensitive to heat be comfortable while enjoying something to eat or conversing with other guests. Ensure that you have enough spots with shade for all of your guests.
Add Light to Entertain at Night
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Keep your guests around well into the night with outdoor lighting. There are a variety of low-voltage LED patio and deck lights that you can have installed on your patio or deck. Patio lights can also keep your guests safe from falls.
If you’re looking to have a more tropical feel in your backyard, you can add tiki torches around your patio to match your theme. You could also add décor lights if you have a canopy above of your seats. If you have trees surrounding your patio or deck, adding string lights to them can create more ambient lighting throughout your entire yard.
Add a Fire Pit
To get an early start on your patio use, or to keep your outdoor fun going well into fall, consider installing a fire pit. Think about how much fun your guests will have sitting by the fire or roasting marshmallows for s’mores. Fire pits are also great for those clear and brisk fall and spring nights. You’ll be able to gaze at stars right from the comforts of your patio.