Whether you have a patio, a deck, or just a small patch of grass in your backyard, summer is the perfect time to upgrade your outdoor space. Without going overboard (or breaking your budget), these tips will help you make the most of your backyard entertaining environment.
Bring in some color
Plain furniture can easily be transformed by introducing vibrant, summery colors with pillows, throws, and other accessories. You can even use a mix of colors, just remember to keep things cohesive by sticking to a defined color scheme.
Plants and flowers are a simple way to bring your outdoor space to life. Try placing greenery in mismatched pottery for a quirky twist, or adding faux grass to a fence for an all-natural look.
Move the indoors, out
One of the biggest trends in outdoor decorating today is incorporating a traditional indoor setup into your exterior space. Instead of throwing out old indoor furniture, recycle any durable pieces to the backyard—then you won’t need to splurge on new items for your patio!
Perfect with paint
A little paint can go a long way in completely transforming a space. You can use exterior paint and painter’s tape to create a faux patterned rug, a unique design on a worn-out fence, or to make-over an old piece of furniture—the possibilities are endless.
Find your focus
Utilizing a theme for your outdoor area can make finding key pieces a breeze. Whether you choose a tropical feel, country charm, an urban oasis, or etc., having a decorating plan in place can be the difference between a pleasant decorating experience and a stressful one.