You may have a tiny patio – or you may have a big, spacious one that can hold all of your crazy ideas. Needless to say, when the snow starts to melt and summer starts turning around the corner, your patio will need a quick “update” to make it look its best again. And once that warmth starts spreading its wings, you can follow these simple ideas to freshen up the look of your patio.
1. Clean It Up
A patio cannot look fresh if it’s packed with leaves and dead or overgrown lawns. You need to first clean it up – to create a blank canvas over which you can work your magic. If you have any brick or concrete patios, take away the worn-out look by removing the moss (if you don’t like it) or washing down the dirt. To make things look even better, you might also want to cut the overgrown grass as well.
2. Add a Versatile Patio Table
Everyone who owns a patio knows the pleasure of sitting in the shade, at a table, with a coffee on the table and a book in your hand. However, in order for that to happen, you will need to first find a nice, versatile table that you can accommodate enough people. If you never call people out on your patio, then a small table should be enough. On the other hand, if you tend to have fairly large gatherings, you might want to go for a longer, pretty table.
3. Use Wicker Furniture
Wicker patio furniture is fresh – and always had the ability to make every space look just as fresh. A wicker outdoor couch together with a wicker chair and a wicker table will make every patio look like a paradise. Add a big umbrella to protect you from the sun or rain, and you have the perfect recipe for a relaxing day that will keep you wanting to stay at home all day.
4. Bring Throw Pillows
Throw pillows always have the knack of bringing elegance and coziness to every space possible – so by picking a few soft ones and putting them on the patio, you’ll make the cozy patio seem even cozier. Just remember that once the rain begins, you’ll have to gather them to prevent any damage.
5. Decorative Patio Lights
String lights are perfect to give you a source of lighting outside – and also set the mood. You may install them in the trees, over a patio roof, around some hanging pots – whichever place is more convenient for you. Once the sun goes down, your patio will look magical. It will also make your patio the perfect place to have a romantic dinner.
Hopefully, these simple ideas to freshen up the look of your patio will be of good use to you. Granted, it will all depend on how your patio is size up – but if you are imaginative enough, you can do anything. Just remember, start with a blank slate and go on from there. Pick the patio furniture that makes you most comfortable and transforms that place into a little piece of heaven.