5 Tips for Decorating Your Patio


Decorating your patio can be a fun job, but it can also come with its own difficulties. Because it’s outdoors, likely in the back of the house, people tend to view it as a job they can put off for later. That is, until the summer rolls around again and everyone is having outdoor functions.

In reality, it is easy to be prepared for the warmer weather and have a beautiful patio without the stress of too much hard work. Here we offer some tips for decorating your patio that will help you stop putting off your project for next time.

1. Furniture

Furniture is the most important thing to think of when tackling the project of decorating your patio. When you have your furniture picked out, you will have a clear direction on where to take the rest of the decor. In order to find the right type of furniture for your patio, you must:

Measure the area of your patio

Measuring the area of your patio means you will know exactly how much space you are working with, and this will allow you to pick pieces that are the right size for that space. By measuring, you avoid guesswork and you accurately and proportionately pick the best furniture for your patio.

Choose your style/color

The next step is to choose the style and color you would like for your patio furniture to be. It may be best to pick a theme color for the overall look and then go from there.

We think wicker furniture will give your space a beautiful, elegant look while still maintaining the natural rustic look of the outdoors.

2. Plants

We believe plants are a great way to spruce up any outdoor space. Whether you have a small dirt patch in the ground or pots on the floor of your patio, plants are an easy, natural element that will add beauty to your patio. You can plant just greenery for your space, or you can add flowers for pops of color.

When choosing plants for your patio, be sure to stay away from choosing anything that will crowd your space. Certain plants tend to grow very large, and that may not be ideal for your patio – especially if you choose to entertain there. Stick to plants that grow in a more controlled state.

3. Outdoor Linens

Outdoor linens are perfect for your patio for obvious reasons. The thing that makes outdoor linens great is that they not only come in durable materials that are designed to withstand weather conditions, but they can also endure some rough handling without becoming damaged.

Using linens to cover your patio chairs is a great way to add color to your furniture. You can add pillows for extra decor and comfort. There are several options you can choose from to add your personal style to your furniture.

4. Paint the Floor

Depending on your patio’s floor, you may have the option to paint it. Painting the floor will certainly give your patio a different, more personal look, and it is very easy to do. For floor painting, simply find a paint that works for outdoor jobs and floors, and pick the color that is right for you.

The bolder the color you pick for your patio floor, the more interesting it will be and the more you will draw others in. Additionally, if you want a look that is even more interesting, you can also paint patterns and designs on your patio floor.

Using free-hand, you can paint patterns that are unique and of no particular order on your floor. You can also use a stencil that will give you a much more uniformed look for a refined space.

5. Tents/Umbrellas/Lanterns

Tents and umbrellas are great for several purposes. They shield you from harsh sunlight when you are using your patio during the day. They also protect from any light rain that may start in the middle of your outdoor function, and can even protect from bugs and dust getting onto any food you may have outside.

Tents and umbrellas can also be a great way to add decor and color to your patio, and you can choose from a wide range of colors. Paper lanterns are a great outdoor patio accessory that is sure to make your space feel fun and inviting. You can hang them from your tent to create a festive look, and they are perfect for everyday decor.

Using these simple tips will help you create the patio you have always wanted. Investing in quality outdoor furniture will not only guarantee you a great look for your space, but it can also increase the value of your home. If you would like more information, visit our website and speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff at Design Furnishings today!