1. Let there be light.
Outdoor lighting is the easiest way to add ambiance to your patio.
And these days there's tons of funky options out there-that'll inspire
you to stray beyond classic string lights. We love globe lights to
create a playful, but subtle outdoor lighting.
Image via Domino.com
2. Roll out the outdoor carpet.
Indoor/outdoor rugs make an outdoor space feel like an outdoor room.
They add style and comfort, plus they're incredibly easy to clean and
very durable. The Swedish brand Pappelina is one of our favorites. Never
worry about spilled red wine again!
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3. Turn up the heat.
There is few things in life more wonderful than sitting around a fire in good
company under a clear night sky. The addition of a fire pit is an instant
game changer for a yard- especially if you have kids!
Image via Peter Fudge Gardens
4. Put your feet up.
There's nothing more relaxing than a lazy summer morning, reading
a good book and swaying with the breeze. We've been loving the
addition of a swinging seat that doubles as a sculptural piece for
the porch and adds a little geometric to the organic- like the
Manu Nest below!
Photo via InteriorAddict
5. Get creative with your planters.
Create your own backyard jungle with a variety of planters ranging in
size, color or double as an art piece. As for the plants, don't be afraid
to try long grasses or leafy, creeping vines. We love the unique planters
of Opiary as a statement piece for the garden.
Photo via Marthastewart.com
6. Accessorize with throw pillows.
Throw pillows are a great way to add color and texture to any space,
plus it makes it a bit cozier. We love the vintage Suzanis for adding a
Photo via TheDecorist
7. Have drinks on deck.
The addition of a bar cart to your patio makes entertaining easy to
organize-plus it can be wheeled inside afterwards. Whether its used
as a counteror decorative plant stand, patio shelve space is always
Photo via Dwell
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