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How To Decorate Your Patio

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Who doesn't enjoy spending time outside with family and friends during warmer months of the year? Fortunately, it's not at all difficult to prepare your patio area for the summer. Here are a few decorating techniques that you can employ to transform you patio into the focal point of your landscape.

Step 1. Think about whether you would like your patio space to follow a particular theme, like a tropical or Mediterranean theme. If you are going with the theme, choose decorative items that match it

Step 2. If you don't already have your patio covered, select a type of covering. For instance, you could choose a patio umbrella or you might decide to install an awning. A patio cover is essential to enjoying your patio without having to endure the summer's heat.

Step 3. Add flowers and plants to your patio. Try different types of mediums, such as tiered stands, ceramic pots and hanging plants.You can get really creative with the types of plant holders you choose. There are many different types of unusual items that can be used for planting flowers. These can include things like an old bread box or even a boot. Select vibrant flowers and green luscious plants, but remember to consider the amounts of shade or sunlight these plants will receive and choose accordingly.

Step 4. Create a brick or marble effect by painting the concrete. Another option is to create a unique design using stencils. If you're not much of a painter, you can opt for an oversized, colorful rug to cover your patio space.

Step 5. Replace or add new patio furniture. Look for a wooden glider and a bistro table with chairs for relaxing on lazy summer days. Always select pieces that are appropriate for you and the ways your family uses your patio.

Step 6. String up specialty lights (they come in various shapes) or Christmas lights to give your patio space a dramatic flare. Or, you can add some hanging lanterns to your porch's overhang to give the space an exotic feel.

Step 7. Accessorize your patio space by adding an inviting chiminea or a relaxing fountain.

Step 8. Use a plant box containing a beautiful climbing plant or a trellis to divide your patio into different sections. This gives you your own private nook to hang a hammock or simply to have a seating area that's perfect for reading.

Step 9. Rather than buying new patio furniture, you can extend your current patio furniture's life by replacing all the cushions. Just make sure to choose cushions that work with your patio's new theme.  

For help with getting the backyard you desire, hire professionals, such as Heritage Lawn.