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5 Ways to Revive Your Outdoor Space

Your outdoor space should be an extension of your home – adorned with eye-catching décor, comfortable furniture and plenty of beautiful touches that complement your own tastes. If your patio is not such a place, then you’re missing quite an opportunity. In fact, unless your patio is designed with your specific style in mind, it’s unlikely that you spend much time out there at all.

Outdoor decoration ideas for the outdoors

by National Association of Home Builders

If your patio space needs a little perking up, then we’ve got your back. Here are five of the best ways to revive your outdoor area —

Keep it swept – Every time you run through your indoor cleaning checklist, add a few outdoor tasks to the list. Sweeping your patio once a week will keep it mostly-free of dirt, debris, dead bugs and anything else that can take away from its aesthetics.

Modern outdoor space decor with fire pit

by Cornerstone Architects / Photography by Adam Steiner

Add candles, lanterns and torches – Flood lights are much too bright for a relaxing night outside, and even a small porch light can call insects and distract conversation. Dimmer options, such as lanterns and torches can provide just the right amount of light. Candles also provide a minimal amount of light and are great for setting the mood.

Outdoor dining table decor with candles and fancy rug

by Scot Meacham Wood Design

Bring out the comfort – Hard plastic patio seating is cheap, but it’s also uncomfortable and can deter you from spending much time outdoors. However, weather-proof outdoor cushions, throw pillows and rugs can give you the comfort and style of your interior space.

Comfortable sofas in outdoor entertainment pavilion

by Knudson Interiors / Photos by Linny Morris

Invest in shade – Whether it’s an afternoon of light rain or a particularly clear and bright day, a little shade goes a long way. An umbrella table or a covered awning may be all you need to enjoy your patio without discomfort.

Comfortable outdoor furniture in the shades

by James D. LaRue

Install a fire pit – Roasting marshmallows in the summer, or toasting your hands on a cold winter’s evening – a fire pit can offer just the right amount of fire and warmth. However, if you’re looking for a more temporary source of heat, then you may want to consider outdoor patio heat lamps or a moveable chiminea for ultimate coziness and outdoor relaxation.

Cozy outdoor furniture setup with warm fireplace

by AMS Landscape Design Studios

Carrie Dagenhard

Carrie is a seasoned blogger, entertainment journalist and all around professional wordsmith with a passion for interior design and home organization. A self-proclaimed eternal wanderer and neat freak, she enjoys sharing her eclectic tastes and zeal of creating a beautiful and balanced space through DIY home décor. After graduating with a degr[...]

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