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4 Patio Decorations That Are Inviting and Functional

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Summer is here, which normally means partes, get-togethers, and family functions in the backyard. Due to COVID-19, these gatherings will be smaller and will more than likely be just your immediate family or household. However, you can still spruce up your back patio for the perfect small dinner party in the perfect summer weather. Here are 4 ideas for a patio facelift.

Keep in mind, these can also be helpful for staging your home if you are planning to sell. You’ve put in the work to make sure the interior is perfect. Make your backyard work for you too!


String up Edison bulbs or bistro lights above a seating area, around the patio border, or in the tree branches to add easy lighting in no time at all. Another idea is to add hanging lanterns. They can be styled to look like a beach or a mountain cabin. You can use real candles or battery-powered lights inside them. These fun touches make sure the party goes on after sundown and provide a friendly atmosphere for the whole backyard.

Outdoor storage

Add fashionable chests to store lawn games like jenga, croquet, cornhole, or bocce. These games are easy to set up and play with any number of people to add some friendly competition to the party. The storage chests can also double as seating. For additional party space, use small side tables or bar carts to hold drinks, food, dishes, and party supplies. When you are not having a party, they can double as extra decorative space.


back patio of a home for sale. Photo by Build Idaho

Have colorful outdoor chairs or couches sitting out for everyone to settle in and be comfortable. Plenty of stores have seating options in a variety of styles and colors to fit your personal style. If the chairs are big enough, add in some outdoor pillows for added comfort. They are weatherproof and more resistant to sun staining, so they can be used for many years to come.

Flower power

Potted plants add a natural beauty to your outdoor space. Use them to liven up the front and the back of your house for parties or home tours. If your backyard or patio is on the small side, use hanging baskets or wall-mounted vertical gardens. Vertical gardens are an easy way to fill in unused wall space and are easy to maintain. Plus, annual and perennial flowers are cheap to buy at a store or nursery.


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Posted by AndrewS at 6/24/2020 2:43:00 AM

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