How to Decorate a Patio or Deck

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It’s that time of year again when it gets warmer, stays lighter, and makes you want to spend your free time outdoors. If you have a patio or deck where you live, this is the place you’ll probably be living during the warm Summer months. Since you’ll be spending lots of time outside, it’s the perfect time to fix up and decorate your outdoor area.

There are so many things you can do with your patio or deck to make it a fun and enjoyable space to spend your time. Creating a great outdoor space like this is also a great idea if you like to host parties and have people over during the Summer. You’ll need seating, a table, and some fun touches like decorative pillows, outdoor lights, and a rug.

Lighting Up the Space

Lighting Up the Space

A favorite way to decorate a patio or deck is with some pretty lights. Adding lights to your deck or patio is perfect for the summertime when hosting parties or barbecues. It adds light when it gets dark and is a nice décor piece to have. There are multiple kinds to choose from. One favorite way is to use string lights. Within string lights, there are so many different colors, shapes, and sizes. String lights can be hung against the outside wall of your house, along the railings of a deck, and even hung around a pergola.

Another type of fun light to use is a tiki torch. Tiki torches are also perfect for summer parties, especially luaus! A lot of tiki torches also come with bug repellent in them, which is an added benefit. Mosquitos can really be a pain in the summer and having a bug repellent like a tiki torch is a great way to repel bug while having some fun décor pieces on your deck or patio.

The Perfect Rug

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Your deck or patio may not have the most appealing flooring. Whether it’s an older space with some wear and tear or you’d rather have a pretty rug in your outdoor space, an outdoor rug can be the perfect addition. Even if your deck is new, adding a rug can help protect it from the weather. They even make specialty rugs that are meant to be used outside. They add the perfect touch of color and texture.

You can get a more neutral color that will go with all your outdoor decor or you can spice it up and get a bright colored rug. Adding a rug to your space can really make all the difference.

Adding Some Color

Adding Some Color

If you’re decorating your patio or deck, you’ll want to add some plants. This will give the area some color and attract wildlife such as butterflies or dragonflies. There are so many kinds of flowers and plants to choose from, you’re bound to find a few that you enjoy. You can plant some small flowers in a planter box, or even buy a huge pot for a larger plant for flower.

Another way to add some color is with decorative pillows. There are specific pillows to use outdoors that are made with material that can withstand different weather. There’s nothing worse than buying a beautiful pillow for your patio to have it be ruined by a downpour.

Seating to Eat and Relax

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When creating your outdoor space, some seating and a table are a must. Seating is necessary if you plan on hosting get-togethers or parties. You don’t want to have your guests standing around the entire time.

There are lots of choices, but a variety of different types of seating can look great together. Adding seating around a fire pit is also a great idea. When it gets dark and a little chilly, a fire pit is a great thing to sit around. You can keep warm and even roast a marshmallow.

Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches

Now that you have all of the basics covered, it’s time to add the finishing touches to make your patio or deck your go-to space during the Spring and Summer. Add some gnomes in or around plants and flowers. They can add a fun and whimsical touch to the space. There are plenty of other décor pieces like this if gnomes aren’t quite your favorite.

Another thing you can do is plant seeds for different foods. This could include vegetables, fruits, herbs, and more. Having your own little garden is a great way to save money and to eat fresh food that’s healthy for you.

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