It's hard to fully enjoy your patio and everything it offers when it's messy and poorly decorated. Unfortunately, though, this is an all-too-common mistake homeowners made. Even if they invest the necessary time into decorating the interior of their home, they may overlook the exterior; thus, resulting in a poorly decorated patio. Thankfully, though, there are simple steps you can take to improve your patio decor, some of which we're going to explore in this post.
#1) Hide the Garden Hose
If your garden hose is left running across your patio, you should try to conceal it. Not only will this improve your patio decor, but it will also prolong the life of your garden hose by protecting it from the elements. You can buy fake rocks and buckets that are designed specifically for hiding garden hoses.
#2) Pressure Wash
When was the last time that you pressure washed your patio? Depending on the size of your patio, it should take less than 30 minutes. And once your patio has been pressure washed, it will look years younger by removing stubborn dirt and debris. Of course, an alternative to pressure washing your patio yourself is to hire a professional. There are countless professional pressure washing services that will gladly do the job for you.
#3) Touch Up Mulch
Assuming you have one or more flowerbeds around your patio, touch them up with a little more mulch. Over time, mulch tends to decay or blow away, resulting in a lackluster flowerbed. You can pick up a couple bags of mulch from your local plant nursery or gardening store, using it to touch up these areas.
#4) Invest in Premium Furniture
If you're willing to spend the money, you can enhance your patio decor by investing in premium furniture. Rather than using cheap plastic chairs, for instance, consider upgrading your furniture to premium teak and cast-iron pieces. Premium furniture such as this lasts longer, looks better, and will ultimately have a more beneficial impact on your patio decor.
#5) Add Color
How exactly do you add color to your patio decor? Well, there are several solutions, one of which involves placing throw pillows on furniture. As long as they are water-resistant and designed for outdoor use, throw pillows are perfectly fine for your patio. Alternatively, you can choose decorative accessories like end tables and and outdoor rugs to brighten your patio with new color.