With the official start of spring right around the corner, many homeowners are preparing their patios and outdoor living spaces for this seasonal transition. But if you want to fully enjoy your patio, you'll need to decorate it accordingly. Here are five simple tips to enhance your patio decor.
#1) Comfortable Furniture
The right furniture will make a world of difference in your patio decor. Because it's used outside, however, you must consider whether or not it's appropriate to use here. Outdoor furniture must be comfortable, yet also waterproof. Furthermore, it should possess colors that match and/or flow cohesively with the surrounding decor. Consider these factors when choosing furniture for your patio.
#2) Outdoor Rug
Use an outdoor rug to define your patio/outdoor living space. Some people assume that rugs are used strictly indoors, but this statement couldn't be further from the truth. While there are plenty of great indoor rugs, there are just as many great outdoor rugs. Outdoor rugs are made with heavy-duty synthetic materials, making them suitable for outdoor use. You can find them in countless colors, styles and shapes, so feel free to choose the style that's best suited for your patio.
You can also enhance your patio decor by using plants. Whether you're a green thumb or not, you can add a couple plants to your patio for an instant aesthetic boost. In addition to the style and natural vibrance they offer, plants also filter the air while simultaneously releasing fresh oxygen back into the atmosphere. It's a win-win for every homeowner, especially if you want clean air. Just remember to choose plants that require little maintenance; otherwise; you'll find yourself watering and pruning them on a daily basis.
#4) Clean the Siding
There's no better time than the present to clean the siding on your home. Why is this necessary? Well, there's no rule stating that you must clean your home's siding, but doing so will have a positive impact on other elements of your home decor, including the patio decor. You can rent a pressure washer from home improvement stores, using it to quickly and easily clean the siding.
#5) Hide the Garden Hose
Garden hoses are a real eye-sore for most patios, which is why it's a good idea to hide them. You can buy special rocks and other compartments in which to conceal them. Alternatively, you can build your own storage container. Either way, you should hide your garden hose so it's no visible to guests.