Is your patio a space that you actually spend time on? Let's make sure of it.
No matter what size your deck or patio is, there are many ways to make it an ideal hang-out spot for friends and family:
1. Use planters and decorative plants to liven up the space. Having as much greenery as possible makes a huge difference in any space. Planting small trees or bushes and having planters full of flowers is key.
2. Build/enhance a railing. The more enclosed and private your space is, the cozier it will feel. Even if your space isn't elevated, having a small railing to separate the patio from the yard is crucial.
3. Paint your deck/tables a fun colour. We love a minimal look, but a huge pop of colour is often just what you need to make a space feel fun and inviting.
4. Experiment with new outdoor lighting. There are endless options for outdoor lighting now, such as solar-powered lights, string lights and even elaborate lamps to be attached to your home. The more you have, the more dreamy your deck will feel after sunset. Who needs to leave the house?
Combine these four things and try not to spend more time on the patio. We dare you.