6 Ways to Spruce Up Your Patio for Summer

Summer is officially here (as of June 21st) and with that comes sun-filled days and endless entertaining.

Summer Entertaining Patio

Whether you’re having a dinner party or just looking to enjoy the peace of your own home, we’ve rounded up our top six recommendations to spruce up your patio:

  1. Hang string lights. One strand, two strands, clear bulbs or colored; your patio will be putting off a brand new vibe.
  2. Plant flowers. Keep in mind that not all plants and flowers flourish during the summer, so it’s best to research that ahead of time.
  3. If flowers aren’t your thing, how about a potted topiary? These shrubs come in ornate shapes and sizes, and if you’re lucky, you may find a faux one that looks as though you’ve been manicuring it all year. Score!
  4. Install a fire pit. Whether you’re the DIY type or would rather purchase new, a fire pit is the perfect focal point to bring your guests together.
  5. Bring out the bright and bold cushions and pillows. Summer is one of the only times you can get away with a lime green bench cushion so why not take advantage of it?
  6. Hang a swing. From the typical bench swing to a single cushioned hammock swing, relaxation is guaranteed.

These are just a few of our favorite summer design ideas, what are yours?

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