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5 Ideas to Liven Up Your Patio

by Kuhrich on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Having a patio is supposed to be full of excitement, romance, or a haven for you to host your favorite parties. If you had a custom home built, this may have been a part of your backyard schematic. After time, patios can become stale and lifeless. The following ideas will help liven up your patio in no time.

Add Vibrant Colors

You can mix and match textures and patterns for an outrageous look. If you have everything as a solid color, add colorful weather resistant throw pillows. Also, you can apply spray paint to your old patio furniture. Don’t forget to add a colorful outdoor rug for finishing touches.

Add New Plants

Add more greenery to your patio. You can plant large bushes and shrubs or bright energetic flowers and plants. Consider growing a garden of fresh fruits and vegetables. You’ll not only add color but you’ll be able to grill up some of your favorite foods.

Add a Canopy

A canopy can change the entire look of a patio area. You can add privacy panels to enjoy reading or create a romantic nook. There are some that help block the sun’s rays and keep light weather storms out.

Bring the Indoor Décor Outdoors

If there is an area, feel free to hang a mirror on your patio. You can also add candles on patio tables. If you’d like extra room for you guests to place drinks on, consider a small end table or old night stand. There are even battery operated chandlers available. Get creative and have fun.

Add a Little Feng Shui

Having a peaceful and energy filled home can be accomplished outdoors too. It’s easy to combine nature with your favorite relaxation methods. Make sure to add the element water to your patio. You can create a beautiful tabletop bowl as your serenity piece. If you have an old copper pot for a plant, add water, moss, floating flowers, and glass balls.

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com