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Patio Refresh for Spring

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of spending a warm spring day on your patio, enjoying the sunshine and fresh air after a long winter. As with most years, we needed to do a minor patio refresh for Spring. Whether you have a small balcony or a spacious backyard, there are plenty of ways to update your outdoor space and make it feel like a brand-new oasis. Here are some tips to help you refresh your patio for spring. With some simple updates and additions, you can create a welcoming outdoor space that’s perfect for relaxing, entertaining, and soaking up the sun.

  • Clean: The first step to a patio refresh for Spring is to clean it up. Sweep away debris, wipe down the patio furniture, and power wash the space, if needed. Winter always does a hard number on our patios so during those early warm days, we clean all outdoor spaces as it can take some time. If there are any extra items on the patio you’ve been storing there, it’s time to find a new home for them. Somehow a bike or soccer ball always seems to be living on our patio. I always love this stage. Once things are cleaned off, it’s a clean slate to make your patio as welcoming and cozy as you want it to be.
  • Add any new furniture pieces: Your patio furniture plays a big role in the overall look and feel of your space. If you have any broken patio furniture or those lumpy cushions that need replaced, now is the time to do it. Retailers seem to release new patio furniture earlier and earlier these days so keep your eye out on any upcoming sales. I like to create a mood board or save images of furniture I see online so that I have an idea of what I am looking for. There are so many options and styles out there that it’s good to have an idea of what you want ahead of time. If your furniture is still in good condition, you can simply add new cushions or pillows to give it a new look.  Our furniture on our side patio was still in good condition so I added this striped pillow cover and this block print one
  • Bring in greenery and flowers: Adding plants and flowers to your space is an easy way to add new life to your patio. Consider adding some potted plants or hanging baskets to add color and texture to your patio. Choose plants that are easy to care for, such as succulents or herbs, or opt for more colorful options like petunias or geraniums. I planted a small hydrangea in this new scallop pot to bring a pop of color to balance out the neutral pillows.
  • Add lighting: Whether you love string lights, lanterns, or candles, having the right lighting ensures you can enjoy your patio after the sun goes down. It adds a touch of ambiance to your space. Once the kids are in bed, Adam and I love to sit on the patio off our bedroom in the evenings to catch up on each other’s day. I found these rechargeable table lamps on Amazon last year and they are perfect for an end table. You can also install outdoor sconces to illuminate the space.
  • Add the accessories: Whether it’s adding an outdoor rug, planters, or new throw pillows, those little touches are what make the space. I love this watering can for keeping the plants on the patio thriving. The sage color is so pretty!

With these simple tips, you can easily refresh your patio for spring. Whether you spend your mornings with a cup of coffee or wind down in the evenings with a glass of wine, you’ll love spending more time on your patio.

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