Get Your Outdoor Décor Ready for The Summer

While you may be dreaming about a major pool renovation, new deck or complete landscape overhaul, there are simpler, more budget-friendly ways to improve your backyard space. Giving your outdoor space a refresh with new décor, furniture and foliage and other small design elements will instantly beautify the area and make it feel more relaxing. Now all you're need is a signature, fruity summertime drink to pull it all together.


Outdoor Plants In addition to your landscaping, placing some smaller plants on your deck or patio can add color and beauty, and give the space a bit of life. Depending on your setup, chose from hanging planters or potted plants to brighten up your space. There are plenty of low-maintenance, nearly impossible-to-kill options for those who may not have the greenest of green thumbs. PlantShed, which has a location in Englewood, offers a large variety of fresh flowers and plants, as well as a virtual plant consultation in which a designer will look at your outdoor space to recommend plants that complement your light conditions – shady or sunny – as well as options that will best suit your space.



Lighting Swapping out older outdoor sconces and adding LED globe string lights will enhance the atmosphere and create a warm mood and ambiance. String lights can found in solar powered collections, which are budget-friendly and easy to maintain. Make sure you measure the area you plan to hang them before you buy, and invest in commercial string lights that are waterproof and can withstand changes in weather. Planter uplighting is another way to combine decorative plants with mood-boosting lighting.


Furniture When getting your backyard space ready for the summer, create different zones with outdoor furniture for eating, lounging and entertaining. Couches and chairs should be separated, when possible, from the outdoor dining table. If your space is set in the sun, try a patio umbrella with LED lights in the canopy for shade during the day, and ambiance at night. Using colorful, patterned outdoor pillows for couches can add pops of color and create interest to existing furniture. Adding colorful, unique end tables or Adirondack chairs, such as those found at Down to Earth Living, is another way to brighten up the space.


If you’re without an outdoor kitchen, but looking to host this summer, invest in a portable beverage bar or cart for interest and functionality. These can be used to serve brunch, as a drink station and more. Use bright, colorful glassware and dishes to add a splash of color and make you feel like you’re in a tropical location. 


With these simple touches and updates to your outdoor space, you can easily refresh your backyard so it’s summer-ready and ready for you to enjoy.

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