Getting the Patio Ready for Summer

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll arrange your patio. Today, we’ve got a five-step plan to get your patio party-ready in no time. Let’s dive in:

Step One: Step Up Your Storage

Nothing kills the spirit of an outdoor party quite as much as clutter your guests have to trip over. Banish that this summer with the help of some intelligent storage. There are several different ways to make this a reality.
Consider installing a small storage shed in an out-of-sight location, or simply invest in patio furniture that has built-in storage. An ottoman with a lifting top, for example, is the perfect place to stash kids’ toys so they don’t take over the yard.

Step Two: Improve Your Outdoor Greenery

Blend the transition from the yard to the deck or patio with some beautiful, potted plants or a small garden bed. Pick pots that complement your decor, or plant some ready-to-eat herbs in a small bed outside the back door. No matter what you choose to do, this is a great way to make your outdoor space more inviting.

Step Three: Get More Seating

Are your plastic patio chairs tired and drab-looking? Time to invest in new ones. If you entertain often, consider opting for a sectional or outdoor patio set that can seat 6-8 people comfortably. If it’s just you and a special someone, look for a little cafe set that will become the perfect place to enjoy an outdoor dinner or cocktail hour.

Step Four: Add Some Lighting

String lights are a big outdoor trend right now. Head to your local home improvement store to find some outdoor-friendly string lights for your patio, deck, or balcony. Hang them above the seating areas for some soft light that’s perfect for entertaining.

Step Five: Get Some Covers

If you purchase new patio furniture or accessories this year, be sure that you also purchase the covers needed to keep them protected and safe from the elements. We’ve got a wide selection of outdoor accessories and furniture to choose from, and will be happy to help you find the perfect match for your outdoor space.

Your Patio Is Ready for Summer!

It only takes a weekend to get your outdoor space into tip-top shape for outdoor parties and entertaining. Need something additional? Shop our beautiful outdoor furniture collections now!

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