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Easy ways to update your patio

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It's cold outside, but spring will be here sooner than you think.  That means now is the time to start sprucing up your patio, and the folks from Pike Nurseries have some great ideas to help!

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Here are some tips on updating your patio from Pike Nurseries:


Updating your patio is just like updating your living room.  The foundation of a room is the furniture.  The foundation to a usable patio is comfortable patio furniture.

Color scheme
For both living rooms and patios, you can use accent pieces to create a cohesive color scheme: pillows, décor, and patio furniture.

As the foundation to a usable patio, comfortable patio furniture is essential.  There are many options available:

  • Large 6 person dining sets
  • Smaller dining sets
  • Deep seating sets with oversized chairs and even couches
  • Bistro sets that can fit in small places like a balcony


Pillows
One of the easiest ways to update your patio furniture is with toss pillows.  There are toss pillows made specifically for outdoors with fabrics that are water-resistant and easy to wipe clean.  Outdoor toss pillows come in a variety of colors and patterns that can instantly change the look of your patio. 

Pottery
Adding pottery is an easy way to add a specific style or color to your patio.

Types of pottery:

  • Glazed pottery comes in nearly every color, shape and size, so choose the style you love.
  • Terracotta pottery is a favorite for patios.
  • Light-weight pottery is ideal if you plan on moving you pots often.


Other Décor Options
There are tons of different ways to dress up your patio and give it more life.

Patio Umbrellas
If you have a patio dining set, a large patio umbrella is not only functional, but it can also add a nice pop of color.  The umbrellas come in colors from red, blue, yellow to beige.

Lanterns
Lanterns not only look great but can be a nice light source if you plan on using your patio at night.

Decorative Glass
These decorative glass pieces can be placed in container gardens to give them more personality.  The glass has a solar powered light that gives a nice glow for some nighttime decorative accents.

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