It’s unbelievable that we are already half way through the summer! These last couple weeks have been hot and humid, but now that it is cooling off to a more enjoyable summer breeze, it’s time we step up our outdoor entertainment space. Luckily here in Southern California, we can entertain outside year-round, meaning a quality outdoor space is an amenity.
Here are 6 ways to make your patio look like it’s straight out of a magazine:
This one you can easily do yourself! Take old window frames, place a fitted mirror in the openings and hang them on a fence. They make for an interesting and chic addition to the yard. Click the link for a full how to.
One of 2017’s biggest home decor trends was adding texture to a room. Now we’re taking this trend outside and applying it to the flooring. A combination of pavers (or concrete slabs) and pebbles makes for a beautiful, modern take on the patio. It’s also a much more natural look than a big old slab of concrete, and provides spaces for runoff to seep into the ground.
If you already have a concrete patio, dress it up with a new paint job. This family took their hackneyed patio space and amplified it to a statement piece.
Do you live in a more tight-knit space? Create your own privacy on your patio by installing a simple yet cute wall. Dress it up a bit with plants, lights, and other decor pieces to make a more tranquil scenery.
Small, but quaint
Even if you don’t have the biggest outdoor space, you can still create an inviting and cozy patio. It’s about choosing the right furniture that fits well in that space.
Backyard fire pit
If you’re backyard is simply a grassy field, try adding a fire pit. Whether you use it or not, a fire pit instantly takes your backyard from a 5 to a 10. Add some cozy seating and fun pillows for a pop of color and your backyard is magazine ready.