Outdoor Patio Décor Ideas and Other Ways to Spruce Up Your Patio This Summer

June 28th, 2023
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Summers in Van Alstyne, TX are meant to be enjoyed outdoors. After all, we have great weather and beautiful surroundings here in North Texas. What better place to enjoy all that the great outdoors has to offer this summer than on your very own patio? Your patio is a way to experience nature without leaving home, a gathering place for friends, family, and neighbors, a barbecue haven, and even a backyard campout spot and nighttime star-gazing sanctuary. So much potential summer fun is waiting just outside your back door, so let’s talk about some exciting ways to spruce up your patio and outdoor patio décor ideas this summer, so it’ll be ready when you are!

Here are some great patio makeover tips:

1. Light it Up with Creative Lighting Ideas. Lights are magic underneath the summer stars, and they can make every space enchanting. Plus, you have countless options for outdoor lights, from twinkling string lights to glowing lanterns, that will help turn your patio into a welcoming haven on any summer evening. What are some of the latest trends in outdoor patio lighting? String lights are always popular and versatile, allowing you to light as much or as little of your patio as you desire. For a more flexible, lower-impact option, you can go for portable lanterns and tabletop lights that can be moved around, while fairy lights and LED strips can add a touch of magic and subtle illumination to any setting.

2. Comfort is King – New Outdoor Furniture. You can’t enjoy paradise in an uncomfortable chair. Fortunately, outdoor furniture has come a long way in recent years, and these days you can find almost as many options for comfortable patio seating as you can for chairs and sofas on the inside of your house. From sectional sofas to Adirondack chairs to hammocks and swings, there’s a seating option for every preference, and you can mix and match to your heart’s content to truly make your patio a place of comfort and joy. The days of hard, uncomfortable patio chairs are long behind us. Today’s patio furniture is plush, comfortable, and versatile, while still offering weather-resistant wear. You’ll find plenty of options for everything you need, from bistro sets for an intimate breakfast or a pleasant evening of drinks under the stars, to fire pit seating that encourages everyone to sit around and chat long into the night.

3. Add Personality with Decorative Accents. This is where your patio truly becomes one of a kind. Outdoor rugs that are weather-resistant and easy to clean can help to define the different areas of your patio while also adding pops of color and style. You can carry that through to throw pillows with removable, weather-resistant covers, though it’s still a good idea to bring them inside when the weather turns nasty. That’s just the beginning! When it comes to outdoor patio décor ideas, your imagination is the limit. You can even incorporate cool artwork, including sculpture and other art that can stand the elements. Whatever you do, make your patio a welcoming oasis that is uniquely yours.

4. Maintenance Tips & Tricks. Once you’ve decorated your patio, you’ll want to keep it looking its best. Fortunately, outdoor maintenance is simple to do and can help keep your patio looking great while also minimizing allergens. It’s win/win! You can pressure wash your deck itself, using a wide spray nozzle and moving away from the house as you wash. You may also want to treat and seal your deck, depending on what it’s made of. Washing isn’t something that needs to happen very often. In between washes, you can simply keep your deck clean by sweeping it. You’ll also want to scrub any outdoor rugs and put those pillowcases we mentioned through the wash. Wipe down outdoor furniture and voila! Your patio looks good as new!

5. Disinvite the Pests. You don’t want the buzzing of wasps, flies, or mosquitos to kill the vibe. While we can’t boast that there aren’t any such pests in Van Alstyne, we can tell you how to make it clear that they’re not welcome on your patio. It starts with simple things like keeping food and drinks covered when you aren’t actively eating or drinking. These attract insects, which can smell them from a long way off. You can also use fans to help create a cross-breeze that not only makes your patio more comfortable for you, it also makes it difficult for insects to fly. Finally, citronella candles or torches, as well as lavender, peppermint, and lemongrass, are all natural insect repellents that you can use to keep pests away while you enjoy the evening air.

6. Declutter and Store. Patios are for chilling, but nothing ruins a nice time faster than a bunch of clutter. Resist the temptation to keep outdoor stuff, such as gardening implements and grilling essentials, lying around the patio. Instead, find some clever ideas for storage that can help cut down on clutter while also keeping everything handy. This can be anything from multifunctional patio furniture that doubles as storage to bar carts or even attractive sheds or cabinets that can store everything from bottles and glasses to your gardening shears or barbecue tongs. None of these ways to spruce up your patio need to detract from the look of your outdoor oasis, either. With a little creativity, you can incorporate them into your patio décor in a way that makes them feel like part of the total picture.

A patio is like an extra room with plenty of fresh air! At Mantua, we support awesome outdoor living in everything we do, from our numerous nature trails and parks to our on-site tree farm that guarantees that amazing natural beauty will be here for future generations to enjoy. We’re dedicated to making the best of the beauty that surrounds us here in Van Alstyne, TX, and part of that is providing beautiful new homes with lovely patios, where you can put your own stamp on things and really make your own summer haven.

Looking for a community where your patio dreams can come true? Contact Mantua and schedule a tour today!