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Tips to Revamp your Outdoor Space for Summer

Friday, April 23, 2021   /   by Greg Langhaim

Tips to Revamp your Outdoor Space for Summer

As the weather begins to warm up here in the Boise area, now is the perfect time to begin revamping your outdoor space for the warmer seasons ahead. Spending time outside is my favorite thing to do in the summer, and it is even better when you have a comfortable outdoor space to enjoy it in. In this blog post, I will be sharing my top five tips to revamp your patio space in time for the summer. 

  1. Add an area rug

Having even just a small area rug can really help your outdoor space to feel more cozy and inviting. They also can help decorate your space and give it the extra touch that it needs. Here are some of my favorite options at a range of price points:

Hampton Bay Star Moroccan Rug
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Jill Zarin Outdoor Rug
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West Elm Reflected Diamond Rug
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  1. Incorporate some plants

It wouldn’t be an outdoor space if you didn’t decorate with some plants! If your space is looking kind of dull or boring, adding plants is a great way to liven it up. I recommend adding a variety of different plants, but if you are like me and struggle to keep them alive, consider opting for an easy to take care of succulent. Here are some great options:

Bamboo Palm
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Mandevilla Red Blooming Flower
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  1. Get a fire pit

Fire pits are a summer essential in my opinion. They are especially great for outdoor gatherings. There are so many beautiful fire pits out there whether you are looking for something simple or more elaborate (p.s. They are perfect for making s'mores!).

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Real Flame Ventura Fire Pit
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  1. Have a comfortable seating area

This may seem like an obvious tip, but having a comfortable seating area can make or break your outdoor space. I really like the look and comfort of sectional patio couches, which you can further decorate with throw pillows and blankets. Here are just a few of my favorites:

West Elm Coastal Sectional
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Pottery Barn Indio Metal Sectional
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  1. Add mood lighting

Finally, my last and favorite tip is to get some outdoor lights. These are not only functional but can add an elegant touch to your space. If you take just one tip from this light, add lights! Here are some great options:

Marrakesh Solar String Lights
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Freeport Lantern

Edison String Lights
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