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Color is a decor element that livens up a space and helps provide much-needed energy throughout a room. It’s amazing how much even one shade can transform your patio. If you’re looking for a way to liven up your outdoor area this summer, we’ve got a few colorful ideas:
Toss in patterned pillows
Pillows are such a versatile decorating tool – they can be swapped out for new designs and colors any time you want. Enhance a neutral or white couch with brightly colored and variously shaped pillows.
Use plenty of plants
You can never have too much greenery on your patio. Hang plants from the top of your pergola, frame your back door with potted greenery or use a few succulents for your dinner table centerpiece. Mix and match pots of various colors for a visually pleasing outdoor display.
Purchase a patio umbrella
Not only do patio umbrellas provide necessary shade for you and your guests, they can also inject a pop of color. Choose a bold shade that coordinates with your existing color palette, or opt for a neutral hue to produce a more subdued look.
Lay down an outdoor rug
Much like outdoor fireplaces, rugs can really warm up your patio. Opt for a patterned rug to draw the eye in or dress up your patio’s flooring with a solid colored rug for an equally beautiful impact. To keep this rug looking good as new, treat it as you would an indoor rug. Vacuum regularly and immediately clean up any spills that may find its way onto the rug during a party. Look for a material that will stand up to the elements, like polyester, bamboo or nylon.