Personalize Your Patio!

furnitureNice weather is finally here and we know you’re itching to get some use out of your patio this spring and summer. So, to help you get ready for the parties, the cookouts, and the dinners on the patio, we have these personalization and style tips that are sure to make this outdoor space look and feel even better.

First off, you have to consider these five basic principles when designing the patio of your dreams: comfort, convenience, ambiance, function, and value. These principles will guide you toward making smarter investments when it comes to your patio, plus, they can be applied to other areas of your home when you want to redecorate.

Let’s start with comfort. Since you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors on your patio, you have to make sure that your patio is equipped with plenty of seating that’s comfortable, but doesn’t take up too much space. Seating isn’t the only comfort aspect to consider. Also think about protection from too much sun by investing in sturdy umbrellas or an awning. Comfort also comes from a bug-free environment, so think about adding citron candles and other natural insect repellents.

Next up there’s convenience. Don’t just go with the classic plastic chairs that are simple to store and can be left outside all year round. You want your patio to actually look and feel good. Instead, go for a piece that looks nice but can fold up or store easily so that you aren’t caught with a mess of parts to put together once the next nice day rolls around.

Ambiance is another important thing to consider. Choose patio furniture that can create a look and feel that makes your backyard feeling welcoming or continues the flow of your indoor décor into the outdoors. Don’t be afraid to play with fabrics, lighting, and landscaping to get a space that you absolutely love.

Then there’s function. Make sure that your furniture serves a purpose and can multitask if you’re short on space. Cushioned seating with storage beneath it is a perfect example of choosing beautiful but functional furniture.

Finally, consider the value. Plastic furniture may be cheap, but it looks cheap too. You want to choose outdoor furniture or patio furniture that’s made to be durable but also look great without costing too much. Consider checking out the selection of outdoor furniture from top brands like Lloyd Flanders at to find the right fit to personalize your patio.

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