Patio Preparation For This Beautiful Weather!

Winter is coming and that means it’s time to make sure the backyard looks perfect for all the times you want to cuddle up with a blanket and hot cocoa outside! We’re here to help you make your patio space just as inviting as your interiors. Spicing up your backyard is a lot easier than you may think. With the right tools, strength, and some spare time, you’ll have the absolute best hangout spot just in time for those inviting cold nights!

If you have an open deck or an area adequate for an eating space, this project is perfect for your patio! If your flooring is similar to the one in the picture, you can start by picking a fun rug to place under your table. You can use a table that you already have or buy a new one that will fit in the space comfortably. Then, you can pick out colorful outdoor pillows and tableware for the sitting area. If you can, it’d be nice to incorporate light curtains around the space for decorative and privacy purposes. Lastly, lights must be added for that final touch of pizzazz! You can choose any hanging lights and place them to drape above your seating area. Now, you have designed the ultimate patio to help you enjoy those perfect weather meals!

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     Why not make your own day bed to lounge on this season!? There’s no reason to buy expensive outdoor furniture when you can make it yourself. There are countles wood plank projects to try, but you have to start with this one! By using pallets you can create a modern and chic patio day bed all on your own. To begin this project, you’ll need a lot of wooden planks and screws to make the foundation of the bed, which can be purchased at your local Home Depot. Once the bed is built, you’ll need a mattress to place on top. The photo below used a folding foam mattress from a folding guest bed. Then, you can paint the wood and style your bed however you please!

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     For our last idea, you can simply add some colorful paint to your existing furinture. Whether you have plastic chairs or wooden tables, a little bit of pretty paint won’t hurt! As long as your furniture can tollerate paint, this project is perfect for your patio. You can start by figuring out which items of furniture can be safely painted without ruining the material. Then, you can select your favorite fun paint colors and get to work! For a final touch you can throw in some patterened pillows like the ones shown in the picture to top off your patio. You now have a vibrant, personalized space to show off this season!upgrade your patio3

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     We hope you’ve enjoyed our patio ideas and use them as jumping off points to make your own perfect oasis. We know it’s Florida, but don’t let the cold stop you from making your backyard just as beautiful as the inside of your home! This season, be creative and let your patio be the talk of the town!

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Summer to Fall Transition

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  The seasons are changing! To keep up with this beautiful transition into colorful leaves and lower temperatures, we should transition our homes as well! It just makes sense. We have come up with some easy, fun ways to start this wonderful change.

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The Changing of the Pillows

     Switch out your light, summer-y decorative pillows for warmer colors to give it a cozy, fall feel. While you’re at it, switch out the curtains, blankets, and throws as well! These are wonderful ways to show off your fall colors and a unique, seasonal personality.

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A Cozy Bedroom

     You have the airy, fresh bedroom that summer called for including white sheets and light coming in from every angle. Now, it’s time to bring in the neutral, warmer colors. Replace the crisp linens for cozier and comfier fabrics. This is by far the easiest way to progress along with the seasons. Change up the throw blanket, and you will have a wonderfully different effect.

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Decorate with Nature

     Fall is all about the leaves changing and pumpkin patches. Utilize these nature changes in your home! Place sticks and branches around them, or, if you’d like, you can put them together in bowls or vases giving it more of an organized outdoorsy look. If branches and sticks aren’t really your thing, use seasonal fruit! The best fall fruits to decorate with are apples and pears. They are clear indications of the seasonal décor. To spice up your décor even more, add candles, gourds, and nuts, and to give this a fancy effect, you can spray paint the decorations metallic and neutral colors, such as cream and gold.

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The Candle Tray

     The candle tray is a great décor idea that helps a room feel warm and comfortable. Collect a group of candles of all different sizes and heights and place them on a tray that adds to the room you are currently decorating. The fun thing about this is you can change it up at any point in time, and it will always look great. Throw on some iron lanterns to give it a darker touch.

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Dining Room Décor

   You always want to keep up your dining room with the seasons, because that is the room in which you can show off all of your nice items and individual style. Replace your plates and table linens with ones in a fall color palette. Candles, pumpkins, and fresh fruit make great centerpieces that you can decorate with however you would like.

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Prepare Your Fireplace

     Let’s face the facts; you will spend the most time the end of fall around the fireplace. Depending on where, you might spend all of fall around your fireplace. One way or another, you will want to have your fireplace decorated and looking beautiful! Create an arrangement with the fall items to place around the fireplace. Your home will be complete for guests to visit in the fall season!

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