Upgrade Your Patio

Summer is half way over! We need to make sure our patios are ready for the end of summer parties and the backyard fall nights. 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 all your friends will be jealous of!



If your flooring is similar to the one in the picture, no need to put a rug under the table! The flooring has enough style by itself. You can use a table that you already have or buy a new one that will fit in the space comfortably. Then you can buy some outdoor pillows, color or no color, for the sitting area.

If you can, it’d be nice to incorporate light curtains, as shown in the picture below, for both decorative and privacy purposes. Lights must be added for a final touch of pizazz as well! You can choose any hanging lights and place them to drape above your seating area or whatever type of lights you would like really. Your patio is a very versatile space that should show off a bit of your personality. Now, you have designed the ultimate patio to help you enjoy those late summer 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 countless 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! This project is perfect for any patio, but start by figuring out which items of furniture can be safely painted without ruining the material. Then, you can select your favorite summer paint colors and get to work! For a final touch, you can throw in some patterened pillows like the ones shown in the picture below to top off your seating area. You now have a vibrant, summery patio to show off this season!

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     We hope you’ve enjoyed our patio ideas and use them as starting points to make your own perfect oasis. Don’t let the heat stop you from making your backyard just as beautiful as the inside of your home. This summer, be creative and let your patio be the talk of the town!


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7 Steps to Creating a Bohemian Oasis

We all want our bedrooms to be a comfortable, cozy space to let our mind run free, think, and be creative from time to time, and a great way to do this is to make your room into a bohemian wonderland to inspire those thoughts and feelings. We have come up with 7 essential steps to creating the perfect, inspirational bohemian bedroom…

Active Accessories



Candles play an important role by kicking your senses into high gear. The movement of beads and aura of flowers give the room life as well, which is one of the ideas we’re trying to achieve.

Patterns, Textures, and Colors Galore



You want to layer fun patterns on more fun patterns. Play with signature colors and accent colors. Mix it up by throwing in organic elements and fabrics.

Use All Architecture



Put that colorful blanket on the wall or ceiling instead of your bed. Take advantage of all the space.

Beautiful Sheers



Use sheer fabric to drape the windows. This is a beautiful compliment to all the colors without going overboard. It also adds to the layering effect we are trying to accomplish.

Diagonal Lines



Place all accessories and furniture at odd angles. Keep your bed as the main focal point, though. The goal here is to create an asymmetrical atmosphere.

Stack for Storage



Do not use any traditional furniture. Use boxes and crates to hold your items and stack them on top of each other. This way you have a rustic look but can still show off your personality.

Live Greenery



Live plants is essential when trying to give your room life for obvious reasons. It helps with a calming energy as well. It pulls together the whole look when you use different levels of shelves, ledges, or by hanging them from the ceiling.

There you go! Create your own creative nook with these helpful suggestions!


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