Spruce up your patio

May has arrived and it won’t be long before we’re taking advantage of our backyard space! At this early stage in the season, trees and shrubs are still budding, but you might be craving a little colour! Luckily, there are so many ways that you can add some serious style to your patio and backyard.

For some instant green foliage, bring your indoor plants outside. May is usually a safe time to start acclimating plants to the outdoors for the summer season but be sure to bring them inside at night if it’s still cool, and don’t place them in direct sunlight for more than a few hours. Strategically place plants around the seating area, just as you would indoors.

A hot trend for 2019 is mixing materials. Mixing materials is a way to find good quality patio furniture while being able to show your unique style. Some common examples you’ll see are wicker furniture with a cast aluminum frame. Search clearance bins for colourful throw pillows you won’t mind tossing after the summer season and find a couple outdoor rugs to really bring the space together.

The party doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down! The addition of some cute string lights for your patio is a great way to add some character when having friends or family over for a party. You can also get floor lamps with LED lightbulbs, some of which can be controlled by your phone. Being able to change the colour and intensity of LED’s around your patio means that you’ll be able to plan for any occasion!

There are lots of ways to show your personality throughout your home. Show your backyard and patio some love this season, and make the best out of the season!

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