Summer Pation

Summer is officially in full swing. That means it’s time for BBQ’s, evening dinner parties, and nightly relaxation sessions. Without question, the best place to host these events is your patio. Now you may be ready for these activities, but is your patio? We are going to share with you the top six patio trends that will transform your patio into the ultimate summer hangout.

  1. Lighting: Creating a whimsical evening atmosphere with outdoor string lighting is a huge trend to follow this summer. By stringing the lights over your patio you create the illusion of a ceiling plane, which provides a more inviting and cozy atmosphere. With a little evening light, you can ensure your guests will stick around for a bit after the hot summer sun goes down.

  1. Outdoor Furniture: The biggest trend for outdoor furniture this summer is retro-inspired woven furniture. Adding either wicker or rattan pieces to your patio will give the space more texture. If you want to design a more creative space, use non-traditional colors for your woven furniture such as light blue.

  1. Pillows and Cushions: If you aren’t brave enough to use non-traditional colors for your furniture, be sure and decorate them with bright or patterned pillows and cushions. It will add comfort and texture in all the right places.



  1. Tables: A patio table has always been a staple in patio design. Instead of the traditional metal table, a hot summer trend to utilize is a mosaic table. There are many varieties of mosaic tables that you could use to accent your patio area. They can be made of materials such as ceramic, natural stone, and even glass.



  1. Fire Pit: Nothing adds a touch of comfort like an outdoor fire pit. This a great piece to have to finish off your evening and engage in relaxing conversation. It also gives you the opportunity to make some good old fashioned s’mores with the kids!



  1. The Grill: No patio is complete without the pièce de résistance; the grill. There are many different types of grills that you can add to your patio, and most grills burn with either charcoal or propane. A common trend is to have a built-in grill with surrounding counter space to easily cook and plate food.



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