Your Outdoor Oasis Awaits...check out these tips to upgrade your patio

Summer is here, and if you live in the South, you know that means one thing--patio season. With parties to be had, sun to soak in, and summer stargazing to enjoy, it’s time to get your outdoor space in tip-top shape. If you’re looking for cool ideas to upgrade your patio this summer, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are ten patio decor ideas to help you make the most of your outside time this summer.

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String Lights Galore

String lights are the perfect way to add some sparkle and warm ambiance to your patio space. There are so many ways to hang string lights, so get creative! Whether they’re wrapped around your favorite palm tree, hanging vertically over your fence, or sweeping beneath the stars overhead, there really is no such thing as too many patio string lights. 

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Get Lost in Green

Flex your green thumb this summer and turn your patio into a secret garden. The best flowers to plant will depend on the direction your space faces and its exposure to the sun. Head to your local nursery to get some assistance choosing flowers that will work best for your needs.

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Easy & Breezy

Have nosy neighbors? Looking for some added patio privacy? Or, perhaps some added protection from the sun? Hanging outdoor curtains could be the best solution. This elegant look adds an instant, welcoming appeal to your patio space. 

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Drinks, Anyone?

This thirst-quenching patio upgrade can serve many purposes. Throwing a summer fiesta? Turn it into a margarita-making station. Enjoying a slow summer morning? Consider it your personal coffee nook. Hosting a few kiddos at the house? Set up a lemonade stand.

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Add an Herb Garden

Put your patio space to good use by planting an herb garden. Summer is a great time to get yours started and will serve as an excellent addition to your meal prep. Keep in mind that many herbs (like parsley, mint, cilantro, basil, fennel, and dill) thrive on a full sun or partially shaded patio.

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Catch a Flick

Score major bonus points with the kiddos with this fun patio upgrade. Host a weekly family movie night, or surprise your sweetheart with a romantic screening under the stars. Keep your home well-stocked with all the essentials should a spontaneous movie night ensue: popcorn, soda, and candy.

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Take a Load Off & Chill

There is nothing like soaking up the lazy days of summer sprawled out on a heavenly, outdoor bed. With a good book and a cool breeze, you’ll be drifting off into a sweet summer slumber in no time. Add decorative pillows for added comfort and style.

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Flooring to Freak Over

The patio is a great place to show off your unique style. If your patio is a concrete slab, it’s time for a creative upgrade. Bring it to life by adding a decorative coat of paint.

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Cool as a Cucumber

Offer your patio guests a welcomed reprieve from the summer heat by adding a large, statement fan to your space. If you’re looking for something a bit more romantic, trying hanging a chandelier or lantern. This will serve as the focal point and anchor for the entire space.

We hope you’re inspired by these ideas to upgrade your patio this summer!

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