Photo Source: Canadian Home Trends, Creating a Patio in the City

Photo Source: Canadian Home Trends, Creating a Patio in the City

Make a summer wreath.

Make a quick trip to the craft store and pick up some pretty plastic flowers, ribbons, and other light decorative items you can find, such as small butterflies or birds, windmills, feathers or drink umbrellas. Big yellow daisies are a fun, summery flower to use that will add a pop of colour to your patio! This is a great project to do with your kids! To make it more fun for them, let them pick the materials to adorn the wreath with.

 

Accessorize with nature

If you’re not a big fan of the fake flowers, why not go nuts with real ones? Dress up your outdoor space with stylish planters and have your kids paint them for added originality and as a great way to incorporate colour. An added bonus: large pots and planters can give your yard privacy.

Photo Source: Canadian Home Trends, Create the Patio of Your Dreams

Photo Source: Canadian Home Trends, Create the Patio of Your Dreams

Mix the old with the new.

If you don’t have the budget for a total makeover, don’t fear! Too much new stuff can come off looking too catalogue so don’t be afraid to embrace your old furniture, even if it’s a little worn and weathered. Invest in just a few new items, like you would if you were sprucing up your wardrobe, and shop vintage and thrift for some unique treasures.

 

Repaint your patio furniture. 

If your outdoor furniture is of the boring, white and plastic variety, breathe some life back into those tired pieces with a fresh coat of paint.

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