How to Upgrade Your Patio in 5 Easy Steps

Do you feel like your patio is just a regular, old patio for you? Is it just a mediocre space in your backyard compared to other houses with amazing outdoor spaces to hang out and hold parties in? 


Your backyard patio has potential to be a beautiful, modern outdoor area for socializing or relaxation. Upgrade your patio and make it stylish for you and your lifestyle with these 5 tips!

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1. Give Your Patio Floor or Deck a New Finish

The floor of your patio can be an important backdrop for your backyard as a whole.

Consider giving your patio a facelift with a new paving or finish! Even a wood deck on your patio can look amazing with a new stain, but don't forget to clean it properly before you stain it.

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2. Rearrange Your Patio Furniture

Patio furniture can be a valuable asset to your backyard! If you think of your patio as an outdoor living room, you can imagine making it a cozy living space or mingling area for guests for conversations and comfort. 


Get decor that keeps your patio simple and classic. Place sofas along long walls and a pair of chairs facing the sofa for a relaxation hub to chat with guests.

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3. Add a Privacy Screen 

 Privacy screens can do so much for your patio, small or large. They can add coverage between your area and your neighbors, or add a pleasant decorative background to your patio. 


Adding a privacy screen opens possibilities to define your patio and outdoor design.

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4. Accessorize Your Patio!

Your patio furniture can also be decorated, not just the patio itself! Customize and coordinate your patio decor with stylish throw pillows for comfort, or a decorative wall hanging or vertical garden if your patio is against your house as a backdrop.

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5. Beautify with Lighting

Every dream patio has nice, thoughtful lighting setups that add a bright but stylish ambiance to nighttime gatherings.

  • Use string lights for a classic, year-round festive style.

  • Consider energy efficient LED deck lights to your deck's stair steps and pathways for a more professional, clean style.

  • If you have landscaping and greenery around your patio, don't be afraid to add landscape lighting to brighten your plants and yard.

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