How To Get Your Deck/Patio Summer Ready

The title of this post should really be how to get you patio summer ready on a budget, but we can talk about that later. First let’s talk about the difference between a deck and a patio. A deck is a big porch that’s attached to the house, but it does not have a roof. On the other hand, a patio is a place on the ground. Patios can be attached to the house, but they don’t have to be.

1.Have a picture of what you want your place to look like

Sometimes it’s hard for people to believe in your dreams because they cannot see what you see.

     2. Get a Gazebo if you need one

If you have a deck like I do, you might need a gazebo. Sunny days require a roof.

      3. Shop for patio furniture

My husband and I had to decide between a dining set and a conversation set for the patio. I know we will be doing a lot of cooking and eating outside during the summer, but the whole point of having this outdoor space is comfort. I want to be able to go outside and read my book or work on my laptop.

4. Find the perfect center piece for your table

To add a tropical vibe to my décor, I bought some sea shells and a glass bowl at Walmart. The yellow see shells were spray painted by me and the kids. 

5. Get your patio summer ready with an Ottoman

This rainbow Ottoman has to be my favorite piece on the deck. It’s colorful, multi-purpose, and it is durable! I use it to add colors to the patio, and I also use it to store the furniture covers.

6. Don’t forget the accent pillows

Add accent pillows for comfort and style. 

7. Coasters can be fun, too

you cannot go wrong with these coasters. But I have to admit, they add more colors than actually getting the job done. I would not recommend them for absorbency.

8. Add a bistro set on your deck

Create a little corner for morning coffee while listening to the birds sing

9. Add a bench to watch the sunset with your partner

To watch the sunset with my husband, is my mother-in-law’s favorite. She loves everything about it, the size, the color, where it is located on the deck. She just loves it! I don’t blame her. The bench is well-made, and the mint green color makes it look so attractive.

Getting your patio summer ready requires time and money. But most importantly, it requires having a picture of what you want in your head. Spend time to explore different ways to get what you want. Spend your money wisely. And definitely spend time to enjoy the view!

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