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Spruce Up Your Outdoor Space for Spring


April 24, 2020

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Spring has sprung, which means windows are open, flowers are blooming and patios have furniture again. Check out the tips to spruce up your beautiful outdoor space and make the most of the season.

Go Bold with Color

Throw pillows are an easy, comfortable, and generally inexpensive way to update your outdoor space for the coming season, letting you switch up colors and patterns to your heart’s desire. Why not coordinate your new throw pillows with your tablescape? Placemats, drinking glasses, even dinnerware can all be coordinated, or mix-and-matched if that’s more your style, to bring cheer to your outdoor space.

Rugs might be the last thing on your mind when it comes to decorating your patio, but indoor/outdoor rugs can do wonders to liven up a space. Plus, if they happen to get dirty you can just hose them off! If only caring for indoor rugs was that easy.

Bring Your Patio to Life

Spring is the perfect time to bring your patio to life with living color. Plant a few pots full of brightly colored annuals right outside the back door to bring instant cheer to your outdoor space. Create a mini garden to fill your home with cheerful blooms for months to come.

Patios are also the perfect opportunity to grow a small-scale vegetable garden. Why not mix a few pots of herbs or lettuces in with your annuals? Better yet, take advantage of vertical space by growing vining plants like cucumbers and squash up trellis set back against the walls.

Replace or Refresh Your Furniture

The changing seasons are a perfect excuse to replace or refresh your outdoor furniture. If you are in the position to invest a little money, aim for new pieces made of redwood, teak, steel or other materials built to last year-after-year. New furniture is an exciting change of pace but buying new isn’t your only option. Adding a fresh coat of paint to your existing furniture will brighten it up and help it last through at least another season (or two!) of patio fun. When it comes to hosting outdoor dinner parties, throw on a bright tablecloth, light a few candles, and enjoy.

If outdoor entertaining is your favorite way to soak up spring, a Shoreline home might be perfect for you. With spacious patios and gorgeous views of the Jordanelle Reservoir, you’ll easily have an environment your guests won’t want to leave. Reach out to a representative to learn why our award-winning community is right for you.

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