7 Cost Effective Ways to Spruce Up Your Patio Area for Spring

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking a lot about ways you can get your patio area ready for spring outdoor entertaining. This week, we continue on in this theme by looking at a few budget friendly ways you can make your patio feel chic and inviting.


  1. Repaint your furniture

Breathe new life into your weather battered garden furniture set with a fresh coat of paint and make it feel brand new again. Pastel blue/grey tones are a huge trend this year, and they provide a perfect neutral base to layer with colourful fabrics and vibrant flowers.


  1. Plant aromatic flowers

Create relaxing atmosphere in your garden by planting subtly scented flowers like lavender, gardenias, star jasmine or lilac.


  1. Create a shady nook

The garden nook is a huge garden design trend this year, and spring is the perfect time to create a quiet, shady corner where you can retreat with your morning coffee and a newspaper on sunny days.


  1. Make a statement with a living table centrepiece

Plants are the best way to decorate outdoor entertainment areas. Rustic timber planter boxes of cacti or succulents make the perfect, low maintenance table centrepieces.


  1. Experiment with pot clusters

Colourful, textured and patterned statement pots have been a major design trend for quite a few years now, but the latest trend is to have them all clash harmoniously against one another in a pot cluster. Pot clusters are a great way to liven up a dull corner, and bring some plant life into a paved patio area.


  1. Buy accessories in seasonal colours

Accessorising with on trend colours is a great way to give your patio are a chic, current feel. Textiles like rugs, throw cushions and blankets have all made their way outdoors this year as part of the outdoor living room trend, and they are the perfect way to introduce seasonal colours into your entertainment area.


  1. Consider resurfacing

Although it involves a slightly costlier outlay than the other options on this list, resurfacing your patio area will instantly lift the appearance of your outdoor area, and have it looking neat and stylish for many years to come.


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