Spring has sprung and it’s finally time to put Nashville’s icy winter behind us and enjoy being outside. It’s also time to dust off the patio furniture, scrape a winter’s worth of grime off the grill, and clean up any accumulated debris on your home’s patio. Yes, deck season is upon us and what better way to make the most of it than by sprucing up your outdoor space? Here are six ways to ‘deck’ out your patio this summer: 

  1. IMG_5104_resizedOutdoor Curtains A small but noticeable feature, curtains can allow you privacy when needed and can be tied back to allow more air and sunlight when not. Flowing white curtains can be a sophisticated addition to any porch.
  1. Lighting With so many options to choose from, outdoor lighting can create a fantastic ambience when the sun goes down. From inexpensive Tiki torches and strings of cafe lights, to solar powered lighting fixtures and classic lanterns, lighting in the form of candles or bulbs is a great way to set a mood.
  1. Bright Colors Adding a touch of color can brighten up any space. Consider a brilliantly colored piece of furniture such as an Adirondack chair, or go more low-key with a pretty outdoor rug and complimentary throw pillows.
  1. porch plantsPlants/Greenery Nothing breathes life into an area quite like plants and a little greenery can go a long way. Bonus points for choosing fruit bearing plants or indulging in a small herb garden.
  1. Furniture Invest in some quality outdoor furniture and you’ll be surprised at how elevated it can make your outdoor space look. From classic to contemporary, there are plenty of options available, no matter your taste.
  1. Water Feature There’s something to be said about the addition of water to an outdoor space. It can exude the feeling of luxury or create a calming atmosphere. Whether a small fountain, landscaped fish pond, or a large pool, including a water feature in your outdoor space can help create the perfect oasis.

From small additions to major renovations, the options truly are limitless when you are looking to add a little spice to your home’s outdoor space. If you have any questions, be sure to reach out to Stratton Exteriors for guidance or assistance. We’d happy to help and may offer additional insight regarding any changes you’d like to make to your patio.