Color, Color, Color…..

…..Look what can be done with color on a patio!

So I’m really into patios this year.  I guess it’s just the excitement of a new-life-because-of-new-weather mindset.  I’m just really ready for warm days and cool nights.  At least that’s my dream this year; last year was so darn hot we barely went outdoors, day or night!

I’ve been looking to add some more color to our patio.  We have green, mustard, orange so far, but I’m ready to perk it up a bit with some blues and purples.  I have found the easiest way and one of the cheapest ways is to look for pillows to add the spark.  Now we all know pillows can be expensive but you really don’t want to expose an expensive pillow to the elements. Remember you can do the pillow case cover with wonderful bright fabric over an old or thread bare pillow you’ve tossed aside.

Another way to add that much wanted ooomph of color is to find an old nightstand or two (thrift shops, garage sales) and paint them those bright colors you are wanting to enliven your space.

The fun thing about this type of area is that you can make almost anything work.  You don’t have to stick to a defined style.  Just have fun with it.  A few ideas to throw out there:

  • Flowers (of course)
  • Baskets
  • Vases
  • Throws
  • Pillows
  • Painted furniture
  • Ceramic Pots
  • Knick-knacks
  • Paint a wall
  • Painted clay pots

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