Outdoor Patio Essentials You Need Now

What better way to kick off the unofficial start to summer then by showering your outdoor patio with some love! Now that we can finally move our indoor activities into the fresh air, it’s time to set the stage. An outdoor patio is an extension of your living space, so it should be as comfortable and functional as your indoor rooms. Don’t think you need an acre to make it worthwhile; some of the most beautiful patios are tiny, every square inch tended to with careful attention.

Check out these essentials you need now and make your outdoor patio the place to be this summer:


A place to curl up and a surface to set your drink down are the only requirements for outdoor furniture (aside from weather resistance). Dinner at a table under the moon and a comfy daybed will make your guests never want to leave.


Add warmth and softness with rugs and pillows. Outdoor fabric is highly resistant to stains and fading from the sun so you can count on a long shelf life. Drape fabric to divide the space into cozy, private nooks, each with a distinct purpose. Tuck botanicals in ceramic planters into corners.


Lighting dictates atmosphere and the warm twinkle of bulbs makes for an inviting, romantic setting. String lights work as a canopy and also staked on poles. Pay attention to the perimeter! Light up patio edges and walkways with Moroccan lanterns for an exotic flair.

Cheers to beachy days and starry nights!

yas -xo

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