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Backyard Makeover: 5 Ways to Refresh Your Patio Space
How do you know when it’s time for a backyard makeover? When the sun is getting hot, the grill is getting the dust wiped off, and, oh yeah, it DEFINITELY hang-outside-season! Where I live in California, it’s nice enough to spend time outdoors most of the year, so I’m definitely well versed in the outdoor patio life. But it’s not the most fun to be outside when you don’t have a pretty space that you want to be in.
So, is your patio or backyard lookin’ a little lackluster? Like, maybe it needs a serious backyard makeover? Whether you only need to add some cute new pillows or completely upgrade the space, picking an overall style is the best way to get started.
Determining your style for the space will make it easy to shop for decor and furniture. It also make the whole area feel cohesive in its design. Sounds like a kinda boring first step, but I’ve made it fun and easy for you! I was looking at past projects of mine and shopping online for cool decor, and came up with 5 different ways for you to makeover an outdoor patio or backyard space. Which one is your favorite?!
My 5 Favorite Styles for a Backyard Makeover
1. Boho Backyard Hangout
Who doesn’t love a good boho design these days?! Think rattan, more earthy colors, and lots of fun textures when shopping for this look.
2. Coastal Cool Down Spot
A coastal look is a great way to go if you like a more classic or Cape Cod style. Blue tones will reign supreme in your color choices with this look. However, don’t be afraid to punch it up with another accent color.
3. Tropical Tiki Oasis
This particular look invites in a lot of bold color and patterns, so if that’s your jam then this is the perfect style for you. I think a tropical design style works especially well in really plant-heavy backyards (or patios with a lot of potted plants). I’ve also seen tropical designs pulled off in more muted color palettes. They both turn out really pretty!
4. Modern Patio with a Fire Pit
Speaking of a muted color palette, a modern look is always classic because you can start with a neutral base and add color seasonally (or whenever it strikes your fancy!). Clean lines and geometric patterns are the way to go when pulling off this look. It will look great either more monochromatic or on the more colorful side.
5. Kid-Friendly Kickback Lounge
Last but definitely not least, if your outdoor space is mostly governed by your kiddos, it can still be really beautiful. When designing for my families with younger kids, I tend to opt for a round coffee table, a durable rug, lots of soft and cushy textures, and fun colors. It can still be the kid space while being your space, too 🙂 . Fun twinkle lights and kiddie pools are a must!