Even though we are in the middle of winter, I am starting to think about our outdoor living space. We have a pretty big yard and love to grill and entertain outdoors, but our patio area has no style at all.
Yeah we have some decent patio tables and chairs, but that’s pretty much it. This year I really want to focus on making it look a little nicer and cozier. Since we live on the East coast, our outdoor living season is pretty short, so we want to make the most of it. Read on to see some of the patio decorating ideas I have in mind.
Adding Natural Elements
Although we have some rose bushes in the yard already, I think one of the most popular and obvious elements to add to a patio is plants. I’m thinking beyond pots and beds to climbers and creepers. I think they will add color and warmth, and can also hide things like the dryer vent because I seriously don’t want to see things that remind me work like doing laundry when I’m relaxing outside
Rustic and Antique Designs
I also like the idea of adding some rustic or antique designs into the mix. Stuff like old water cans, gardening tools and old clay pots can add some real visual interest. The issue is finding these items at reasonable prices. I guess I really need to hit the yard sales hard this spring.
Adding lights can ensure that summer backyard fun won’t come to an end just because the sun goes down. We already have some solar lights in between the rose bushes, but I’m thinking that some cordless hanging lights or lanterns might look good against the fence. Not only would they be cost effective, the lights would look like twinkling stars and I’m guessing that would look beautiful.
I’m not the only one thinking ahead though. At Food Network’s upcoming South Beach Wine & Food Festival slated for February 21-24 in Miami, Sears plans to unveil its newest collection of stylish, yet affordable patio designs that can improve your summer backyard fun. How cool is that!
A few of the highlights are the Kenmore Elite Grill that has 692 square inches of cooking space and the lighted patio furniture which is perfect for both day and evening entertaining.
Sears asked George Hirsch and Ty Pennington to host the #GrillingisHappiness Lounge, which will showcase the items in a range of styles and price points. I’m really excited to see the new collection @Sears!
For more information, visit Sears.com and let their design team help you to improve your own outdoor living area.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I am a Sears blogger, though all opinions are my own.