I am so excited to have our resident home decor expert back sharing her tips for ways to freshen up your outdoor decor! Stacy has some amazing examples and tips for how you can get your outdoor space looking summer ready!

It’s that time of the year… the bright blue skies and warmer temperatures are luring us outside. It’s time to freshen up your outdoor decor and get ready for some entertaining, relaxing and enjoying the beautiful summer days!

We’ve got 5 easy tips to beautify your porch and patio areas. You’ll be ready to invite your friends over for a BBQ to kick off the summer season in no time!

How To Freshen Up Outdoor Decor


Even if you don’t do a lot of outdoor entertaining, it’s still lovely to have a space to enjoy your morning cup of coffee or unwind from the day with a glass of wine. Just think of your patio as a room without walls! Adding a table and chairs, an outdoor sectional sofa, a freestanding umbrella, and an outdoor area rug helps define the space and makes it feel extra cozy.

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Plant fragrant flowers – lavender, hydrangeas and jasmine are a few of my favorites. The sweet aroma and pops of color help beautify your outdoor decor. If you don’t have any designated areas to plant flowers, no problem! There is always space for some potted plants, succulents or herbs.

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Lighting can instantly add ambiance to your backyard. Try illuminating your space with some attractive lanterns, path lighting, candles, or a chandelier. Café style string lights are my personal favorite – creates instant romance and charm!

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Paint – it’s an easy and instant makeover! Choose an essential piece (picnic table, wooden adirondack chairs, or a fence) and freshen it up with a new coat of paint. Choose a fun and fresh color like aqua blue, yellow or white. Add some colorful throw pillows on your porch swing or floral seat cushions to your outdoor chairs for a beautiful finishing touch.

For more outdoor color inspiration, check out ways to add color to your entryway!

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Who doesn’t love gathering around a warm fire on a summer night? Some seating area around a cozy fireplace is the perfect place to hang out with friends and roast marshmallows for s’mores. Add character and appeal with some outdoor accents like a sundial, birdbath or wind chimes. Less can be more, you don’t need much yard art to turn your backyard into a delightful oasis.

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So get outside and plant some flowers and hang some fun lights! Throw in some colorful cushions, some yard art and a fun patterned outdoor rug! These 5 tips to freshen up your outdoor decor is just what your outdoor living space needs so you can get outside and enjoy these warm summer days!

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