5 Ways to Amp Up Your Patio for the Summer

With the summer basically here, that means time is of the essence to get your patio sorted. There’s nothing like sipping on cold drinks with good company and good food to launch the start of the summer, right? Read on for my 5 tips on how to amp up your patio for the warm weather.


1.Lighting is Everything

Pick up some pretty lights and spread them overhead. This creates a relaxing ambiance and doesn’t cost too much, as you can simply pick up a string of twinkle lights. If you want, add some lanterns too, for additional light.


Photo by POPSUGAR Home

2. Lay Down a Rug

This is such an easy way to give your space the added texture and comfort it needs. Create that ‘wow’ factor by choosing a rug that has complementary colours used in the surrounding area. An outdoor rug also makes the space more comfortable and inviting.


Photo by HGTV 

3. Get an Outdoor Gas Grill

If you don’t already know why you need to invest in an outdoor gas grill, then let me set you straight. These are super convenient, fast, reliable and easy to use if you’re a grilling beginner, like me. Choosing which gas grill to get can be confusing, thankfully, this website breaks it down and even gives you their top 5. No more guessing games.


Photo by HGTV

4. Pick Up Pretty Plates

It makes such a difference when you have a stylish table to present your delicious food on. Graphic dishes are all the rage right now, so I would definitely pick some up in a variety of prints because matching is so yesterday. I love going for neutral colours to create the perfect backdrop for vibrant summer bites.


Photo by Front + Main, a Blog from West Elm

5. Grab Some Planters

Last but not least, bring some more life to the party by picking up some planters. It’s a great way to add the right amount of greenery to your space.


Photo by Style at Home

And there you have it, I hope these tips helped you figure out how to amp up your patio for a beautiful summer season ahead.

Did I miss any go-to tips? Let me know in the comments below.



  1. June 12, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    What’s better than summer and dining on the patio. Sigh. Love it. A friend called last night to advise that the new lights on her patio are waiting for my inspection…and an evening meal. I’ll tell her your site approves her design instincts. What’s in the bowl? Tomato basil soup? Looks delicious! I’ll be right over! 🙂

    • krystin_tysire@hotmail.com
      June 14, 2017 / 10:42 pm

      Thank you so much, Ursula! And yes, tomato basil 🙂 Delicious, hey! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. June 12, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    I don’t really have a patio to use these on but they are some great tips. I suppose I could try to spruce up my backyard with a couple of these ideas though

    • krystin_tysire@hotmail.com
      June 14, 2017 / 10:41 pm

      Thank you! I hope some of these work for you, Carrie!

  3. June 12, 2017 / 10:37 pm

    These are great tips–and I love the examples you’ve highlighted with pictures! I think lighting is everything. There is something about those little bulbs that totally dresses up a space at night!!!

    • krystin_tysire@hotmail.com
      June 14, 2017 / 10:40 pm

      I totally agree—lighting does so much hey! Thanks for stopping by, Jamie!

  4. June 13, 2017 / 5:04 am

    Great tips. I have the world’s blackest thumb so the planters may be a problem. I don’t know why gas grills intimidate me. I’m a charcoal girl I guess. I could use a rug though to brighten up the place!

    • krystin_tysire@hotmail.com
      June 14, 2017 / 8:42 pm

      Haha, I’m glad some of the tips worked out for you, Kim! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. June 13, 2017 / 5:29 am

    Simple and easy, yet gorgeous all the same! Enjoyed going through this post and getting some outdoor ideas for the summer =)

    • krystin_tysire@hotmail.com
      June 14, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Thank you so much, Akshita! I hope these tips helped!

  6. June 13, 2017 / 11:12 am

    We recently put up lights in our backyard and it really makes it fun sitting out back!

    • krystin_tysire@hotmail.com
      June 14, 2017 / 8:34 pm

      That sounds so pretty, and I bet!

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