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Colorful Patio Decor for the Summer

I’m loving the warmer weather! I don’t know about you, but my family lives outside when it’s warm. When a friend asked if I wanted to join an outdoor blog hop, it seemed like the perfect excuse to make add some colorful patio decor for the summer.

Looking for simple ways to add color to your patio decor? Here are some easy ways to add color to your outdoor decor, while still letting nature shine.

How to Add Colorful Patio Decor

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Welcome to my home!

Looking for simple ways to add color to your patio decor? Here are some easy ways to add color to your outdoor decor, while still letting nature shine.

My name is Emy and I live in central Maryland. In a few weeks, we will have owned this house for 4 years! After 4 years, it finally feels like we’re making progress on our home. Last fall, we changed out the front door and we love it.

Paint your door a bright color! And add colorful planters and flowers.

This yellow painted door never fails to make me smile. Painting a front door is one of the easiest ways to change the look of your home. To update our entry for warmer months, I spray painted our planters in a few different colors to achieve an ombre effect. A hand painted doormat adds more color.

 

Looking for simple ways to add color to your patio decor? Here are some easy ways to add color to your outdoor decor, while still letting nature shine.

Add bright outdoor cushions.

A vintage patio table sits on our front patio space. Honestly, this piece belongs in my shop, but it got a little damaged this weekend at the Lucketts spring market that I participated in last weekend. Most of this stuff was just unloaded from my car. We love this patio table though. It’s such a perfect size. Maybe it’s a sign to keep it.

Looking for simple ways to add color to your patio decor? Here are some easy ways to add color to your outdoor decor, while still letting nature shine.

Colorful pillows add a fun touch to the neutral set.

Looking for simple ways to add color to your patio decor? Here are some easy ways to add color to your outdoor decor, while still letting nature shine.

Consider painted furniture for outdoor use.

After Lucketts, we ended up with some pieces that belong to a friend (Distressed Furniture at Sweet Clover if you’re interested in it). Sadly this green piece will not be staying, but it looks pretty for now! I might have to build an outdoor appropriate shelf for this space.

Looking for simple ways to add color to your patio decor? Here are some easy ways to add color to your outdoor decor, while still letting nature shine.

Add a collection.

This cutie pie came home with me from HomeGoods. I kind of have a thing for gnomes.

Looking for simple ways to add color to your patio decor? Here are some easy ways to add color to your outdoor decor, while still letting nature shine.

Looking for simple ways to add color to your patio decor? Here are some easy ways to add color to your outdoor decor, while still letting nature shine.

This guy needs a makeover soon.

Looking for simple ways to add color to your patio decor? Here are some easy ways to add color to your outdoor decor, while still letting nature shine.

Looking for simple ways to add color to your patio decor? Here are some easy ways to add color to your outdoor decor, while still letting nature shine.

This tiny guy keeps the hose out of our flowerbed.

Looking for simple ways to add color to your patio decor? Here are some easy ways to add color to your outdoor decor, while still letting nature shine.

Add brightly colored flowers and interesting garden decor.

This weekend will be spent doing much needed yard work. I’ve added some new flowers here and there, but I have more that need to be planted. This is our front pond area and we love it. It’s home to about 6 frogs, 3 goldfish and a tiny snake. But birds, chipmunks and squirrels come hang out all the time.

 

Looking for simple ways to add color to your patio decor? Here are some easy ways to add color to your outdoor decor, while still letting nature shine.

For a calmer setting, consider a tighter color palette.

Our back patio gets used almost every night at this time of year. We love having small fires in the firepit and hanging out with a glass or three of wine.

Because we use this space to unwind on weekday evenings, I like the color palette to consist of relaxing colors, like blue and green. A handmade bench makes the perfect coffee table!

Looking for simple ways to add color to your patio decor? Here are some easy ways to add color to your outdoor decor, while still letting nature shine.

Spray paint furniture to make it match your color scheme.

What do you do when you want an inexpensive garden stool, but you can only find white? Spray paint to the rescue. This garden stool came from Lowes and I gave it a makeover with an ombre effect. It’s perfect to tie the different colors together (or if you can’t make up your mind what color you want.)

 

Looking for simple ways to add color to your patio decor? Here are some easy ways to add color to your outdoor decor, while still letting nature shine.

Disguise the ugly.

We have this super weird space beside the stairs to our back door. And we *might* have accidentally melted the siding by placing a grill here…. So we disguised it. A firewood holder plus wood planks equals the perfect table to sit food now. A vintage window disguises the melty siding.

Looking for simple ways to add color to your patio decor? Here are some easy ways to add color to your outdoor decor, while still letting nature shine.

 

Looking for simple ways to add color to your patio decor? Here are some easy ways to add color to your outdoor decor, while still letting nature shine.

Green is a color too.

Our view has changed quite a bit since last year. We had a ton of trees removed and this area looks so different now. We still have bare spots that need plants, plus a pond that needs to be built. Let’s pretend it’s pretty. We have a lot of work to do still.

Looking for simple ways to add color to your patio decor? Here are some easy ways to add color to your outdoor decor, while still letting nature shine.

Who’s ready for s’mores?

Looking for more patio decor inspiration? Check out these tours with my friends!

Summer 2018 Outdoor Blog Hop

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Looking for simple ways to add color to your patio decor? Here are some easy ways to add color to your outdoor decor, while still letting nature shine.



12 thoughts on “Colorful Patio Decor for the Summer

  1. Emy I love the ombre paint technique you added to the garden stool it is beautiful! Oh, and I am totally stealing that idea to make the firewood holder and table that is pure genius right there!!!! LOVE IT! Great job my friend 🙂

  2. Love that ombre garden stool!! And I accidentally melted our siding too on year with the grill…oops! I am glad to know I am not the only one that has done that, lol! Great spaces Emy…I am super jealous of your back yard!!

  3. Love the colors and the bench tugged at my heart. My dad was a woodworker after hours and we always had little-sitting benches around the property. Thank you for the memory. I needed it this morning. Everything is lovely!

    Pam

  4. Emy! I am SO in love with your space! The yellow front door makes me smile too what a perfect sunny entrance. And your firewood table is incredible! Did you DIY that? I may have to copy you lol. And your ombre garden stool, what a fantastic idea!! I could go on and on but wow incredible space girlfriend!!

  5. I love everything and the garden stool is the bomb. But the open space really grabs me, we living on a mountainside with a postage stamp or just a bit bigger lot. I long for space to breathe! Your outdoor space is lovely and peaceful.

  6. Emu, I have really enjoyed taking a look around your garden – it looks fab! I really really love both the ombré painting technique you have used. And that log store table! I want one!💕

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