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Patio Hints: Adding Decorations

Patio decorations are fun ways to spruce up the appearance of your outdoor area and add a little personal style. Especially in the spring and summer seasons, patios are popular places to gather and socialize, whether you are having a cookout with your family or drinks and snacks with friends. Although some social gatherings may be impromptu and spur-of-the-moment, leaving you little time to decorate or prepare your patio for festivities, other events may be planned far enough in advance so that you have ample time to decorate the patio as you wish. Patio decorations do not have to be elaborate or exotic; they can be simple and somewhat permanent or they can be a little more festive. How you use patio decorations is completely up to you...

Patio Decorations: Show Your Style

Everyone probably has some kind of patio decorations even though they may not realize it or think of things that way. Broadly speaking, any of the accessories on your patio could be called patio decorations. This includes your patio furniture, such as tables, umbrellas, chairs, benches, etc. There are many different varieties and styles of patio furniture available so the choice really depends on your own personal decorative style.

Flower and plant arrangements are also patio decorations. Some people have beautiful pots or urns placed in key locations around their patios to catch people's attention and add beauty to a certain spot. Birdbaths or birdfeeders are good patio decorations, as well, because they are not only interesting to look at but also attract beautiful birds to your yard.

For those people thinking of patio decorations in a specific sense, there are also many options. Hanging strings of patio lights are especially popular because they bring subtle color to the patio at night and give the patio a festive feel. These patio lights come in a variety of shapes and patters, so you can get lights shaped as lanterns, fish, flowers, etc. Large outdoor candles, tiki torches, weathervanes and suncatchers are also good patio decorations that can give your patio a distinctive and welcoming feel. Some of these decorations are permanent and will remain there basically at all times. This will be true of plants, birdfeeders, weathervanes, patio furniture, etc. However, if you are planning a special event and want it to be especially wonderful, you may want to add to your supply of permanent patio decorations and get a little more festive. This is when the hanging lights, the tiki torches, the candles, and other seasonal decorations may come in especially handy.

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