Recently, while interviewing one of our Senior Designers, Kylee, on Facebook Live about patios, I was extremely inspired by some of her suggestions for those *key* signature patio pieces like, a chair swing and chiminea (seriously did not know what those were until she told me but they are awesome). So, I decided to ask our Head of Design what some of her patio game changers were.

Here’s what she said:

1) Don’t skimp on outdoor lighting. Invest in chandeliers, pendants or string lights to create a romantic mood.

2) Hanging chairs create boho vibes, add an element of playfulness and are a great conversation starter.

3) Colorful outdoor rugs add are a great way to add a pop of pattern and color. Try layering them if you’re feeling extra creative!

4) Get patterned umbrellas. Bonus points for fringe!

5) Take a page from Emily Henderson’s book and replace your deck flooring with bold outdoor tiling.

6) Don’t be afraid to add some quirky accents like lawn ornaments for a playful beachy vibe. There’s a reason the lawn flamingos are still very much a thing!

And, here are the patios we’ve been Pinning:

via The Everygirl

via Interiors Addict

via Emily Henderson

via Sarah Sherman Samuel

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