Party Ready Patios

by Melanie, July 6, 2011

Just want to brighten up the patio? Here are a bunch of pillow and fabric ideas to really freshen up your space.

Photo: Traditional Home
Bright contrasting colors with big prints on a white background give this patio a more dynamic feel.
Photo: Traditional Home
These super bright yellow pillows pick up the equally as bright ceiling color. A great accent to the khaki color.
Photo: Traditional Home
Mix two very different patterns that highlight colors from each. A floral and a geometric design compliment very nicely.
Photo: Traditional Home
We like the similar patterns, with the bold colors from similar families shown here.
Photo: Traditional Home
This modern outdoor space uses great pastels with just one brilliantly accented pillow. It really highlights the pattern as well as picks up the colors of the furniture pieces.
Photo: Southern Living
Using blues and oranges as contrasting elements here really bring out the natural glow of the wooden lounge chairs and khaki drapes.
Photo: Southern Living
A great pop of color with these fantastic tomato red pillows, and the outdoor draperies add that extra layer.
Photo: Lonny Mag
Interesting wicker seating adds a bohemian vibe!
Photo: House Beautiful
Great use of pink, a feminine and fun seating for two.
Photo: House Beautiful
When in doubt, solid fabrics that match furniture pieces for a classy, sophisticated look.
Photo: Canadian House & Home
What a classic look: black and white stripes with pink and green pillow accents. Also check out the light fixture hanging from the exposed wire.
Photo: Canadian House & Home
Solid bold colors distinguish themselves against the masculine furniture pieces.
Photo: House Beautiful
Funky patterned pillows add life to this clean contemporary patio.

Let us shed some light on your outdoor patio with this great variety of outdoor lighting options!

Photo: House Beautiful
Set the scene with tons of matching white candles.
Photo: Lonny Mag
These pretty pink lanterns will have you ready for a patio party anytime.
Photo: Canadian House & Home
Hanging lanterns at different heights and scales add impact to a traditional table setting.
Photo: Canadian House & Home
The use of these lanterns along with the picnic table create an outdoorsy feel, and the nautical fabric along with the tent-like poles for hanging really transform your backyard or patio into the ultimate themed getaway.
Photo: Canadian House & Home
What a cool idea for summer night dining. Use mason jars or candle holders for hanging to create this romantic look!
photo: Trendir
This oversized outdoor lamp is a great way to light up a late night read or activity.

Want some really unique ideas to make your patio one of a kind? Check out these great looks that you can create in your own backyard getaway.

Photo: Traditional Home
A traditional look turned edgy with the use of a branch to hold a curtain. Use the resources around you for a new spin on your porch or patio!
Photo: Traditional Home
A painted table top is a great way to add color and interest to your space!
Photo: Traditional Home
A more formal seating arrangement, with a great patterned table cloth! The fabulous landscaping is a great backdrop.
Photo: Southern Living
Having curtains outside provide privacy for you and your family, and look great too!
Photo: Lonny Mag
A great centerpiece idea. Similar pots of various shapes and sizes gathered with ivy spilling into each!
Photo: Lonny Mag
Comfortably sit around your fire in chunky Adirondack inspired chairs.
Photo: Lonny Mag
How neat is this tent!? Definitely for those not afraid of fun entertaining. With a lantern in the center, a tall table lamp to the side, and huge lantern candles at the corners, your evening could last long after the sun has gone down.
Photo: Canadian House & Home
Use supports to hang ivy from above.
Photo: Canadian House & Home
Great bucket chairs and super simple old fashioned table bring a sleek vintage vibe outdoors.

1 Comment


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    • July 22, 2011

    Now I'm ready for a patio party! Please feel free to link back to us at http://houseandhome.com.

    Thanks so much!

    Seema Persaud
    H&H Web Promotions Editor

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