It’s almost time to enjoy the outdoor living! And what better way to clean and decorate your outside porch or patio to enjoy spring/summer days!? Here’s 6 simple and inexpensive tips to make your outdoor living space more enjoyable! These are also great tips if you are trying to stage your home to sell!

Scrub, Scrub, Scrub!

This may be an obvious one, but some forget the details! Wash any patio furniture, windows and don’t forget the ceiling of a porch. This can often get looked over but makes a big difference. Also wash any umbrellas or patio cushions.


Potted Flowers

These are a great way to add color to your porch or patio! Plant seasonal flowers, and if planting annuals don’t forget the fertilizer. If you are re-using pots from last year also don’t forget to give them a scrub as well.

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Add a Rug

Another great way to add some color or design to an outside space. Outdoor rugs are inexpensive and come in many shapes, sizes, colors and patterns. You’re sure to find one that suits you!



If you are looking for even more color and texture add some fun decorative pillows. Make sure they are a weather and sun friendly material. They can also add extra comfort to any unpadded patio furniture.

Curtains and Pillows


That’s right! Curtains aren’t just for the indoors. They are a unique way to add privacy and shade to an area.



Wired lighting is good but try adding some unique elements like lanterns, torches and solar lights to your outdoor space. You can get these all battery operated and on timers. They can all also be moved to spaces where you need them the most.