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How to spruce up the porch and patio for spring

The warmer weather is on its way, so it’s time to start thinking about sprucing up your porch and patio for spring. If your porch or deck is looking a little worse for wear after a long winter, don’t despair. With a bit of elbow grease and some creativity, you can easily give these outdoor spaces a fresh new look that will welcome springtime with open arms. 

Today, we’re sharing our top tips for giving your porch and patio a quick makeover to look their best just in time for spring.

1. Give them a good cleaning.

The first step in giving your porch or patio a makeover is to provide them with a good thorough cleaning. Clean up the patio and porch by sweeping away any leaves or debris. Make sure also to clean up any spider webs that may have formed. 

If you have any outdoor furniture, clean it off and store it away for the winter. Bring in any small decorations or plants you don’t want to risk damage from the cold weather. Once everything is taken care of, your patio and porch will be ready to enjoy this spring. 

2. Add some fresh new color. 

Once everything is clean, it’s time to add some color! This can be done in various ways, such as adding brightly colored flowers and plants, hanging colorful banners or flags, or painting any furniture or accent pieces. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can even give your porch or patio floor a fresh coat of paint.

3. Hang some new curtains or tapestries 

Hang some new curtains or tapestries to create an inviting outdoor space that feels like an extension of your home. Consider adding a hammock, some potted plants, or a Fire Pit to make the space even more inviting. Be sure to include some comfortable outdoor furniture to take advantage of your new oasis genuinely. 

4. Paint the porch railing or stairs a fun, bright color.

If your porch needs a dire makeover, consider painting the railing of the stairs a fun, bright color. This will instantly liven up your space and give it a new look. You could even go bold with a patterned paint job for an even more eye-catching effect. Use durable paint that can withstand the elements since porches are often exposed.

5. Accessorize.

Last but not least, don’t forget to accessorize. Add a few final touches like throw blankets, rugs, or decorative pillows to make your porch or patio feel like an extension of your home. These items can also help to transition the space from winter to spring.

Another great way to add personality to your outdoor space is to accessorize with fun and unique items. This could include string lights and lanterns to birdhouses and wind chimes. Get creative and let your personality shine through in your choices. 

Final takeaway : 

With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to having a porch or patio ready for springtime gatherings. A little bit of effort will pay off when you can sit back and enjoy the warmer weather in style.

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