Now that the warmer temperatures are officially here, it's time to break out the patio furniture and set up your summer oasis. Since you'll most likely be spending tons of time outside, it's crucial to take hold of the full potential of your patio space. And no oasis is complete with out a few autical touches, right? Of course! That's why now is the perfect time to do a bit of decorating.
Nautical hints of blue and white are a great way to bring the feeling of the beach to your backyard, no matter how far away from the shore you might be. The only thing missing, is the sand! Of course, that could be arranged too. Just a little messy, for my taste.
Take a looksee at these affordable blue and white patio accessories for under $40:
You want to have the option to sit in the shade, or catch some rays. These 9' Wood Market Umbrellas ($29.99, Walmart.com) are a total steal! And the best part? They also comes in yellow and orange!
I love summer lanterns because they come in all different shapes and sizes. These designs ($16.95 to $34.95, crateandbarrel.com) will add a touch of upscale style to your patio table. Make them multifunctional by slipping in a citronella candle, sending pesky bugs away.
Or of course, you could just snag these Citronella Torches ($8.95, crateandbarrel.com), and keep the lanterns for decorative purposes, only.
Relax, kick back, and envision the ocean waves crashing at your tootsies comfortably in these plastic Adirondack chairs ($16.88, American Sale). Lightweight, these seats are easy to move and perfect for entertaining.
This Damasck Outdoor Pillow (on sale for $39, Pottery Barn.com) will add that extra level of comfort and pizazz to your already existing patio furniture. That paisley pattern for this price? I'm sold.
What are your favorite ways to spruce up your patio in the summertime?
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