From family dinners to summer gatherings, your patio is the heart of your home during the warm months. Make the most of your outdoor space with these three tips from Shea Homes®. Whether you want to update old décor or add a few extra touches, these ideas will inspire you.

Select Your Set Up
As you’re deciding on your outdoor layout, keep several factors in mind. Think about the size of your patio and possible arrangements that fit the space. To maximize room, choose wrap-around couch configurations and benches paired with ottomans and side tables. If you envision utilizing your patio mostly for family meals or weekend breakfasts, a table and chair set will match your needs and make the space comfortable. Regardless of your furniture choices, ensure you leave room for an umbrella to provide plenty of shade during the day.

Outdoor Patio Decor Couch Ottoman Swing Flowers

Choose Your Color Scheme
While creating your furniture arrangement, consider color — including what hues complement your home and what kinds of decoration you plan on incorporating. For a home with neutral shades, enliven the patio with bright water-resistant cushions and pillows. Also, strategically place blooming plants around the area for splashes of seasonal vibrance. Prefer a more subdued color scheme? Try sprinkling in patterns using shades of black, white, and cream. Finally, lay an outside rug under your furniture set up to pull the whole patio together.

Outdoor Patio Swing Pillows Decor

Pick Your Plants
Putting out potted flowers, grasses, and greenery can serve as statement pieces on your patio. Aim for a variety of plants that have different heights, shapes, and colors. Likewise, stagger the height of your pots to add a vertical element to the space. When positioning your choices, remember to account for the light and water needs of each — make sure flowers that love sun receive it while others should remain in a shaded portion of your patio.

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How will you reimagine your patio this summer? Shea Homes offers floorplans for every family — no matter your wants or needs. Talk with our team today to find the neighborhood that’s right for you.

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