Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, the sun is shining, and days are getting longer. Spring is here, and with it comes all the things you’ve looked forward to during the long winter months, from hiking to evening strolls. One of the best things about the warmer months is simply enjoying the outdoors from the comfort of your patio. Whether it’s evening cocktail parties or weekend barbecues, weekday dinners with the family, or enjoying a quiet cup of coffee, having the right seating can make or break your patio. Whether you’ve got a lush backyard or a smaller space overlooking the city skyline, these ideas for creative patio seating will bring your spring to the next level.
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Add Some Color
One easy way to boost your patio appeal is to add a splash of color. One great way to do this is to add some accents. Think vibrant colored pillows on top of your outdoor seating or a brightly painted end table.
Recycle and Reuse
A great way to spice up your patio is to repurpose and reuse other things. An old storage chest can make a great bench or table, as can a weathered barrel. To avoid looking tacky, pick a theme and run with it. Don’t have anything you think could be reused as outdoor furniture? San Francisco is full of places to find the best pieces for your patio. Check out thrift stores like Stuff
or the San Francisco ReStore.
Add a Canopy
One way to improve your patio seating is to focus on what’s around the seating itself. One way to add some style and flavor is to add a canopy. Not only will it provide shade during the hottest part of the day, but it can also do wonders for the aesthetic of your outdoor space. This can be as easy as draping some nice, light fabric over four posts sunk into the ground in true DIY style. Adding curtains can add a cozy, alcove-like feel.