5 Patio Decorating and Design Tips and Tricks

Patio decorating is one of my favourite things. It means that winter is over and we can start focusing on summer and enjoying outdoor living. Here are a few tips to kick off your patio decorating.

NEW Nardi Outdoor Furniture – Durability with Style!

    It‘s that time of year again when your thoughts turn to your outdoor space, thinking about entertaining in the back yard, only to realize that your outdoor furniture did not respond well to old man winter.  Rust and mildew have taken their toll.  The cure for this ongoing replacement of seasonal outdoor furnishings is to invest in quality pieces that will stand the test of time and weather. In comes Nardi (coming soon to Best Buy).

Design the perfect patio on a budget

Patio season is taking off and today I'm talking about how you can use patio furniture to create a patio that doesn't break your budget.

How to create an Instagram-worthy patio

If a patio is created and no one posts about it on Instagram, does it even exist at all? That’s one question that I’d love to be able to answer for you, but I’m afraid I won’t be able to test any theories. If I’m on a patio, my compulsive need to Instagram it is going to win over every single time.    

A new adventure is waiting right outside your front door

I’m lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and today, Vancouver truly lived up to its reputation—for beauty, not rain. The sun was shining, the sky was clear, the temperature was a balmy 14°C, and the crisp smell of spring was in the air. It was fabulous. Not just because I got to enjoy my afternoon latte while sitting outside at a local coffee shop, but because today got me thinking about something much more important—the upcoming patio season! This year prepare to have a great time right outside your front door—or back door!  All you need are a few key essentials, and you can turn your patio into a great outdoor space for everyone to enjoy.

How to convert a small outdoor space for socializing and relaxing

Even if you only have a small backyard, front porch, or even balcony, there are still ways to decorate to convert it into an outdoor oasis at home

How to Create an Epic Patio

For us Canadians living in the East, the idea of summer seems doubtful. I say this only because it snowed in mid-April (ahem). However, I have faith that summer will arrive eventually and for that reason, let’s get the patio pimping to perfection. If you start planning now, once the heat shows up, you’ll be lounging outside with your favourite cocktail while your friends are scrambling for patio furniture.

Fireplaces vs outdoor heaters: Which should you get?

Having someplace warm to gather around in the backyard is essential. This guide looks at the difference between fireplaces vs outdoor heaters and more.

Make Your Outdoor Space More Functional

   In many parts of Canada, patio season is coming fairly soon. In others (namely BC), it’s already a! If you enjoy sitting out on your deck relaxing, barbecuing, shooting the breeze with friends, listening to music, or whatever, click on through for a few ideas on how to make your outdoor space more functional. With some of the ideas you’ll find here drawing you outside, you may never want to enter your home again!

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How do you liven up your outdoor living space so that it's not just a plain jane deck? You can create the ultimate patio with patio furniture and décor.

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