New Hours Effective March 15, 2021
Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. & Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

New Hours Effective 3/15/21
Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

While not every homeowner has the luxury of a big patio, we all deserve that little outdoor space we can personalize and call our own. And you don’t necessarily need to be a professional at curving out these spaces. You can, indeed, turn your patio into an oasis and the best personal space for private relaxation and outdoor hosting with friends and neighbors. There’s never been a perfect time to add personality to your patio and have it look more like a luxurious retreat.

1. Play With Pops of Color to Add Personality to Your Patio

The best way to get your outdoor décor to pop is through color. Inject some personality into your patio with colorful accessories, including outdoor furniture and colorful rugs, paint the walls, incorporate decorative tiles, and of course, plants to liven up the landscape.

You will never go wrong with color, provided you know how to play with different accessories. The best part is that it is very pocket-friendly and requires a little DIYing to get the job done.

2. Get Visual With Texture

Textured patio finishes can range from simple to elaborate. Some texture designs can be affordable, while others can be costlier. You can create some yourself to make your outdoor space more personalized.

This is the perfect time to bring out those poufs, rugs, and bean bags to hang out with friends and neighbors. The best part is that these don’t necessarily have to be outdoor pieces only. You can bring those non-outdoor pieces out for your outdoor party and take them back indoors later.

3. Textiles

No outdoor space is complete without some luxurious outdoor textiles to complement them. From cushions to poufs, rugs, and bean bags, the perfect textiles can make your patio the perfect garden space to cozy up with friends.

The right fabric will muffle the noise of surrounding neighbors and even provide the extra privacy to have a relaxing day off without prying eyes. You will also never go wrong with a piece of fabric that magically transforms your garden and gives it the personal touch you’re looking for.

4. Elegant Furniture Can Change the Personality to Your Patio

Nothing personalizes outdoor spacing like having furniture that matches the style of your patio. While you may not be in a position to change the layout of your home, picking the right outdoor furniture will give each garden a specific type of personality.

The type of furniture you choose will determine the character of your patio. Whether you prefer comfortable or chic, modern or classic, choose the right furniture for your outdoor space.

5. Lighting Fixtures

No outdoor space has ever gone wrong with the perfect lighting to illuminate the entire patio. Soft, warm lights will add ambiance to any space and give it an inviting hue. You can also try simple round bulbs strung along the canopy for a rustic look.

Try hanging light fixtures that make waves for a more sophisticated look and a beautiful accent piece. Use lightweight, inexpensive materials to make small chandelier-inspired lighting pieces or delicate crystals for a more personalized touch.

6.  A Touch of Décor

Get some bold pieces and funky prints to elevate your outdoor space. Try colorful glassware for your summer soirees to give your patio a trendy feel. You can also hang quirky string lights to illuminate your patio if you plan on hosting parties and get-togethers after dark.

Add a Touch of Personality to Your Patio

Patio decoration ideas are endless. You just need to be creative and play around with colors, decors, and textures to make the most of your patio. If you’re looking for more great ideas to add a touch of personality to your patio, our Ellicott City and Columbia patio furniture departments can help. Our team of professionals is, indeed, stocked with amazing patio personalization ideas that will definitely get you thinking.

Get in touch today or fill out our online form for more information.

While not every homeowner has the luxury of having a large patio, we all deserve that little outdoor space we can personalize and call our own. And you don’t necessarily need to be a professional at carving out these spaces to get the job done. You can turn your patio into an oasis and the best personal space for private relaxation and outdoor hosting with friends and neighbors.

Try these tips for bringing your outdoor area to life and creating your own personalized oasis:

1. Play with Pops of Color

The best way to get your outdoor décor to pop is using color. Inject some personality into your patio with colorful accessories, furniture and rugs. If you’re feeling bold, try painting the walls, incorporating decorative tiles, and of course use plants to liven up the landscape.

You will never go wrong with color, provided you know what kind of palette you’re looking for. The best part is that this solution can generally be done at a low cost and requires minimal work to get the job done.

2. Get Visual with Texture

Now that you’ve added color, it’s time to get creative with texture. You’ll want to decorate with a mix of materials for the best look. We suggest styling your outdoor furniture with playful, patterned cushions or hanging outdoor curtains to contrast your wooden furniture. For an outdoor gathering, experiment with texture using outdoor poufs, statement lighting, and a patterned tablecloth.

Ultimately, bringing texture into your patio’s design will give the space depth and excitement. After all, your outdoor space should be anything but bland!

3. Play with Fabrics and Textiles

When it comes to outdoor fabrics, finding something perfect comes down to look, durability and functionality. Does your chosen fabric dry quickly after a storm? Does it fade easily when exposed to direct sunlight? These are the kinds of questions to ask while shopping for outdoor fabrics.

Note that in general, the more acrylic used in your chosen fabric, the longer it will take for the fabric to fade in the sun. 

4. Finding Your Furniture

Before selecting your outdoor furniture, take into consideration the weather conditions of your area, the size of your space, and a style that you love. If you live somewhere hot and dry, wooden furniture might not be the best option for you.

When it comes to style, what’s old is new again! More and more we are seeing the outdoor use of ratan furniture paired with colorful patterned cushions and pillows. If you want more of a minimalist statement, look into modern and contemporary styled pieces. 

5. Lighting Fixtures

Now it’s time to set the mood and get creative with outdoor lighting. Experimenting with layers of lighting will create an inviting, warm aesthetic. Plus, there are so many lighting methods to choose from! Some of our favorites include:

  • Tiki torches
  • String lights
  • Wall sconces
  • Pendant lighting above your outdoor dining table
  • Citronella candles 

6. Accessorize Your Space

Finally, let’s tie everything together with accessories that tell your story. Depending on the versatility of your space, you might decorate with wall hangings, plant stands, side tables, etc. However you decide to accessorize your patio area, choose pieces that speak to your personal style and preferences. 

Choose a Location and Get Started on Your Outdoor Transformation

CLARKS ACE HARDWARE
Ellicott City

10325 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042

(410) 465-9633 GET DIRECTIONS
 

CLARKS ACE HARDWARE
Columbia

8895 McGaw Rd
Columbia, MD 21045

(410) 465-0500 GET DIRECTIONS
 
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