In the Spring I am so excited to get out my patio furniture, pot up some annuals, and give my deck a good cleaning.  But by August, things may be looking a little neglected, so I’ve decided it’s time to do a summer outdoor decor refresher!

Here are a few tips to make sure your outdoor space looks good right until the end of the season.

#1.  Compost any annuals that no longer look their best and replace them with some new ones.  They are all on sale now!  Remember to keep fertilizing and watering.



#2. If your cushions have gotten dirty, wash them and let them dry in the sun.  Find out how to clean outdoor fabrics like Sunbrella here.  Now is also a good time to shop for new pillows.  They will instantly update your decor and make sure your space is cozy and inviting.

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#3. Add a stylish self-serving station.  Don’t have much space?  How about a simple table with room for a few glasses and plates?

Here are a few ideas for ones that you can make yourself!


Blue table instructions

I also love this recycled chest of drawers that would fit anywhere!  Find out how to make it here


I hope these tips inspire you to refresh your outdoor decor.  Do you have any tips you’d like to share?