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Create Your Style: Modern Patio Decor Ideas

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Create an instant style update with these modern patio decor ideas that will turn your outdoor space into a refuge to entertain or unwind. From shade-baring umbrellas to chic outdoor fire pits, get inspired with our top designs, and look forward to warmer days ahead.

Outdoor Cushions and Pillows

Bring the indoors out! Add a soft touch to your patio or deck furniture with our selection of outdoor pillows, cushions, and poufs. To create a coordinated look, start with an anchor color that enhances your outdoor palette (we love navy, emerald, or terra cotta), then mix and match with prints to liven up your decor. Build on your creativity with different sizes, shapes, and textures to keep your outdoor sofas and chairs well-dressed and worry-free.

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Outdoor Rugs and Mats

Create layers of comfort starting from the bottom and working your way up. An outdoor rug can bring an unexpected pop of color, establish cohesiveness, and really anchor your lounge space. Wanting to blend separate spaces? Choose a larger area rug for sofas and seating groups and a smaller option for your bistro table and layer together to create your very own inviting retreat. Often crafted of polypropylene, outdoor rugs can withstand all kinds of weather and are an absolute breeze to clean. Simply hose off any dirt or spills and keep enjoying the good life.

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Outdoor Candle Holders

Enjoy your patio after daylight hours and through the night by setting the mood with lanterns and candles. Whether you’re hosting an intimate affair or trying to set the tone for a relaxing evening at home, candles are an effortless way to add a welcoming touch to your outdoor vignette. Candles and lanterns blend well with any decor style, can be an accent or a centerpiece, and are available in many different colors and sizes. Choose from glass hurricanes, metal lightboxes, or even leather-accented lanterns, to create a patio focal point and bring warmth to your space.

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Fireplaces and Firepits

Nothing draws people together like the glow of a warm fire. By adding a fire pit to your patio or backyard, you are able to extend your outdoor season and bring the natural beauty of fire and flame to your home. To build the ultimate outdoor destination, surround your fire pit with lounge seating and side tables to hold refreshments and snacks, then accentuate your space with outdoor rugs and privacy-enhancing planters for an exclusive evening al fresco. Choose from concrete, teak wood, or even metal framed pits to blend form and function into your outdoor oasis.

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Outdoor Throw Blankets

For a cozy night under the stars, throw blankets can add a practical and warming touch to your intimate or expansive, outdoor seating group. Both practical and pretty, throw blankets accentuate a space while offering additional layers for those keen on soaking up every bit of sun. Casually drape over the side of a sofa or chair for an easy-to-grab outdoor essential and you’ll be roasting s’mores outside year round. From polished plaid to textured fringe, choose from a selection of throws that will have you wondering why you didn’t do this sooner.

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Party Lights

Warmer weather has us all wanting to spend more time outside. So when you do, you’ll want to ensure your patio or deck is bringing maximum style and function. String lights and outdoor portable lanterns are the perfect way to add a bit of sparkle and truly elevate an evening outside. Create the space by strategically placing lights in areas to mingle, by the refreshments, and illuminating walkways. Build a whimsical backyard or rooftop space by stringing lights from trees and structures to make each evening more memorable than the last.

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Outdoor Planters

Planters are a fabulous way to divide space, boost outdoor decor, or create privacy on patios and decks alike. Fill large planters will tall grasses to craft separate dining and lounging areas and bring natural beauty to even the most urban of spaces. Think vertically too! By choosing a variety of sizes and shapes, you can layer and cluster planters to create a wall of greenery offering both privacy and verdant decor.

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Outdoor Umbrellas

Protect yourself and your guests from the sun and steamy temperatures with a chic, expansive umbrella. Often thought of as purely functional, umbrellas can be accents or focal points in your space by choosing bold colors or pretty patterns to bring a polished touch to your poolside happy place. If you like to follow the sun while staying in the shade, a tilt umbrella will easily block out the rays without having to constantly reposition. When selecting the proper umbrella, choose one that is big enough to cover the extent of your dining table or lounge area, to ensure there is enough coverage for all.

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