Bring in the warm colors, poolside chic and lemonade. Summer is upon us. During the warmer months, you’re likely to spend more time outside lounging and entertaining, and there’s no doubt your outdoor space has been in a state of hibernation since last year.

Not only does sprucing up your outdoor space create an official area for you to relax or host events, but outdoor living spaces offer a good return on your investment and increase your property value, so, we’ve created a list of our top 5 ways you can ‘zhuzh’ up your space and bring it to life!



  1. Put down a rug

It may seem simple, but an outdoor rug can make your outdoor space pop with color, adding a warm touch and personality. Finding a rug that blends well with your space can soften to hardscape and bring everything together with a pop.

  1. Start painting

Add a fresh coat of paint to your outdoor furniture. Change up the color completely to something bright and cheerful or if you have natural-colored wood furniture, give those rough spots a quick sanding and apply a fresh coat of an outdoor finish to bring it back to life.

  1. Bring in the light

String some outdoor lights along the fence or over the patio and add to the ambiance for those late nights where you’ll be relaxing outside. By stringing the lights overhead, you’re essentially creating a ceiling plane, which helps make the space feel cozier and more inviting.

  1. Add some color

The smallest details can make a huge difference. Adding some colorful throw pillows in your outdoor furniture décor palette will create a warm, welcoming cozy space to your backyard or patio.

  1. Dress up the planters

Summer is a time for colors and greenery. Add some planters to add color to your porch. Even one or two planters is enough to enhance the area. If you’re short on floorspace, install some hooks and hang some baskets. If you have wide steps place planters on them to save room for seating on the porch. Window boxes can be added to railings to keep planters off the floor, but still add color too.

If you’re looking for a new home with an outdoor space you dream of or, interested in discussing how to get the best value for your home, our seasoned real estate advisors would be happy to assist you with your real estate goals. Just call us at 404.845.7724 or find out more at