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Photography by Dabito

If you’re like us, you’re anxiously awaiting the warmer weather if for one thing: being outside for more than just your commute to work. And if you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space like a porch or a patio, now’s the time to start thinking about sprucing it up for the season. Instead of defaulting to lackluster outdoor furnishings and decor, try adding some personality with a touch of bold hues. Ahead, we outline the best ways to add a pop of color to your patio space, courtesy of just a little bit of elbow grease, a can of color, and some vibrant decor.

Add in faux tiles

Not only are they more durable than a standard ceramic variety but, you have the opportunity to get really creative with the design and color. “If you have concrete slab in your patio, try painting it using a stencil for a faux tile look. Or go bold by staining or painting your outdoor walls or fences black so all the colors pop!” says Dabito, the owner of this NOLA bohemian compound, complete with a patio-turned outdoor oasis. 

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Photography by NIKOLE RAMSAY

Bring in color with decor

It’s time to say goodbye to those white plastic chairs. Invest in pieces that will add a bold dose of style and color to your exterior, embracing the not-so-standard slew of outdoor furnishings. Note how these vibrant yellow additions (from this seaside home) add a colorful punch to the poolside. Dress them up with a few fresh-air friendly pillows for an added touch of style. 

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Photography by Marisa Vitale

Start with the stairs 

If you’re not feeling quite bold enough to go ahead and paint your entire patio, focus on an accent moment. We love the way this bright, classic California home added a serene sky blue shade to their outdoor steps, tying the entire space together.

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Layer outdoor rugs

Channel the ultimate bohemian vibes (a la Justina Blakeney) by utilizing a handful of beautifully printed outdoor rugs to disguise the concrete, wood, or tiling you have outside. A few whimsical additions instantly make the outdoors feel more cozy and inviting. 

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Photography by Jenny Elia Pfeiffer

Paint the doors

Establish a bold decor moment by imparting a key element with an unexpected pop of color. This Oakland studio shines thanks to the canary yellow door, which brings on a healthy dose of sunshine, year-round. 

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Bring on the pillows

Indoor/outdoor pillows are your best friend when it comes to easy ways to perk up a patio. Stick with a curated palette or layer in a few different color combos to really spice things up. This print feels exotic and tropical—perfect for summer, if you ask us. 

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Photography by MIKEY NEFF

Add plants galore

If you’re short on natural greenery like this urban space, don’t fret—an abundant array of colorful plants will instantly impart the area with a lush, tropical-esque feel. 

See more outdoor ideas:

A Drab Denver Patio Gets a Modern Boho Makeove

rHow To Transform Your Patio Into An Exotic Escape
How to Turn Your Boring Backyard Into an Outdoor Oasis

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