decorating a patio

Tips for creating a cohesive design using patio furniture and accessories

Are you planning on buying new patio furniture for the summer entertaining season? If you want to buy outdoor furniture that looks great and lasts, consider getting a matching set made from cast aluminum. If you don’t mind a long-lasting material that requires a bit more maintenance, consider teak outdoor furniture. Go here for more tips on what to buy (and the price you should pay).

But before you buy a set of furniture you may want to consider creating a design plan for your patio. By starting with the furniture and then accessorizing with pillows, outdoor rugs and blankets, you can create a cohesive look that feels as warm and as cozy as your living room.

Romana King

Romana King is an award-winning personal finance columnist and real estate expert. She specializes in creating editorial content that uses data to help home buyers, sellers and investors make smarter real estate decisions.