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Spruce up your patio for spring with these three tips from high-end designer Christopher Todd

3 Tips to Get Your Patio Ready for Spring

If you’re like me and live in Las Vegas, then you know we’re already well into spring (how much longer until we hit the triple digits??). For a large part of the country, spring isn’t a reality just yet. Which means now is the perfect time to start getting your patio/outdoor space ready for those gorgeous temperatures and later sunsets.

What are some easy ways to get your patio space spring-y? Here are three tips to get your patio ready for spring.

Freshen up your patio furniture

Spruce up your patio for spring with these three tips from high-end designer Christopher Todd

Ditch the old pillows and give your outdoor furniture a reboot. This spring, it’s all about vibrant colors, so bring them outside! Don’t just stick to one color either, mix it up! Obviously, I’m a big fan of orange, so my patio has orange pillows with some yellow mixed in. If you like purple, mix it with some pink. The key to tapping into this trend is to keep whatever colors you use similar. So, no mixing green with purple, ok?

Plant fresh flowers

Spruce up your patio for spring with these three tips from high-end designer Christopher Todd

Photo via: Better Homes & Gardens

Dig up the twigs from last year and plant some new flowers. Like the vibrant pillows, adding some bright colors to your flower bed will create a gorgeous outdoor space. And, don’t forget to mix up colors here, too. For flowers, I love pink. So, my flowers this spring (from Star Nursery) will be a mix of hot pink, light pink and dark purple. When you have flowers in the same color family, it gives variation and looks fuller. Don’t mix and match here — it draws eyes to the more vibrant and cheapens the whole thing, making your flower bed look less full. Pro tip: skip orange and yellow flowers unless you are using them as your base.

Bonus tip: Mix in a green from the vine family into your flower bed. I suggest ivy or springeri (an asparagus fern). Plant them on either side of the flowers and it creates a gorgeous look.

Add atmosphere

Spruce up your patio for spring with these three tips from high-end designer Christopher Todd

Photo: Floral Supply Syndicate

Don’t keep your outdoor tables naked! I love adding some atmosphere to the tables. Think sandblasted grape vines (my favorite!) or other natural elements that don’t need water but work well as centerpieces. Candles are always great, but if you’re in the desert, they aren’t going to work.

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