The weather is warming up, making now the perfect time to start thinking about backyard ideas to spruce up your deck and patio. A few simple patio and deck ideas can quickly turn your backyard space into a comfortable and stylish outdoor living area.
Need some inspiration? The following backyard ideas will show you just how easy it is to add a sense of elegance and charm to your backyard patio or deck.
1. Install Decorative Shade
Adding decorative shade is one of the best ways to keep your deck cool and comfortable. Whether you prefer a contemporary or traditional look, you’re sure to find a source of shade that appeals to you.
A simple sun shade is one of the easiest and least expensive solutions. It’s a great way to add a pop of color to your space while also keeping the sun’s harsh rays away. If you prefer a portable solution, consider a high-quality patio umbrella instead. Not only will this provide you with some extra flexibility, but you'll also be able to adjust it to block out the sun throughout the day. Make sure you anchor your umbrella in a sturdy base so it doesn't blow over. If space is tight, choose a side table that doubles as an umbrella stand and place a chair on either side.
If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, consider adding a gazebo or pergola to your backyard deck. Not only will this create more shade, but it will also change the entire look and feel of...
Your backyard is the natural outdoor extension of your home. Coming up with simple landscaping ideas that promise to enhance your backyard space can be a fun (albeit tedious) project for any homeowner.
You can transform your backyard into party central, a quiet sanctuary for you and your family, or something that’s nice to look at from your kitchen window.
Decorating for the holidays makes everything more festive and fun! However, after the holidays have passed, putting everything away can feel like a logistical nightmare. Not only is it always a struggle to find enough room, but it’s important to keep everything organized, so it’s easy to decorate again next year.
Knowing how to store outdoor Christmas decorations will help you put everything safely away without turning it into a major project! Follow these smart Christmas decoration storage tips, and you’ll be back indoors relaxing before you know it.
Porch & Yard Décor
While those light-up reindeer and holiday snowmen might look great in your front yard, figuring out how to put them safely away is one of the biggest Christmas decoration storage challenges. The first step is to figure out what you should box up and what’s better left out on its own.
While outdoor décor is built to withstand the elements, you’ll still need to protect them when they’re not on display. To store inflatables, carefully fold them up, wind up their electrical cords, and put them together inside a weatherproof box. Clear plastic storage boxes with tight-fitting lids are one of the best options. They'll keep out dust and moisture and allow you to see what's inside.
Larger porch and yard decorations are often safest if they’re left out and placed in a safe corner of your garage or storage shed. If the dec...
It’s common to decorate the front of your home for the season, but you don’t have to stop there! Why not bring some festive fall fun out to your backyard patio? After all, you'll spend much more time there than you will on your front porch.
Adding some fall patio accessories can create a classy autumn vibe and make your next outdoor gathering even more fun! Not sure how to get started? Take a look at these easy fall patio decoration tips.
1. Start with Some Fall Foliage
When it comes to fall decoration tips, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Classic fall foliage is the perfect way to set the mood for the change in season. Think golden cornstalks, pumpkins, gourds, and plenty of colorful mums. This is an easy way to add impactful pops of fall color to your backyard space. You can even take things up a notch by adding some life-sized scarecrows to flank either side of your patio door.
2. Cozy Things Up
When the temperatures start to drop, there’s nothing quite like cuddling up in fuzzy blankets. You'll love the look and feel of bringing indoor comfort outdoors! Add some soft throws, a pile of pillows, and a faux sheepskin cover to your outdoor furniture. This will create a soft, cozy feeling you’ll be able to enjoy well into the colder months.
To keep your cozy décor looking and feeling its best, be sure to bring it indoors when you’re not using it or store it in a sturdy deck box. This will protect it from moisture and ensure it won't mildew or take on a funny smell.
3. Include a Pop of Plaid
You can instantly give your backyard patio a classy fall look by adding pops of plaid. Dress up your backyard loveseat by decorating it with soft plaid pillows. If you have patio chairs, you can also purchase matching plaid throws and place them over the back of each one...
The fall is a fun time to get outdoors and have a great time with the people you love hanging out with. But your fall fun doesn't have to be limited to festivals, fairs, and fishing holes: there are plenty of ways to entertain right in your own backyard.
Whether you want to have an intimate gathering with the family or a blowout party with your neighbors and friends, we have some ideas in mind. Here are our top 5 fun fall backyard activities, which can also be adapted for gatherings of any size.
Backyard Movie Night
Grab the popcorn, drinks, candy, some outdoor portable chairs, and some blankets, and turn your backyard into a movie theater! If you have a laptop and a projector, you can stream one of the latest movies onto a portable screen, a sheet, or the side of a shed. Better yet, if you have a Sojag gazebo in your backyard, you can enjoy the open air, have a roof over your head, and attach a screen to the posts or the eave of the structure.
In the spring, the trees begin to bud, birds start to chirp, and crocuses poke through the ground. Despite the natural beauty, when you look at your backyard, you might not like what you see.
Spring is a time for renewal, and that includes your backyard. It may be nice to add some annuals to your mix of perennials and other greenery. But you don’t have to replant everything to give your backyard a fresh look. Sometimes it just takes the right accessories to spruce up your backyard landscape and garden.
Your backyard is the natural outdoor extension of your home. You can change the look of your yard by adding practical accessories for storage, shade relaxation, and more. Also, you don’t have to break the bank to give your backyard space a facelift!
Here are six items you can use to freshen up your backyard and garden landscape this spring:...
Now that the warm weather’s here to stay for awhile, you probably want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. But when your backyard aesthetic is less than enjoyable, it can be easy to resort to the couch. This year, create an outdoor oasis you’ll want to escape to by easily incorporating a few added essentials. Give your backyard an upgrade with these must-have deck and patio products for an organized, comfortable, and attractive outdoor space.
Nothing puts a damper on your deck and patio more than unsightly trash or clutter. Conceal any eyesore with the multi-purpose Versa-Shed! The Versa-Shed is the ultimate trash storage solution, easily concealing garbage, bins, and much more for a great looking outdoor space. With a 2-point locking system, high-quality steel materials, and a glossy onyx finish, the Versa-Shed ensures a durable and secure storage solution. Find out more about these versatile solutions here.
Not all patio shades are created equal, and at ShelterLogic we take pride in manufacturing only the very best. Stylish, functional, and practical, we have a wide selection of patio shades, canopies and pop-ups that will turn any dull outdoor space into a relaxing backyard.
Create a Beautiful Backyard Space with an Attractive Patio Shade
If your backyard space already has great furniture and a barbecue, a stylish patio shade may be the final touch you need to create a relaxing and comfortable environment for you and your family. But how do you choose the right patio shade for you?
At ShelterLogic we have a variety of patio shades to choose from, from canopies to shades, and pergola shade cloths; check out some of our selection below.
Available in two sizes: 10 x 18 ft. and 9 x 16 ft. the Monarc Canopy is an excellent patio shade solution. With its unique arched shape and sturdy steel legs, it offers protection from the elements and gives sun protection that will come in handy on those warm summer days. And we're not the only ones that love this outdoor patio shade; customers love it too and have consistently given the Monarc Canopy a five star rating!
Works great! Does what I need
Bought this last summer to put on my deck for shade from sun and rain. Works awesome. - Matt, Connecticut
I LOVE IT!!