Outdoor furniture is an absolute must for vacation days and summer get-togethers, especially if you are fortunate enough to have a nice patio or sun room to enjoy. But keeping it in good shape is also a must. There are a lot of different quick and easy updates you can give your outdoor furniture so it looks a litter newer, a little more stylish and in much better shape.
Since this furniture is outdoors, the weather will eventually take its toll. The sun, the cold, the rain … they all play their parts in wearing down the original look. Let us help in giving your outdoor furniture a facelift and take a look at these 6 quick updates!
1. Add outdoor pillows and cushions.
Either buy pillows made for the outdoors or use this tutorial to create some of your own. It’s important that you don’t buy regular fashion pillows to spruce up your benches or rocking chairs, but buy vinyl, all-weather material pillows. This will keep them safe and in good shape for much longer than cloth pillows would last outside.
2. Add a fresh coat of paint or stain.
This is one of the easiest ways to help your older, worn outdoor furniture look brand new again. Choose a new color paint or stain and get to work. It’ll look fresh and more updated in no time. And have fun picking out some creative colors!
3. Reupholster cushions and pillows.
Instead of buying or making new ones, you can also update your older outdoor cushions and pillows. If you’re really creative you can even use shower curtains for the job! They’ll definitely survive the rain!
4. Add some plants.
So maybe you don’t have the time to actually redo the furniture. Instead, try adding some plants to the space to take the focus off the wear of the furniture. Bright color flowers will definitely brighten the space up!
5. Add some lighting.
Again, if you don’t have the time or energy to redo your furniture, add some lighting to take the focus off any imperfections. Grab some twinkle lights to sprinkle around the porch. It’ll definitely make for a beautiful night out!
6. Add a colorful umbrella.
Bring in color to a monochromatic, wooden space by adding a pretty umbrella. Shield your furniture from a bit of the sun and enhance the space by making it a bit more welcoming for those midday patio lunches.