Spring has sprung and allergies are in full swing. We’re only a few short weeks away from blue skies, warm weather and barbecues on the back deck. Here are some tips to get your patio summer ready:

 

1. Add Lighting
Whether it’s candles, lanterns or lamps, never underestimate the value of mood lighting. It creates a warm and friendly ambiance. Double up on light and bug protection with a few citronella candles. For another cost-effective alternative, try cheap paper lanterns available at most party supply stores.

Check out the link to DIY these: http://adventures-in-making.com/diy-summer-citronella-candles/

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2. Add Color
A splash of color goes a long way. Bright plastic dinnerware, fresh flowers and tablecloths are all good places to start.

 

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3. Add Greenery
Bring life to the area with a few plants. If you lake a green thumb, try succulents or cacti.
DIY here: http://theeffortlesschic.com/2012/the-home/diy-succulents/ 

And if you’re starting from scratch, here are just three of the companies Lifestyles carries for outdoor patio furniture: www.breezesta.com www.northcapeoutdoor.com www.telescopecasual.com

 
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Keep Lifestyles Furniture in Columbia, Missouri, in mind for all of your furniture needs. We carry a wide selection of sofas, tables, chairs, bedroom and dining room sets and home accessories.