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Posted on Apr 07, 2017 by Sam Heer

5 Spring Decoration Ideas for Your Patio

Make patio decorations part of your spring cleaning activities this year; after all, your patio is an extension of your indoor living space. As a leading manufacturer of quality patio doors, let Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois share these ideas for decorating your patio.

1. Rearrange the furniture

Try moving your existing seats around for a different viewing angle. Or instead of the usual “two seats and a sofa” combination, try beach chairs or even bean bag chairs for a more casual vibe. With our contemporary sliding patio doors, you can maximize limited patio space and position furniture close to the doorway without worrying about swing allowance.

2. Get double-duty furniture

Try double-duty furniture. Deck boxes, for instance, can be used as storage for dry items like reading materials, board games, or extra throw pillows; add a cushion on top and it becomes an extra seat. Also consider buying a storage bench, for more storage space without sacrificing seating.

3. Change the rugs

A low-cost yet effective way to add color to your patio is by getting new, colorful rugs. Outdoor rugs are relatively inexpensive, and you can virtually choose just about any design or color combination to suit your patio. You can make the patio look wider by choosing a horizontal stripe design.

4. Porch swing

If you choose to buy new outdoor rugs, you can keep it in good condition longer by choosing a porch swing instead of legged seats. By choosing legless seats, you also make your patio look even more spacious than it actually is. When installing the porch swing, double-check the placement and make sure it will not get in the way of a storm door.

5. Hang pavilion lights

Also known as bistro lights or market string lights, pavilion lights add a romantic, French bistro atmosphere to your patio, a perfect match for French patio doors. Pavilion lights are a great addition for evening backyard get-togethers. Choose low-watt LED lights for lower energy consumption.

Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois serves residents in and around Champaign, Peoria, and Bloomington, IL. If you would like to know more about our patio doors and entry doors, call us today at (866) 693-6707 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, in-home consultation with our window and door experts.


"I would recommend RBA of Central Illinois for QUALITY windows and doors. Compared to our old cheap, thin vinyl windows, Andersen blows them away. You can easily tell by how well the sliding doors fit and close, and how heavy duty they are. We also cannot hear the wind rushing through the house in inclement weather anymore! And the black window frames we went with are amazing to look at. Aaron, Al, Darrell, and Cory all were professional and went all out to finish the job, given the weather they had to deal with. I would definitely recommend. They were also on top of communicating with me given the weather delays, and what I could expect for them coming out. Five stars!"

Eric L.

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