Inspired: Colorful Patio Ideas

Joette Solano

Article Posted By: Joette Solano

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Colorful Patio Ideas

Make updating your outdoor living area one of the first items on your to-do list. It’s a great project if you love enjoying sunny weather or entertaining friends and family. Adding color is an easy way to create an atmosphere that’s cheerful and inviting. Here are a few patio ideas that will help you get your home ready for spring faster than you can say, “Spring Equinox.”


Since there are (most likely) no walls in your outdoor space to paint, choosing a patio set is the next best thing to adding a large splash of color outdoors. We love the soft blue cushions in this Hampton Bay Fenton patio set. The wicker creates a cozy atmosphere for your space while cushions and pillows add comfort.

Create visual interest to your patio with plants and flowers. Update your garden with flowerbeds. Or if you’re a novice gardener looking for something low maintenance, try planting drought-tolerant succulents and cacti in multi-colored planters. For an easy way to achieve this look, you can also make your own by spray painting terra-cotta pots.


Make your patio guest-ready with a beverage cart. You can repurpose an old garden cart by adding a fresh coat of paint and hardware like a towel bar, furniture casters and a mounted bottle opener. Or if you don’t have a garden cart, try using a red cedar potting bench as a beverage cart.

Lighting is another great tool for creating outdoor ambiance. We love Solar LED Paper Lanterns because they’re affordable and easy to install. They’re great for decorating shrubs, umbrellas or doorways. You can even create a faux ceiling by hanging these across a deck or pergola.


Some say the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, and we completely agree! The Weber Genesis Grill has three burners and two stainless steel tables for all your grilling needs. It also retains heat easily, cooks evenly, and sears food wonderfully. Its copper enameled steel will be the focal point of every conversation at spring barbecues.

Bring the indoors outside with an outdoor rug. While outdoor rugs can run a bit pricey, creating your own with a canvas drop cloth is an easy DIY project that will brighten up any space. Don’t forget to plan your rug’s design with a few sketches and browse our paint department for limitless color options. Check out complete instructions on how to create your own painted rug.

Get more inspirational ideas and inspiration boards featuring products from The Home Depot and Home Decorators Collection. And shop our Outdoors Department for everything you need to make your patio a great place for relaxing and entertaining.