How to perk up your patio [Pictures]
If overgrown foliage, outdated furniture and an overall lack of imagination have contributed to the state of emergency that now describes your patio, don't fret. We have assembled a team of experts to offer some patio-perfect tips to get your outdoor area ready for warm-weather entertaining. -John-John Williams IV
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Go for color( Pier 1 Imports Photo / June 14, 2013 )
Choosing the color or pattern can be crucial for your patio. Design experts say colors such as yellow, orange, green (the Pantone color of the year), blue and white are musts this summer. And nautical stripes are a perennial favorite in any color. "Don't be afraid to mix and match patterns," says Stephanie Bradshaw, owner of Baltimore-based Bradshaw Styling. "It creates a fun environment for the patio."
Papasan chair from Pier 1 Imports in cabana stripe tomato, $179.