Summer is almost here and if you find yourself looking at your drab patio furniture wishing you had a zenful backyard oasis, we got you covered!

This list of tips will give you some ideas that will help you spruce up your outdoor spaces without breaking the budget.

  1.  Seating: Ditch the metal chairs, the lawn chairs, and all the chairs you’re used to. Create a truly cozy area by using large outdoor pillows you can sit directly on, construct wooden pallet benches and day beds, add some rocking chairs, and even a hammock! This unique set up will take away the formality that most patio furniture sets feature and give you unique and comfortable ways to relax and unwind.
  2.  Planters: Fun and interesting planters of all shapes and sizes is a great way to add color and style to an outdoor area.
  3. Fire Pit: If you don’t have one, you need one. Build a simple stone fire pit or buy one that you can set up right in the center of your new zen area.
  4. Outdoor Rug: Is your patio just lacking style and color? Add a rug. This is an inexpensive way to make any outdoor space look amazing!
  5. Build a Trellis: Every enchanting backyard needs a Trellis. Allow vines or climbing roses on either side to grow your garden to new heights.
  6. Pergola: Clear out an area on your deck or patio to build or purchase a pergola! Add curtains, plants, and/or seating options to create an amazing shaded area.
  7. Fountain: You can’t go wrong with a water exhibit. Invest or create your very own to add to your garden. The flowing water will be a beautiful sight and sound.
  8. Lights: The single most important aspect of an amazing outdoor oasis is the lighting it has at night. Drape string lights down from a pergola, across the living space, or over a fence. Your starry night patio will come to life!

Your Home SOLD GUARANTEED or We’ll Buy It!* So if you or anyone you know is looking to make a move in the next little while. Call at 703-297-4251 or visit us at