7 Tips to Improve your Patio Furniture

The furniture on your patio is one of the first things people see when they walk up to your house. That’s why it’s a good idea to give it an update. You can either get something new or make some changes to what you already have; it’s totally up to you. Here’s how you can spruce up your patio furniture:



1.   Go sectional

Bringing a sense of openness to your patio is easy thanks to sectional patio furniture. Try getting a teak outdoor sectional to get more seating even with little room. Teak is tough, durable, and weather resistant.

2.   Spray Paint

Affordable and easy to use, spray paint is a great way to color up your patio chair and tables. You don’t even have to commit to one color, you can mix it up or even change it later. It doesn’t just end there either, even cushions can be spray painted to take the dullness out of them. Just make sure whatever you’re spray painting is washed and dried first.

3.   Accessorize

Bringing new life to your patio furniture can be as easy as adding some accessories. For decorative craft products, tablecloths and cushions, there’s no limit to how you can accessorize. Plants, throws; it can all be used to beautify and enhance your furniture. Just don’t overdo it though, you don’t want to feel like you’re inside when you’re outside.

4.   Clean it Up

You can pop upholstery fabric and cushions in the washing machine. You can use a hose to get the dirt off your wicker furniture. As long as it’s washable, you’ll do well to regularly clean it with a scrub brush and water with soap. When it comes to rusted metal furniture, a strong wire brush and some sanding will do the trick.


A cleanser, a bit of sanding, and a protective sealer will work wonders on teak. If you’re hoping to go DIY with it, warm water and vinegar should be enough to refresh your patio furniture. When you’re done with the cleaning, you’ll do well to air dry for a day or two. Once it’s completely dry, you can let the good times roll on that patio of yours.

5.   Cover it Up

You may not be a DIY kind of person. Perhaps you’re always looking for the quickest and easiest solution. Adding slipcovers to your furniture may just be the answer you’re looking for. They’re protective and easy to clean, which is perfect if you have kids.

6.   Play with Color

Sometimes all it takes is a bit of color and an assortment of the right accessories. You can go for a uniform look such as elegant white or bold black. Match the furniture to the house or make it stand out with a different color.


Bright colors will bring attention to your patio and help express your bubbly personality. Dark colors are more mature and add a sense of sophistication. Play with patterns, and mix the dark with the bright. It’s amazing what some color can do for a space.

7.   Refinish

If your furniture is weather-beaten or bleached, you might want to stain it. You’ll need to first clean it and let it dry out. After that, you’ll remove the last bits of the finish. Palm sander and medium-grit sandpaper will do the job.


Refinishing is good for furniture. It preserves its value, helps you create a new style, and it even saves you money. To top it all off, it’s simply more environmentally friendly than buying some new furniture. Paint, wood finish top coat, lacquer, or varnish are just some ways of refinishing your furniture.


And just like that, your patio gets a new lease on life. Try out some of these options and watch the compliments roll in from neighbors and guests.

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Erin Emanuel