Today’s backyard, patio, and deck have become an important center of entertainment for the modern home.  As you plan your next barbecue or backyard party, look for simple and inexpensive ways to update your outdoor decor. Add decorative touches that reflect your style and personality and make the outdoors an extension of your home. Try some of these ideas to outfit your outdoors and make your space warm, inviting and catch your guest’s eye.

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Plant a Table Centerpiece

Use what you already have. Relocate potted plants and flowers to create a natural centerpiece or place them around the deck or patio to create boundaries and define your space. Mix and match varieties and colors or keep it consistent – let your personal style and creativity be your guide.





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Colorful Table Covering

Dress up your table with some eye catching color. Pretty and practical, tablecloths can make your outdoor entertaining bright. Skip the traditional picnic plain and opt for something with vibrant stripes or patterns – red, green yellow and blue all work great outdoors.

Biarritz Striped Outdoor Tablecloth from Horchow, $54.90


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