Decor & Renovation

Create a summer patio getaway with these 8 design ideas

Create a summer patio getaway with these 8 design ideas

Decor & Renovation

Create a summer patio getaway with these 8 design ideas

Discover décor ideas and accents for your outdoor patio at Value Village.

Patio season is upon us, and before you wait in line at a downtown restaurant for a spot of coveted real estate, why not look to your home patio as your own outdoor entertaining oasis? 

Here are some design ideas and DIY favourites to rev your creativity and build your backyard patio, cottage deck, or condo balcony into your new hosting haven. We took a peek at Value Village's Instagram account for a little inspiration. Is a thrift hunt in your forecast this week?

Cozy cushioning

Finding a chair that you love can be the foundation for a great refurbishing project. Reupholster seat cushions with fun patterns or muted neutral tones to add design flair to your key furniture pieces. Wicker furniture in bold colours is forecasted to be a summer 2017 trend, along with large outdoor area rugs that can bring your outdoor living space together.

Summer vibes


Living downtown and seeing heat radiate from the pavement does not inspire cool summer vibes. For a modern feel, serve thirst-quenching drinks from a metallic serving tray. Find a small table or antique tray and use spray paint to turn it into an upscale serving platter.

Delicate details 

Part of the fun of thrift shopping is the thrilling moment of discovery. Retire your collection of red solo cups and add small touches like fine china teacups for serving your chilled drinks. Your friends will thank you for the welcome change and hail you as a style maverick all summer long.

Residential revival

Imagine enjoying a cool summer breeze nestled amongst cozy layers with a glass of wine and a best friend at your side. Extend your living room outdoors by creating a plush and comfortable sitting area with mixed throw pillows surrounding your picnic dining table or fire pit focal point. 

Garden party

You can find an array of containers to craft your own unique potted flower and herb garden on your terrace. Choose a theme like traditional metal buckets, ceramic milk jugs, or even wicker baskets to serve as the base of your garden. Whatever you find will serve as a fun conversation piece with your guests all summer.

Starry night

Add soft lighting to your dinner table by peppering mason jars with candles around your table setting and deck, flowing them down through the steps and along the concrete pathway to your garden. Or, mirror the night sky by adding light bulbs, and hang the strand along your fence of latticework. 

A prairie home companion

Eclectic treasures beckon to be displayed and repurposed. When you find something with history and quirk, it will inevitably bring a smile to your guests. For an idea, mount an old rake head to your wall to serve as a clever wine glass holder. 

Cottage daydreaming

Whether you're decorating a cabin getaway in Tofino or a summer cottage in Muskoka, it's easy to find accent pieces that resonate with a true northern Canadian theme. Find wooden accents, throw blankets, and wildlife-inspired paraphernalia to adorn your living space. 

Become a design aficionado and post your inspired DIY and décor discoveries on Instagram. Join a community of content creators and tag #findthefind for a chance to be featured on Value Village's page.


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Decor & Renovation

Create a summer patio getaway with these 8 design ideas