4 Ways To Get More Patio Out Of Your Tax Refund

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WORDS BY The Havenly Team

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Published on April 10, 2016

The flowers are blooming, the daylight is saving and the weather is warming. Ah yes, it’s spring. Naturally, the first thing on your mind is taxes, right?! Of course not. However, with taxes come tax returns. And what better way to celebrate spring than by classing up your patio space with all of that extra money you cashed in on with your return!

Patio Design Ideas For Summer

1. Invest In Good Furniture

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The most important thing about a good patio space is how comfortable and inviting it feels. Investing in quality furniture will give you pieces that are durable and lasting. Potterybarn makes incredible sectionals giving you ample space for guests, while this dining set from Crate and Barrel would also be multifunctional with hosting dinner parties.

2. Throw In Fun Pillows

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Fun pillows make all the difference in an upbeat and inviting patio space. They allow your space to reflect your personality, without making a huge, long-lasting investment (great for tax returns). You can always buy new pillows when your mood changes! Colorful pillows, or pillows with more of a pattern always add pop to your space.

3. Add Party Lights

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Party lights are one of our favorite aspects of any patio space. They are the final touch that brings a sense of excitement and magic to our outdoor areas. You could string lights across the space (our favorite approach), place lanterns on your tables, or stick torches around the perimeter of your patio.

4. Decorate With A Fire Pit

Decorating with a fire pit is our favorite way to keep those evening parties going long into the night.


Everyone loves gathering around a fire pit. Sharing a drink, playing music, telling stories or even roasting marshmallows. Fire pits are a decorative, functional and a unique touch to any patio.
Tax returns are a great reason to invest in elements that will allow your patio to reflect your personality. And with summer approaching quickly, now is the time to get a beautifully designed patio space.

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These patio design ideas were brought to you by Havenly designer Chelsea S., who loves designing Country Cottage, Rustic and Preppy spaces. If you like Chelsea’s style, book her today and get decorated!

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