You don't need acres and acres of land to create a blissful oasis in which to enjoy outdoor meals and drinks, relaxing evenings watching the sunset and entertaining friends and family on warm summer nights. Whether your personal decorating tastes are country, classic, modern, boho chic or something in between, adding a few decorative touches to your patio can help to make it the focal point and chief gathering space of your home.

Even if you already know what you like and have specific ideas for decorations, lighting and patio furniture, creating a mood board is a great way to get organized and bring your ideas together around a cohesive theme. With its year round warm temperatures, St. Augustine is the perfect place for patio living and entertaining!

1. Make a Statement with Plants

An outdoor patio garden with your favorite seasonal plants and flowers does double duty when it comes to decorating. Start with the actual plants and flowers, and then add decorative planters and vases to give the space an additional pop of color or texture.

2. Set the Mood with Lighting

Whether you prefer fairy lights, ambient candles or faux tiki torch lamps, lighting is an important element of any space, even outdoors.

3. Rug it Out

Nothing brings a space together quite like a good area rug. If your tastes range on the minimalist side, a rug is the perfect accent piece to create a sense of coziness and add a little more depth to your space, without going overboard on the rest of the decorations.

4. Pillows Talk

A great patio space is one that is comfortable and inviting, whether you're just enjoying a pre-dinner glass of wine or hosting a book club. Decorative pillows are the perfect way to infuse some style and personality while bringing a little bit of the indoors outside.

5. Dedicated Tableware

Maybe you were out shopping and couldn't help but notice a set of dishes or wine glasses that didn't necessarily match your kitchen or dining room decor, but you just couldn't take your eyes (or mind) off of them all the same! They might be right at home in your patio space! Keeping a special set of glasses and dishes just for dining and entertaining on your patio can make the experience feel more like a special occasion, whether on a Tuesday evening or a Saturday afternoon.

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