The days are growing longer and hotter, which means summertime in Missouri is quickly approaching. We all love spending time outdoors after enduring the state’s colder months, but there are several housekeeping items we need to accomplish before we can relish in the patios of our homes’ backyards. With a few touch-ups and maintenance adjustments, it’s easy to transform your wintry outdoor patio into a Missouri summer paradise.
Our team of lighting specialists at The Light House Gallery can help you select trendy outdoor lighting fixtures that will best compliment your outdoor patio while staying within your preferred budget. To see any outdoor lighting fixtures for yourself, visit our showrooms in Springfield and Branson, Missouri or view our online catalog. Contact us today with more questions on lighting desires for your home!
In this blog post, we’ll go over several ways you can transform your outdoor patio from its dreary wintertime aesthetic into a playful summertime space!
Clean Your Outdoor Space
We get it: cleaning isn’t exactly the most fun part about sprucing up your outdoor patio space. But this is probably the most important step of the transformation process, as no one wants to sit on a dirty, dusty and leaf-ridden patio while they’re sipping Sangria.
Take the time to wipe the dust off any outdoor furniture you already have and to sweep and throw away any dead leaves or debris that collected on your patio during the winter months. You can also use your garden hose to wash down any gutters, exterior walls or the roof of your home to give it a fresh, clean look (make sure all doors leading into your home are closed, obviously).
While you’re in cleaning mode, also look out for any loose patio tiles or paint touch-ups that need to be completed. You might as well tackle any tedious tasks during the cleaning process to eliminate all the unpleasant duties from your to-do list at one time.
Upgrade/Purchase Outdoor Furniture
This is where transforming your patio starts to get fun, whether you’ve recently moved into your home or you’ve been in it for decades. If you’re a veteran homeowner, you can update any of your outdoor furniture that is old, outdated or doesn’t work quite like it used to. If you’re a new homeowner, you can take this time to find your first outdoor furniture set that matches the outdoor atmosphere you’re aiming for on top of the overall style of your home.
Choose furniture that is designed and manufactured to be outdoors, as this type of furniture is typically made of materials that won’t get ruined by any drastic weather changes. If you put indoor furniture on your outdoor patio, chances are it won’t last as long as you’d like it to. Also, ensure the outdoor patio furniture you select is UV-proof, so the colors and textures of it don’t fade away quickly.
Add Plants To The Area
Plants add color and personality to your outdoor patio, depending on the plants you choose. If you’re going for a scheme of color, we suggest adding summery flowers such as coneflowers and Virginia bluebells. If you want something a little more simple and laid back, you can opt for succulents or other plant types that don’t flair quite as much color.
Plants add natural beauty to your outdoor area with little to no effort on your part (besides regularly watering). You can also strategically place them so they add dimension and fill in the spaces between your outdoor furniture.
This is where our team of lighting specialists can come in and truly help you design the outdoor patio of your dreams. By optimizing your outdoor lighting, you’ll be able to create a welcoming and inviting outdoor patio space that can be pleasantly used during the hot summer days or the cooler, calmer summer nights.
There are a variety of trendy and up-to-date lighting fixtures we offer at The Light House Gallery, ranging from wall lights to hanging lights to gas lanterns. With that wide variety, you are truly given the opportunity to get creative and find functional lighting that can be layered for multiple outdoor uses.
Here are a few of our favorite outdoor lighting fixtures that we offer at our lighting showrooms in Missouri:
- Wall mounts — A basic lighting essential that can be tailored to your personal design preference.
- Hanging lights — For the outdoor patios that have covers or ceilings.
- Chandeliers — For when you want to bring the elegance of your home’s style outdoors.
- Outdoor fans — So you can still enjoy your outdoor patio space during summer’s hottest days.
- Gas lanterns — To keep the bugs away at nighttime and to add a hip, modern design to your patio.
Explore Our Outdoor Lighting Options
At The Light House Gallery, we make it a priority to help our customers find the outdoor lighting solutions that work best for their everyday lifestyles. Whether you’re searching for outdoor hanging lights, sconces, fan, chandeliers or sconces, we can provide you with outdoor lighting that fits your home’s style.
We’ve been helping customers in the Missouri area for more than 55 years, and our family-owned business offers the largest lighting selection in the area. Be sure to stop by our showrooms in Springfield and Branson, Missouri to check out our lighting fixtures for yourself You can call our Springfield showroom at (417) 268-9444 or our Branson showroom at (417) 213-5312.