5 essentials to perk up your patio for spring

Southeastern Salvage
Photo via Southeastern Salvage’s Facebook

Spring is here, which means it’s time to perk up that patio and spend some time in the sunshine. Here are five essential items you need and where to get them around Birmingham. 

1. Furniture

Photo via La-Z-Boy’s Facebook

When perking up your patio for spring, first start with seating. 

For larger spaces, consider:

  • Couches or loveseats
  • Benches
  • Chair swings or hammock chairs

For smaller patio spaces, try:

  • Adirondack chairs
  • Rocking chairs
  • Lounge chairs
  • Stacking chairs

Next, consider a table. Whether you’re seeking a large table that can fit a whole family or just need a small table or two to rest some drinks, there are lots of options. 

For a variety of patio furniture just right for your space, shop these local spots:

  • La-Z-Boy: 1811 Crestwood Blvd, Irondale, AL , 35210 | 5401 Hwy 280, Birmingham, AL 35242 | 2944 AL-150, Birmingham, AL 35244

La-Z-Boy offers indoor decorating items, too. Discover some here.

2. Lights

Summer Classics
Let there be light. Photo via Summer Classics’ Facebook

A patio filled with sunshine may fill your day with joy, but what do you do when the sun goes down? The answer—just add lights. From tiki torches to a string of twinkle lights, your patio will be primed so you can relax and enjoy your outdoor space.

Where can you find the perfect lighting for your patio? Try these places:

Lighting Concepts: 570 Simmons Dr, Trussville, AL 35173

Summer Classics: 3140 Pelham Pkwy, Ste 200, Pelham, AL 35124

3. Welcome Mat/Rug

Southeastern Salvage Home Emporium
A fun patterned rug makes any patio pop. Photo via Southeastern Salvage Home Emporium’s Facebook

When punching up your patio this spring, don’t forget a rug or friendly welcome mat. Choose a design that’s subtle or bold and your outdoor space will pull together perfectly.

Southeastern Salvage Home Emporium: 5421 Beacon Dr, Irondale, AL 35210

4. Grill

Absco Fireplace & Patio
A double Green Egg for grilling magic. Photo via Absco Fireplace & Patio’s Facebook4

More patio time means more get-togethers, which makes owning a grill a must. For a simple charcoal grill or something more upscale, shop these local stores:

5. Plants

Forest Park
Ooo la la. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Now that you’ve taken care of the big things like furniture, pull it all together with greenery. From hanging vines to potted flowers, a plant or two will bring your space to life.

To find the perfect plants for your patio, check these local spots:

  • Shoppe: 3815 Clairmont Ave, Birmingham, AL 35222

Find even more nurseries around Birmingham here

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