Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to fluff up those outdoor cushions, open the pool, and get your backyard ready for barbecue season once and for all! But decorating outdoors can sometimes be harder than expected. That’s why we’re here to give you a few tips on how you can add color and life to your backyard this summer.

Two lawn chairs in a beautifl garden

1) Flowers, flowers, flowers!

One of the best ways to add color to any outdoor space is by adding flower beds.

2) Move indoor accessories outside.

The next time you’re having people over, move some of your favorite throw pillows, tables, and chairs from inside to the great outdoors. You’ll probably have to bring them back in once the night is over, but they’ll help create a more inviting atmosphere.

3) Paint old and dated brick.

Is a red, cracking brick wall the focal point of your backyard? If so, paint over it with a bright, summer hue.

4) Add mood lighting.

Because the days are so long in the summer, you don’t need much outside lighting. That being said, you do still need some for when the party lasts late into the night. Lights along a pathway will keep everyone safe while still remaining subtle.

5) Add seating.

Have more than just chairs out around the table. Incorporating a small sitting area will encourage people to hangout and make use of your backyard throughout the season. 

6) Clean everything.

Sometimes, all your backyard needs to bring it back to its original glory is a good scrubbing. If your furniture is filled with pollen or dust, grab a microfiber cloth and follow our recipe for spotless furniture.


Action Glass Co., creates custom glass table tops to suit any and all of your needs. Whether you need indoor or outdoor furniture, our glass table tops can range in thickness, size, and design. And if what you need isn’t a stock item, we’ll provide you with a free estimate on a custom glass top.