Patios are so ugly first thing in spring. Wet winter leaves are still caked in the corners, and everything is totally devoid of color until the plants turn green. So it feels really good to finally get your deck or patio to where it's usable and enjoyable.
For me, this requires comfy seating, some pillows, and some sort of bar cart. There must always be a bar cart. The goal here is to be relaxed, at ease, and maybe a little bit tipsy on the weekends.
Here are some of my favorites for dressing up your backyard nest:
(Images: as linked above)