Summer is upon us, and that means one thing: Patio Parties! While drinks and snacks are a given, what often goes ignored is the unsung hero of every successful party: decor. From choosing the right decorations to fit your intended mood, to the specific challenges around throwing a party exposed to the elements, we asked a handful of our Style contributors for their favourite pieces of patio decor. They delivered in spades, and we're passing their wisdom on to you. Happy hosting!
Allure of Simplicity" />
Subtle elegance and fruity simplicity were the key inspirations behind Aney Mei's
sunday brunch themed party. Check out the great view from her patio, as well!
Sarah Ohm.com" />
Pulling off a patio party in the big city is a tricky prospect, but Sarah Ohm
has found a handful of clever ways to throw a great shindig with limited balcony space.
The Fashion Stir Fry" />
Showing a true flair for decoration, Busola Coutts
shows us how to theme your patio party around colour accents, and the results speak for themselves.
What Emily Said" />
By embracing patterns and subtle embellishments, Emily Hayward
has found a great way to upgrade the typical backyard BBQ.
Red Lips Blue Eyes" />
By moving towards natural lighting and fresh flowers, Morgan Cadenhead
has brought a sense of nature into her patio decor, to great results.