Three Ways to Update Your Patio for Summer Outdoor Entertaining with Creative Candles

You might be ready for summer, but is your patio? Porches, patios, decks and sunrooms are among the best places in your home to spend time in the warmer months. You can also make it your favorite space to entertain guests for summer soireés, barbeques and other get-togethers with just a few upgrades.

One of the top trends for summer 2017 is creating a seamless transition from your home to your outdoor space by borrowing décor from the interior. This means ditching the standard wrought iron patio tables and chairs and furnishing the space with more upscale pieces that look like they were created for the indoors. The patio has truly become an extension of your indoor space, so add some pillar candles to set the mood.

When it comes to outdoor decorating, you can never go wrong with a nautical color scheme. A mix of blues, red and white are not only perfect for patriotic summer holidays such as Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, they also provide a classic look year-round. So even if you’re landlocked, you can bring in the look and feel of a beach home with coastal style, especially with our ball and votive candles.

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Perhaps you’re craving to overhaul your space altogether. Designer Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo and her husband, Bob Russo, once pondered buying a weekend place in Connecticut, but instead, they decided to turn the roof of their Brooklyn brownstone into an entertaining oasis. Complete with a restaurant-worthy kitchen, lush greenery, a skyline view of downtown Manhattan and an abundance of seating for entertaining guests, the couple was thrilled with their new gorgeous rooftop patio. As seen on House Beautiful, the dining area features our pillar candles in varying sizes.