It’s summer here in Dallas, and many people love to spend time outdoors on your backyard patio and/or underneath their pergola. From watching the sun rise or set to having coffee and breakfast with friends, you can relax and enjoy nature easily from the comfort of your home.

Compass Outdoor Design is a patio contractor that specializes in creating unique and custom spaces for Dallas/Fort Worth homeowners. From pools, patios, and pergolas, to paved walkways, driveways, and arbors, we’ve got your needs covered. Below, we’ll go over some great backyard patio decorating tips to make your patio sizzle for the summer. Contact our outdoor living design firm for a free estimate today!

Fire PitAdd a Firepit

As long as you don’t have a pergola, you can add an outdoor fire pit and some lounge chairs for the perfect gathering area. Use in the spring and fall on those crisp mornings or nights, or use as a great source of light when the sun sets and you are hanging out with friends. Firepits have the ability to effect a warmth and calm, so they are great additions to outdoor living spaces.

Outdoor lightsAdd Outdoor Lighting

Since the summers are so hot here in DFW, many people love being outside on their backyard patio once the sun sets and the temperatures start to drop. However, you still want to be able to see your friends and family, your book you are reading, or your glass of wine you are sipping on. By adding in great outdoor lighting to your backyard patio, such as string lights or lamps, you’ll not only add lighting, but you’ll also create ambiance as well.

Plant LIfeAdd Plant Life

The color green reminds us of nature, and even though we probably have a nice green backyard with trees and grass, it’s nice to have potted plants up close and personal to enjoy as well. Green plants help us to relax similar to fires, and the color green inspires creativity, too. You can place a plant on your patio table or invest in a large plant in the corner. Flowers are great additions, too.

Lounge chairAdd Lounge Chairs and an Umbrella

Laying outside in a reclining position with an umbrella enjoying the temperatures is a great way to relax and take a break from the stresses of life. If you have a pool or spa, this is almost a requirement. Pair it with an end table to place your favorite adult beverage, your phone, and your book, and you are as close to heaven as possible here on earth. Call our outdoor design firm to learn more today.

sitting areaCreate Sitting Areas

If you just have chairs haphazardly around your backyard patio at your Dallas/Fort Worth home, the area can seem a bit chaotic and tense. However, when you create small, intimate sitting areas for you and your guests to enjoy, you can create harmony and the opportunity for conversations and connections. Compass Outdoor Design specializes in creating these unique enclaves for you to enjoy. Contact us to learn more!

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gazeboWhile decorating for your outdoor patio is fun and exciting, you’ll want to keep in mind the function of this space. Do you want a space to eat, relax, or entertain? Do you want to keep it small or do you want to be able to have lots of friends over? Once you know the function of your backyard patio, the rest will be a breeze.

Our outdoor design process is simple. We sit down with you, discover your needs and wants for your backyard patio, and set a schedule that works for you. Our mission is to ensure you are 100% satisfied with our design work so you can have the oasis you crave.

Compass Outdoor Design in Dallas/Fort Worth is a patio contractor that offers amazing outdoor and patio designs to suit your needs. From covered patios and outdoor kitchens to fountains and gardens, we can ensure your outdoor space fits your needs. Being able to come home and relax is essential these days. With our outdoor designs, you’ll have the perfect harmonious blend to keep your stress levels in check. Reach out to schedule a free estimate today!