June 21 has come and gone, summer is finally here, and it’s time to unveil your patio after ignoring it for six months. Before you pull your all-weather wicker out of storage, take a look around. Do you want to redo the floors? Plant a new garden? Spruce up the walls? If you find yourself itching to give the space a makeover—big or small—read on. Pinterest just released their Summer Entertaining Report, highlighting the outdoor decor ideas trending right now. Incorporate a few of these upgrades and prepare yourself for a chorus of oohs and aahs when guests arrive.

Throw a party in the front yard

Don’t despair if your backyard is tiny (or just nonexistent). With a little design love, a porch or front stoop can be an equally lovely entertaining spot. Pinners’ searches for front yards are up 67 percent.

Traditional Outdoor Space by Thad Hayes and Alan Wanzenberg Architect in Hamptons, New York
The main porch of a 100-year-old Shingle-style Hamptons home evokes the old with an updated touch.

Scott Frances

Make the space as close to an indoor living room as possible

People are excited about outdoor living rooms (searches have climbed 32 percent this year). Rugs, coffee tables, throw pillows, and upholstered furniture are all fair game for your terrace.

Contemporary porch by Juan Montoya Design in Southampton, NY
On the rear porch of a Juan Montoya–designed home in Southampton, New York, wicker seating surrounds a teak table by Andrianna Shamaris.

Björn Wallander

Tile the patio floor

In bright shades and spunky patterns, outdoor tile does double duty, infusing an outdoor space with personality while easily withstanding the elements. All this to say, we aren’t surprised Pinterest searches for it are up 32 percent.

Exotic Outdoor Living by Robert Willson and David Serrano and Bohl Architects in Merida, Mexico
A Piranesi-inspired mural by Miguel Rivero and Eduardo Cortes overlooks the pool at dealers David Serrano and Robert Willson’s Mérida, Mexico, home, which was renovated by Bohl Architects.

Tim Street-Porter

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