The Shadowy Side of Gardening

Areas that get full or nearly full sunlight are the coral reefs of the gardening world they’re the places where the most dramatic colors appear and the greatest variety of life thrives. They’re the main attraction, the stars of the show. Everyone loves a sunny garden.
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5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Patio in 2023

Spring is that magical time of year when your patio suddenly becomes the most important room of the house… whether you’re ready or not.

To help you quickly spruce up your outdoor space, we turned to our expert staff for a few tips!

#1: The early bird gets the Winston. Winston patio furniture at Wannemaker'sIf you want to get the best patio furniture, don’t wait until warmer weather. Head to Wannemaker’s showroom ASAP for a huge selection of patio furniture, fire tables, umbrellas, décor and so much more.

Speaking of Winston: From now through March 25th, 2023, you can take an additional 10% off all Winston Patio Furniture at Wannemaker’s. Early birds get all the deals.

#2: Liven things up with new cushions. If you already have a good patio furniture set, consider freshening it up with a new set of cushions. Cushions take a beating throughout the year. Getting a fresh set can make your furniture look good as new, while giving you an opportunity to play with new styles. Speaking of cushions…

New home accessories#3: Don’t mess around. Get really, really good cushions.

You know what’s better than replacing your cushions season after season, year after year? Getting ones that are made to last. Wannemaker’s carries hundreds of excellent replacement cushions, including the amazing Sunbrella brand. Woven with a special high-performance fabric, Sunbrella cushions are designed to withstand anything the Midwest throws your way, while providing long-lasting comfy-ness.

#4: Shake things up with new accessories. Going for a new look doesn’t mean your patio needs a total overhaul. Instead, try mixing up your style with new accessories, like Wannemaker’s flameless candles, throw pillows, pottery, statuary and umbrellas. A little bit of good stuff goes a long way.

#5: Make it magenta. We’re all for bucking trends. But have you seen Pantone’s Color of the Year, Viva Magenta? It really pops!

From pillows and pottery to flowers and more, there are all kinds of clever ways to bring this and other trendy colors (lookin’ at you, jeweled tones) to your outdoor space. Talk to our staff for more tips on how you can bring your unique style to life.

Shop Chicagoland’s Best Outdoor Living Selection

Learn more about our patio furniture here, and explore Wannemaker’s full Outdoor Living selection at our Downers Grove showroom!