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What are some cool patio decorating ideas?

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Cool patio decorating ideas include decorating the patio and surrounding outdoor area in a certain theme such as a jungle, Winnie the Pooh's 100-acre wood, the Australian Outback, an African savannah or a beach. Since the decorating space is outdoors, there are a huge variety of options for designing something interesting and fun around the patio that extends into the backyard.

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When decorating the patio, first take into consideration the amount of space available. For large outdoor spaces, an Outback design could work well, as the yard space can be made to look like a wide open desert with touches of Australia around the edges of the patio and as furniture accents. Such a style of decoration requires some elaborate design skills in order for the finished product to look authentic. Decide if something so time consuming is within the skill-set of the person doing the work or if not, consider whether hiring a contractor or designer is affordable. If the project is self-designed and built, try sketching out ideas first, and then taking them to a local contractor or design store for consultation on the logistics and whether the desired design is practical. A professional can also offer some guidance on the estimated overall cost for a project.

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