Gravel patio makeover with brown outdoor wicker sectional on Thou Swell #gravelpatio #patiodesign #patiomakeover #beforeandafter #outdoordesign #patiodecor #homedesign

Today’s the big day for my Home Depot Style Challenge patio reveal! When I started dreaming up my patio makeover, I wanted to create a new outdoor room in a space that was a rather bleak concrete pad. I imagined defining the floor with a DIY gravel area and the walls with palms to make an inviting space that felt intimate but accommodating and inviting. Using these elements and our new Beverly sectional, the patio transformed into an outdoor living room with lush plant life and a splash of color. Ready to tackle your own patio makeover? Consider these tips: add gravel for a chic foundation, use potted palms for lushness and intimacy, stick with dark colored furniture for durability, add ambient lighting with string lights and lanterns, and tie together your space with a consistent color palette.

Gravel patio makeover with mixed pattern blue outdoor pillows on Thou Swell #gravelpatio #patiodesign #patiomakeover #beforeandafter #outdoordesign #patiodecor #homedesign

Gravel patio makeover with outdoor potting cart on Thou Swell #gravelpatio #patiodesign #patiomakeover #beforeandafter #outdoordesign #patiodecor #homedesign

Gravel patio makeover with outdoor dinner party on Thou Swell #gravelpatio #patiodesign #patiomakeover #beforeandafter #outdoordesign #patiodecor #homedesign

Make sure to check out the full post on the Home Depot blog for all of the reveal pictures, and don’t miss my DIY project to learn how to transform your own patio with gravel!

See the gravel patio makeover on Home Depot

Kevin O'Gara signature on Thou Swell

This project was sponsored by Home Depot, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!

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  1. Vin@hiphiphome wrote:

    That is a great makeover Kevin , I loved it ! Now if only summer would come just asap!
    I was gonna ask you about the rolling cart, but is that something you already had at hand?

    Posted 3.31.16 Reply
    • Thank you Vin! The rolling cart is actually from Ikea, but I gave it a coat of black spray paint to use outside!

      Posted 3.31.16 Reply