What's hot on patios this summer?

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When the weather obeys, patios can be an extension of our homes. With the right decorating, patios can actually feel like another room in your house.

Check out these trends when decorating your patio.

Look to the past: This season, patio trends are following the mid-century modern style, taking trends from the 1960's and the early 1970's. Some elements include simple and open looks for furniture and styling. They also include angular geometric shapes.

Go global: Also trending in patios are international designs. Asian elements like pagodas, lanterns and plants are popular in outdoor living spaces. Moroccan style can be seen in patio trends through ottomans, brightly colored pillows and rugs, and lanterns. For a Mediterranean feel, incorporate urns, fountains and tiles.

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