There are many things you can do to turn a drab patio or deck into your own litte oasis.
If you are putting your house on the market, turning this space into another room will help visitors see the potential of your house.
The key is to make your outdoor room look as inviting as possible. So think about it just as you would any other room in your house.
This means you should invest in furniture that will give a feeling of luxury, turning your patio into a place of relaxation. Group your furniture, just as you would indoors. Invest in comfortable furniture, such as a chaise lounge.
Colors and materials
Try to complement the décor inside your house by using similar colors and materials. If, for example, you have a wooden floor inside, try to make it look as if the floor extends outside by using similar materials. Use your choice of furniture to pick up colors you've used inside and bring them outside.
There are many low-cost options for lighting outdoors, such as battery-operated lights or torches. Then you'll be able to extend the use of your outdoor room into the night.
Clean it up
Scrub the paving, perhaps using a power washer, and scrub the decking to make it look like new again.