You can decorate the patio by incorporating the furniture in that area. The furniture of the patio has to be given a facelift. The furniture that is meant for outdoors could be made to look in a completely new way by giving them a spray paint job. You can get the paints in many colors so that will enable you to make the furniture look very colorful and bright. it is not a big deal or too flashy to color the outdoor furniture brightly as they are going to be outside.
You may have to buy some new furniture for the patio if the old ones are not in a very good condition. You if you do, then make sure that you get furniture that are made of materials, which are resistant to the external conditions like moisture or extensive heating. Get a nice light fixture installed din order to make the patio look good during the nigh time.