How to Decorate Your Patio

A patio can be used for many things, from a relaxing night out sipping on some wine to a rambunctious BBQ with the family. It’s essentially an extension of a living room and can be stylishly decorated in different ways according to which suits your purpose. Here are some decorating ideas you might want to incorporate into your patio for that added flair or ambience.

Furniture

A patio is supposed to help you wind down. While the furniture should mirror the architectural style you use in the house, you still have to make sure you scale the sizing appropriately. You don’t want your furniture to end up being a traffic hazard instead. Keep the space more open and simple. Also make sure that you choose furniture meant to withstand the great outdoors. You can even invest in outdoor furniture cushions, that are made to repel moisture rather than absorb it.

Pergolas

By building a pergola over your outside space, you give it more of a romantic and stylish appearance, which is its greatest selling point. But these structures can also protect the furniture from the elements of the outdoors to some extent while also aiding vine/creeper growth. All in all it simply enhances your outdoor space so call for a quote and definitely make the arrangements!

Open Kitchen

Outdoor kitchen equipment can carry a hefty price tag but they are definitely a promising investment for big families or homeowners that love hosting parties. Food on the grill always seems to be so much more delicious, plus having zero percent of that humidity from cooking fill up the indoor kitchen almost seals the deal.

Lighting

The right lighting fixtures on your deck or patio can transform the space into something simply magical. There are different types of lighting you can invest in to create a soft glow perfect for those romantic nights out, just gazing at the stars. You’ll want to embed the lights on the stairway or even as small stepping stones. You can also make use of landscape lights on fences or walls to illuminate the walkways.

Personality

Since any items you bring to this space have to be able to withstand wind or rain, it’s better to exhibit your personality through ornaments and textures like water features, or bamboo products, lattice framework, unique pots etc. You can create quite a naturalistic yet minimal vibe by playing around with more rustic, earthy colours. This also tends to be more eye-catching and looks great when lit up by soft lights so your guests will definitely love it.

Greenery

You can complete the earlier look by complimenting all your wooden products with some foliage. Hanging plants are a new trend that elevates a space so make sure you give it a shot! Herb gardens would really suit an outdoor space but so would plants that don’t need much water like cacti or succulents so it depends on your weather conditions in the area and how much the plants will be naturally exposed to them.

By using these tips to decorate your patio, you will definitely blow the socks off your guests and leave them in awe! How would you style your patio?

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