There’s really nothing that can bring a garden to life and help you make the most of your outdoor living spaces quite like a patio. Even the smallest and simplest patio can transform largely any outdoor area into the kind of functional living space that’s nothing short of idyllic during the warmer months of the year. Of course, the fact that patios are known to have a direct and highly positive impact and can increase property values is a bonus.
Dressing your outdoor area, can be relaxing yet can really make your house feel ‘’finished’ in full. We will look into furniture, accessories and flooring to make your little outdoor space as cosy as possible.
|How lovely is this copper industrial wall? Love this lovely set up from Wyevale Garden Centres and all products on pic available from them.|
Use Secluded Spaces
Think of those quiet, perhaps unused corners of the garden where currently nothing exciting happens whatsoever. Now, picture that same corner of the garden with an elegant patio, a contingency of outdoor furniture and a world of wonderful summer evenings to enjoy. Some people will place it right next to the house, but if your garden is long, think of the dogs playing or children playing and pick a place rather hidden little further.
Don’t Be Afraid of Colour
As much as important is colour scheme indoor, that outdoor it’s a must too. You can go for one colour hues, bring some theme vibes or style and bit of your personality to your outdoor space via furniture, accessories as well as flooring. There are so many types of incredible choices for creative patio paving available these days that when it comes to colours, styles, shapes and so on the opportunities really are endless. Whether choosing a single colour for the entire patio, inter-mixing a couple of contrasting colours or going for something of an elaborate mosaic effect, working with colour really can help you create a stunning final effect. I love how the outdoor space changed for Kimberly from Swoonworthy. She went through several themes from colourful, to boho and glam boho which work beautifully whether in dark or daylight.
Furniture and accessories.
This is perfect way to finish up. Once your fire pit and flooring is chosen, get to select great furniture. Today, the selections are endless from great rattan garden furniture to metal or plastic. the first two are more practical if you have a shed as you need to cover them during rainy days. All accessories must be waterproof and durable of course, but these days there is so many beautiful designs that you won’t be able to resist. Just look at the Miafeur outdoor monochrome rug, it’s a perfect way to add this final touch to your space.
|Items from right: Dash & Albert Europe outdoor soft furnishing, Lights4Fun Santorini lights, Olia and Grey lanterns, MiaFluer outdoor monochrome rug, High seat rattan garden furniture from Fishpools,|
|MiaFluer outdoor monochrome rug|
The same also goes for the borders surrounding your patio and the shape of the patio itself. While it may be the most common approach taken by most, there is absolutely nothing to say that your patio must feature nothing but straight lines and angles. Quite to the contrary in fact, curved borders, round patios and creative shapes in general can be incredibly eye-catching. What’s more, there’s nothing to say they have to be any more difficult to design and create in the first place than any other type of patio. Think as well about our shed, whether go for a square or more funky one. No shed? No problem, dress the space with cool lighting and accessories.
|Beautiful outdoor space with curved garden patio stones and fire pit.(source)|
Install a Fire Pit
If you already have a patio installed, one of the best ways of maximising the amount of time you get to enjoy each year is to install an attractive fire pit. Not only do these simple fixtures make for outstanding decorative touches in their own right, but also offer even greater practicality. Being able to stay warm throughout evenings and perhaps even into the winter months will help ensure you get so much more from your patio in general.
Get Creative with Lighting
Last but not least, getting creative with lighting options is another fantastic way of enhancing and improving an existing patio. Rather than simply using powerful floodlights to illuminate your exteriors, it’s worth exploring the extensive range of creative and designer lighting products available. And of course, there are also thousands of simple DIY projects out there, for anyone that would like to try their hand at creating their own decorative patio lighting.
|Lights4Fun beautiful setting and their Deluxe Party Bundle|
Use DIY planters
Garden without plants, it’s not a garden isn’t? If you rent or the soil it’s not particularly great, think of using some cool planters to keep your flowers and plants in it. I’ve seen tonnes of inspirations but sometimes the simplicity is the key.
*collaborative posts but opinion and grammar errors as always mine, you know girl gonna eat 😉