Gazing at the patio and wishing to spruce up the gateway to heaven is something we all do. Many people believe that they need to change the entire decor while renovating their house.
However, it is not true. A few changes here and there can make a big difference.
Apart from the decor, when it comes to renovation people believe that the size of their patio plays a major role. Of course, having a big patio space enables you to incorporate various accessories.
But small patios are just as capable of pizzazz. Good things come in small packages, right?
Here, we have whipped up some patio designs that you could use irrespective of its size. From outdoor furnishing to vintage bargains, we have got it all covered.
So, put your decoration mode on and consider these points while decking up your patio.
The best way to convert your patio’s setting is via colours. They have a very strong power and can change your mood instantly.
Colours also speak a lot about human nature. In simpler words, if your patio is your outdoor sanctuary, then why not let it describe the type of person you are?
The best way to pimp up your patio and make it look vibrant all year along is to add a bold hit of colour. Simply pick up a cafe-inspired colour along with bistro furniture setting to intensify its effects.
If you have a window facing patio, then add shutters to it. If the shutter is not something you want, then you can even add a decorative fence or wall. But make sure you choose your favourite shade and combination.
After all, it is your personal space!
At times, because of the space of your patio, it becomes a bit difficult to add furniture. Also, when your patio is tight on space, adding anything would simply clutter up the area. Not to mention in situations like these, no amount of cleaning can help, as your patio lacks the required breathing space.
However, you can try incorporating hammock instead of furniture to avoid unnecessary mess. They are easy to fit in any space, making it look clean and modern. If you have trees beside your patio then simply tie it up with it.
If not, then you can attach it to a well-built wall by using a hook. Pile it high with cushions to make it your relaxing spot. You can even check which spot in your garden gets most of the sunlight and accordingly set your hammock.
There is no such rulebook that says you have to use your patio just the way it is. It is your personal asset and you are paying for the utilities.
So, change it according to your needs and demands. However, for people renting, it is advised not to put in a lot of money in order to change it – your landlord or landlady might have a thing or two to say about that!
When thinking of designing your patio, you need to smarten things up. If you have a two-level patio, then add a deck to the upper tier and put in some wooden furniture making it chic and practical.
To the lower tier, you can simply arrange different plants and flowers to glorify the style. You can also use bunting to decorate the patio. Now that you’re done decorating it, sit back and relax yourself with a hot cup of coffee.
A boho style goes amazingly well with a patio. If you admire the relaxing boho style, then you can consider adding it to your place. A Moroccan-inspired transformation incorporated with bright jewels of different shades, scattered embroidered cushions and an outdoor rug can bring out the beauty of your patio in an incredible way.
Glass tea light holders of various colours and punched metal lanterns used to hold candles during sunset can be a striking addition to such settings.
If your idea of relaxing is spending time in your garden by getting tan, reading books or just taking a small nap in your hammock, then you can consider adding a pond to it. This new feature can be the focal point of your patio.
A pond will increase the chances of wildlife in your garden, such as dragonflies and frogs. Also, it will help in the growth of flowers or plants placed in your patio.
Just dedicate a small part of your garden to the pond in order to get a therapeutic ambience. It will be surprising to know how a small addition can actually bring calmness in your life.
The best addition to your patio is a seating area. You need to understand that you are going to spend some time of your day in the patio.
Also, when your friends will come to see you, the patio would be the best place to sit and gossip. So for all of this, you will need to have seating arrangements at a dedicated corner of your patio.
You can add an L-shaped bench in one corner. If you’re looking for a more practical option, then get some concrete-made seats and throw some cushions on it making it a practical, yet comfortable setting.
You can choose your favourite fabric to sew foam for a comfy seat. A wooden lift-up seat with inside storage is also a good addition to your collection. If you want a shaded spot, then you can cover the seating area with the help of a canopy.
If you wish to use your patio during night, especially when it’s quite chilly, incorporate something like a fireplace to keep you warm.
Nonetheless, if there is not much space to dig up a fireplace, then you can make use of modern techniques like fire bowls and radiators.
You can consider a shower, tablecloth style, printed pattern or even simple, plain curtains for your outdoors. If you are not a fan of sewing it all by yourself, then you can purchase it according to your requirement and add stylish grommets at the top of your fabric. Once that’s done, all that you’ll be left with is to hang your curtain on a rod.
As you can see, it doesn’t require much to go from drab to fab. Just few tweaks, smart indulgence of furniture and stylishly arranged components can make your patio, your personal heaven to put your feet up in.