Patios and porch areas are some of the best places to unwind and enjoy the best moments of the day with your family and friends. Not only does it make sure you don’t get affected by the harshness of the weather like sunlight exposure and rainfall drenching, with a little bit of creativity, but you can also always spruce up space even more, and turn your patio into a lovely paradise for a relaxing retreat.
While there are countless things you can do with your available space, here are some of the 7 best patio decorating ideas that you can always use to expand your living space outdoors and turn it into some of the best places to relax and entertain.
Redefining the Seatings & Comfort
Dressing your existing furniture such as chairs, couches, or sofas with some luxury cushions and pillows can tune the comfort levels of the space. Choosing the right color combination for the same will also contribute towards enhancing the overall appeal of the area while also making it look more comfortable and inviting in return.
A couple of floor pillows and colorful poufs placed on lush rugs will undoubtedly add to the beauty of the space. They can also assist in serving as a great seating area to accommodate more people within!
If you like to use your patio, a compact set of tables for two (or four depending on the size) can also work wonders in redefining your dining experience.
Patios can also serve as an excellent means of delivering the best experiences dining al fresco. If the existing space allows you to do so, try adding a compact table for two (or more) within the area for enjoying a nice meal under the sun!
Decorating With Flowers and Greenery
No patio looks complete without the touch of greenery in the form of flora and plants. And there are plenty of options to choose from. You can garnish the furniture surroundings with sizeable plant pots, add some greenery to space, and decorate the remaining with a couple of flower pots. You can always add more seasonal color to your beautiful patio and make it more lively with container plants, perennials, and other shrubs. Just make sure you find the right plant that can grow sustainably within the existing climatic and weather conditions, and you are good to go!
Revitalizing the Wall
Wooden furniture texture and trees often blend up well, delivering more lively ambiance and feel closer towards nature. Decorating and designing your wall around the sitting area with your favorite plants can be a great way to host your favorite greenery. You can also mix up the arrangement with some hanging pots of your space. At the same time, you can also go with vertical plant walls and roofs to add more to the DIY decoration glam of your dwelling’s outdoor landscape. Vertical wall gardens add a fantastic aura to the atmosphere and environment around making every moment of yours spent in that space worth it in the end.
Add A Fence – Preserve Your Privacy
If privacy is a matter of concern and you certainly want to keep your neighbor’s nose out of your business whenever enjoying some good time in the backyard or garden area, or add some fence and respect your privacy while you are having a good relaxing time at your turf. You’ll also get amazing with some of the custom-built privacy screens and panels that you can readily add to shade up your patio and preserve your privacy.
Add Some Fire
A backyard patio today, no matter how small or big, is incomplete without a fireplace (pit) around as that’s one of the best places to spend quality time with family, friends, and neighbors. It’s always good to enjoy the heat of the fire on a chilling night under the sky sitting around with family and friends – I mean, who wouldn’t love to do that every once in a while!
Lighten Up Your Patio
From adding a decorative appeal to fancying up the backyard space, installing a matching and suitable lighting fixture at the outdoors can absolutely transform the whole area into an eye-catching and illuminating place, giving it a more bold look in return. There are thousands of options to choose from. You are sure to find the ones that would perfectly complement the whole desire and help you create the right ambiance to soothe up your mood and help you relax.
Add A Pathway
Adding a pathway between your home and your patio can enhance the overall look of the landscape. It would also be great for keeping your feet and shoes off the mud and dirt in the meantime. From DIY ing a normal wooden pallet pathway to adding custom stone designs to match the contemporary style of your outdoor view, there are a lot of things you can experiment with here. Ofcourse, you can always decorate it with some lighting and brighten up the floor space and keep the pathway distinctive! While these are just a handful of patio decorating ideas for your home, you should always feel free to experiment by adding something new and go out of the box. Do something unexpected, change it the way you want, as that.’
Sarah Eberle qualified and became a member of the Landscape Institute in 1980. Over the last 26 years she has practised landscape architecture and garden design, running her own business in Devon.
During the 1990s, Sarah joined Hillier Landscapes as Design Director, where she is still a shareholder but also runs her own practice in Hampshire.
Sarah has an esteemed record in RHS shows, having won eight Gold medals, Best in Show and the George Cook award for innovation twice at Hampton Court. Sarah has also exhibited at Tatton Park and BBC Gardeners’ World Live.