A comfortable and practical patio is an essential part of a beautiful backyard. It is a place where friends can gather and happy memories are made. Whether you are redesigning your patio space or hoping to add a patio to your yard for the first time, these tips are sure to set you in the right direction.
- Choose A Style
Before you spend money on decor and furniture and textiles, it is important to know what design style you want your patio to have. Spend some time browsing the internet and figuring out if you like something bohemian, or maybe more of an English tea party look. Whatever you choose, make sure all the decor you buy for the area fits that style.
- Find An Accent Piece
Having an accent piece will give your patio a focal point, as well as adding some interest to your space. Consider adding a special piece of artwork, or some unique throw pillows to an outdoor chaise lounger. These pieces can be different from the style you’ve decided on, but should still fit together seamlessly with the rest of your decorations.
- Add Plants
Even though your patio is outdoors and surrounded by greenery, it never hurts to add a few potted or hanging plants. Plants bring dimension and life to the space and are always a great conversation starter. If you are nervous about caring for plants, look into succulents and other low maintenance options.
- Hang String Lights
No matter your particular style, string lights are never a bad idea. They are great because they’re generally unnoticeable during the day, which transforms to night time extra special. They add warmth and coziness to your space and allow you to stay outside late into the night chatting and relaxing with friends.