Posted on Sep 20, 2008 | Comments 0
Do you want to extend your living area outdoors? A relaxing patio is the best starting point.
Because they emphasize being at one with nature, include natural elements, and plenty of good taste to create a convivial entertainment area.
Here are a few patio decorating ideas to help you to design the patio of your dreams.
Clean it up often
If you ensure that the patio and its surroundings are clean and clear from unnecessary litter and dried or dead leaves, your first decorating step is complete.
Ensure that proper maintenance and a regular upkeep routine is followed before implementing any new decorating processes.
Keep it simple
Forget curves and fancy shapes. Go for a paving slab that matches the color of your house to create balance and harmony rather than standing out like a sore thumb. By the same token, keep it interesting by adding colorful accessories like cushions, chimneys or outdoor fireplaces.
Complement house design
Choose a patio design that suits the style and age of your house most ideally. For example, a Victorian-style house looks best with an intricate patio with complete wrought iron patio furniture.
Besides adding a tranquil element to a patio, plants can liven up walls and create a sense of privacy by screening out unwanted views. Vines are very useful in small spaces and garden structures like pergolas can help them to grow upwards without taking up too much valuable space. Make use of perennials, shrubs and fragrant plants to create a living, multi-dimensional effect.
Create an inviting atmosphere with comfortable patio furniture that will make you want to spend long hours on it.
Select something durable and light like cane or rattan for a refreshing country feeling. Rattan is particularly good since it has a tendency to either heat up or freeze according to climatic conditions.
Illuminate your patio space with effective lighting. Besides brightening up your outdoor space, it can enhance the mood of your outdoor living area and create layers of light for different effects.
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