It’s hard to hate the great outdoors! Americans spend 14 hours a week outside. While many Americans go to parks or nature preserves, most of this time outdoors is spent in patios and backyards.
A patio is a great way to create an outdoor space that is all your own. However, you shouldn’t just lay some concrete out and call it a day. You should take a few steps to make your patio truly relaxing.
What can you do to celebrate the outdoors on your patio? What are some bold decoration ideas you can use? How can you create some privacy for yourself?
Answer these questions and you can create the best patio in your neighborhood. Here is your quick guide.
Add Some Plants
Many people like to go outdoors to be near nature. Even if you live in a city or a suburb, you can create a natural oasis for yourself by adding some plants to your patio.
At a minimum, put a few potted plants around the perimeter of your patio. If you want to get more ambitious, you can plant a garden on the edge of your patio. Feel free to add color to your small outdoor space by growing flowers.
Install a Water Feature
A water feature is a sculpture that uses flowing water in some way. If you want classy and traditional outdoor decorations, you can put a fountain on your patio. You can buy one that looks like a waterfall or a tree trunk, which can make your space seem more natural.
You can also add an outdoor shower. This is a good idea if you do a lot of yard work or go for runs outside. To make your shower more decorative, you can paint it in different colors or use natural wood.
Put Out Outdoor Furniture
Chairs are a good way to create a more relaxing space. But if you really want to relax, you should put out recliners and couches so you can lie down.
If you want to create a space for your family to gather in, you should put a table in the middle of your patio and arrange chairs around it. You can also pair chairs together and put a small table between each pair.
Create an Enclosed Outdoor Space
If you don’t have a roof over your patio, you should install one. It will protect your patio from the elements and create shade for you to rest in. You should also put up patio shades to reduce the glare from sunlight, which can make it hard to see.
Feel free to put up walls so your neighbors cannot see you. Make sure the material of your walls matches your roof and shades.
Make a Beautiful Patio Now
Your patio is your very own outdoor space, so make the most of it. Put some plants on your patio, especially beautiful flowers with exotic petals. Place a fountain or another water feature to create interesting visuals.
To make a seating or dining space, you should put a few chairs and tables out. You may want to put a roof, shades, and walls around your patio so you can block out extreme sunlight and create an intimate space.
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- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.