A patio space you have in your garden makes a really nice space to spend time when you’re outside. It’s a little nook of the outdoor slice that comes with your house, where you can sit and sip tea and read your favourite book for as long as you want. We can even recreate it on a balcony or by an open window! Here’s how to give your space that sunny, patio feel.
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Use Colourful Furniture Items – if you want to make yourself a cutesy space, bright and pastel hues are perfect! They recreate that beachy vibe. One of the best ways to pull this off is by incorporating some colourful furniture into your patio space; chairs in ice lolly colours to sit down on, or even just pastel cushions to relax on when it’s a warm day outside.
Even wicker seats can be bright white, pastel pink or yellow. You can put mosaic patterns to good use especially as they’re easy to paint up yourself and lay out as a blanket on the ground of your patio, or use the fabric as a replacement seat for those deck chairs you own, it can easily be swapped out!
Set Up a Plant Wall – plant walls are always popular with people who sit out on their patio, seeing as they offer plenty of privacy, and they look real good too! You don’t even need an actual wall here to make use of, if you don’t have any of your exterior walls spare. All you need is a bit of panelling or fencing; indeed, you can buy treated timber at George Hill that’s perfect for a DIY project like this.
Once you’ve got the base, and you’ve ever painted or sealed it in a colour you like, make sure you set it into the ground that borders you away from prying neighbour eyes, and also helps to shield the sun. Of course, you’re still going to need a bit of sun to keep the plants growing, so don’t orientate it away from the sun completely!
Then buy up some vertical planters, or make your own, and hang them up on the fence. Then get to planting to your heart’s content – you’ll want plenty of greenery here, but you can plant as much colour into the wall as you like too.
Make Good Use of Cover – if your patio space is out of doors it’s a wonderful idea to install some sort of rainproof cover, to dodge those short spring showers! Think of those dens or pillow forts you built as a kid; they were all covered up and you could retreat inside them when you wanted some peace and quiet! Which means you’re going to need to get your hands on a gazebo here, if you don’t have any kind of porch that already came with the house. Even a tall tree that offers a lot of shade could work well here!
Set it up over your patio, and make sure you block off a couple of sides, one at the least with the plant wall we mentioned above. This works well for creating shade and a lot more privacy than just a fence will offer. And when it gets cold or wet outside, and you fancy letting the sun in for a little bit, you can always take the gazebo down again.
Install a Fire Pit – and of course, nothing says cozy like a fire pit! A firepit is very inviting, and if you have a friend or two over in the future, crowding around it with marshmallows is a great way to have a cute and cozy evening together. Sure, you can buy one, but you don’t have to. If you can build one into your patio, you’ll always be able to make use of it. Just make sure you know how to clean it out, and ensure it’s safe to use. We hope you enjoy your new cute and comfy patio area!