Turn your plain patio into a space you look forward to using. These trends help you create patio perfection.
Choose Square, Modular Furniture
Select the right style of furniture to create an oasis in your patio space. Choosing a square, modular look provides that feeling of a contemporary hotel that you don’t have to leave home to enjoy. You can pick from a variety of styles, like those with a rattan or wicker base and comfy cushions. When adding cushions, try the popular navy blue, burnt orange and red colors, and purchase cushions that are moisture-proof. Place the furniture in pods best suited for conversation.
Cover It Up
Have a pergola and ceiling fan installed over your lounge area to add shade and air circulation for a more comfortable entertaining environment. Or maybe you need full cover with a tented section for extra hot days and inclement weather. Think about which direction your patio faces and what kind of weather would affect your enjoyment of the space.
Be Selective With Potted Plants
Keep your potted plant selection limited so the space feels open and welcoming. Create a theme and then select pots with character that tie into that theme. Have fun with it and use pops of coordinating colors for dynamic impact. Consider using tall grasses in corner pots. Small herb pots like lavender or lemon balm add a natural, pleasant scent to your space and can help keep the bugs away.
Light With Edison Bulbs
Edison bulbs are hip and look great for patios. These bulbs provide more diffused light than the older, fairy lights version, and the soothing light helps create a relaxed environment. Most Edison bulbs are usable outdoors, but check before purchasing. Go the safe route and have an electrician properly wire your new space so everything is up to code for years of worry-free enjoyment.
Gas Fire Pits Are In
If you want to stick with trends, think gas fire pit over the wood-burning option. Gas fire pits are cleaner, easier to use and appeal to buyers if you decide to sell your home. Adding a built-in model is great for maximizing space and offers a sleek, modern look to your space. Don’t worry, you can still roast marshmallows over the gas fire pit for the perfect s’mores snack.
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