Making the most of your patio space can mean all the difference when it comes to entertaining and outdoor fun.
While your outdoor space can be for play, it also doubles as your grilling station, your personal garden, and your favorite place to relax with your morning coffee. So why shouldn’t you view the design and décor of outdoor patio space the same as you would your indoor space?
Whether your deck is larger than life or cute and cozy, your patio space can be transformed into a practical and stylish entertainment hub for you and your guests. See how to make the most out of your patio space.
Patio furniture is probably the first purchase you’re going to make when you’re designing your patio layout. It’s also one of the most difficult items to choose from! Note to keep the layout of your space in mind when choose your furniture. Ask yourself: Am I going to be lounging or dining? How much space am I able to work with? What is my backyard color scheme going to be?
These questions will help you narrow down the style and size you’ll need to properly accommodate your patio and your guests. Remember to opt for weatherproof materials that can withstand rain and can be easily tied down in case of strong winds.
If you’re deciding to switch up the flooring in your patio, make sure you choose a type that will resist harmful outdoor elements, like water and dirt. Natural stone materials like limestone and travertine are two popular picks for patio spaces and pool decks, as they are available in more matted finishes and have a nice natural appearance for exteriors. A limestone like Crema Europa, for instance, serves as a beautifully neutral-colored stone ideal for outdoor spaces (see it as part of a gorgeous patio here).
When it comes to entertaining, you’re going to want all the essentials to create the perfect backyard ambiance. A barbecue is great for grilling, and is always a hit with guests. If you want to make the most of your small patio space, try using a portable grill or an upright BBQ designed for smaller yards.
Other functional and stylish decor pieces to add to your party patio are outdoor rugs, tiki torches, outdoor coffee tables and a big tall umbrella.
Bringing the indoors outside can brighten up your patio space and transform it into a cozy and comfortable lounge that’s brimming with personality. Find some outdoor pillows to add an extra personal touch to your patio furniture and, if space permits, opt for a cozy hammock that everyone will be sure to love. Hanging string lights across your porch rails or patio fence is also a great and efficient way to warm up the space.
Using other indoor decor, such as colorful vases and lanterns, on your deck will also add color, depth, and dimension to your outdoor living space.
Learning how to make the most of your patio can turn your bland deck into an enchanting new outdoor lounge for you and your guests to enjoy.
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