Patios are magnificently flexible spaces, if not a little boring by themselves. Think of your patio as a three-dimensional canvas that you can literally create anything on that you’d like. Perhaps you’ve just moved into your new home and you’ve got your very first patio, or maybe you’ve had one for a while and just didn’t know what to do with it. You can use this space in whatever way you want from a tiki hot tub paradise to a casual outdoor dining space. Here are some things to think about when you’re trying to dress yours up!
Lights, Camera, Action!
Patios are great, however, at nighttime patio lighting is often lackluster. For patios near the house, many people rely on a single bulb hanging near the back door or think that the lights from the lawn will help light the patio – not really!
Today there are many options for patios. Not only are solar lights affordable and reliable, they’re also amazingly diverse. Want a bit of a beach party mood? Add a whole collection of solar-powered string lights with round bulbs. Looking for something more romantic? Victorian-themed solar wall sconces can evoke a real mood. Add poles to elevate your lighting for even more flexibility in placement.
Fun in the Shade
Of course, the sun is wonderful, but have you tried the shade? The shade is great, especially on a sunny day in Las Vegas when the entire region is just a little too hot and a little too bright. Shades over the patio and lighter shades floating around the patio can also protect dining areas from debris that might fall from nearby trees, making dining outdoors more pleasurable.
Shade sails are easy to install, come in lots of fun colors, and lend a super modern look to all kinds of spaces. If you want something a little more serious and a lot fancier, aluminum pergolas with shade systems can be attached to your patio or home permanently. These often have shades that can be opened or closed to let the sun in – or not – as your heart desires. Some even come with curtains to create a more private space.
Roll Out the Carpet
Outdoor rugs are increasingly diverse – a must-have item for any patio to accompany and complement outdoor living furniture and tables. These rugs can be heavy-duty, with similar quality to rugs you might choose to have inside your house. A huge range of patterns and colors can help you create the atmosphere you’ve been dreaming of.
Using an outdoor rug can help keep your patio looking cleaner, as well as define specific spaces if your patio is larger and has a few different activity areas. You might color-coordinate one under your patio dining set (beneath your new pergola, of course), and add another to the set of patio furniture near the hot tub to encourage people to stop and have a chat.
Add a Touch of Green
Add lots of potted plants to the different areas of your patio. They can set the mood for and help separate the parts of your patio in a very soothing way. You can tell so much about a space with how potted plants are chosen and the kinds of pots they’re in. Sleek and modern areas might benefit from simple, upright foliage plants in tall, narrow pots. More traditional spaces could go full cottage core with some old wash tubs overflowing with your favorite annuals.
If Your Vision Is Lacking…
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