The Commonwealth Blog

Monday, August 20, 2018

How to Create the Perfect Patio

Creating a relaxing outdoor space is essential to maximize every inch of your patio. You want a space that is inviting, comforting, and welcoming. You want your family and guests to enjoy the outdoors without leaving the warmth of your home.  With the right furniture, rugs, greenery, and accessories you can turn any outdoor space into the patio you’ve always wanted. No matter the size you’re working with, we have tips to turn any patio into an outdoor oasis.

Create a Luxurious Place to Lounge

The right seating turns any space into a welcoming lounge of relaxation. Make sure you include enough seating for guests to feel welcome. Couches can be bulky. If you are lacking space try lounge or Adirondack chairs, a daybed or even a hammock. Anywhere you can put your feet up after a long day will ensure the comfort you are looking for.

Create a comforting look. You want an outdoor space that feels as cozy as it can be, so spice it up with decorations that feel like home. Outdoor rugs are a perfect way to add color and comfort without the hassle of having to paint your patio. Floor pillows can add texture and can be easily tucked away until you need them for extra seating.

Light the Mood

Lighting is everything. It’s no different with your outdoor space. Lighting gives you the ability to set the mood and can create a relaxing vibe from first glance. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Be bold and create a statement with your lighting choices. For an outdoor space, try hanging lights to draw attention vertically. Even as the sun sets, your guests will be impressed by the warm welcoming glow of your patio.

Illuminate your relaxing space and be sure to include lights around your dining area or conversation corner. You want to make sure the party can keep shinning well after dark. Try hanging string lights around the perimeter of your patio to light up your space from every angle. Lanterns are another great addition to any patio, giving it a rustic elegant look with little effort. Be sure to use outdoor cords and light bulbs to ensure safety and long-lasting quality. 

Get Creative with Curtains

Lacking privacy? Hang curtains to create a chic and private look at little cost. If you have neighbors nearby or are renting the space, curtains can help create a relaxing retreat away from the noise. Curtains create a temporary wall without the work of building one. Simply hang and enjoy the flowing fabric that softens any outdoor space. It’s an easy way to create privacy and elegance.


Make Your Patio a Party

Make your patio inviting by adding a pop of color. Neutral colors are relaxing but by adding a splash of color you keep things interesting and eye-catching. Add color by using vibrant throw pillows. Even add subtle color by including different rugs and textures to create intrigue from the floor up.

You can even decorate your patio with festive bunting to make every day feel like a party. There are endless options for pennant-style bunting to create a celebratory look or easily make one yourself to add a personal touch. Make sure to add some music to set the mood. Create the perfect playlist to relax as it drowns out the distraction of neighbors and noise.

Whatever the occasion is, make sure your patio is a place everyone can enjoy. Include extra seating, lighting and mood-setting décor to add design to your outdoor space. With these simple tips, your patio is guaranteed to be transformed into an enchanting escape.


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