As the weather gets warmer, we all start spending more of our time outdoors. Our attention shifts from interior design projects to our outdoor spaces. Warmer months mean the chance to sit in the sunshine and enjoy cooking and eating meals with family and friends out in the fresh air. But, is your garden up to scratch for entertaining?
Here are some ideas to inject some wow factor
The right furniture
To create the look you want, indulge in patterned chaise lounges, Moroccan lanterns, and antique English wicker chairs to give a small space lots of texture. Equally stunning pieces of furniture include a rustic table and daybed, vintage chairs as well.
Patterned floor: The idea is pay more focus on the floor than anything else. Make it sturdy and easy to maintain. Cement coloured tiles look the best
Use Bright Colors
An advantage over large patios, small patios can feature bright colors without overwhelming the eye. A mix of bright greens and blues are a stunning complement to the home’s gray exterior walls.
A simple, soothing design incorporating elements from nature is often ideal for a small patio, as overly elaborate decor may overwhelm the space. Integrate nature into a patio through a stone wall, lush greens, and colorful flowers. A few well-placed steps add dimension and stretch the space visually.
Layers of Green
Layer lush greens around the perimeter of a small patio to create the illusion of depth and make the space seem grander. It works best to place taller plants behind smaller ones.
Create a Cozy Room
Take advantage of a small patio by making the space cozy and private. Hung from one side of the pergola over, a curtain made of durable outdoor fabric provides a soft backdrop for the bistro table and chairs. A mix of lighting adds to the intimate ambience while extending the patio’s usability into the evening.
Like the table, a water fountain is integral to create the look. Around it, planting insets bring a bit of garden and a splash of color into the space. These plants also provide an outline to the patio.