Tips and Tricks to Bring Your Patio to Life
You have the space, a gorgeous patio, porch, or deck, and now it’s time to make it a place all your own. Whether your outdoor spaces are intended for vibrant social gatherings, lazy afternoons, or reading a good book, great design aesthetic is key. For outdoor spaces that truly dazzle, take a look at these tips and create the outdoor space you’ve always dreamed of.
Outdoor lighting is a powerful tool when creating great looking outdoor spaces. For any outdoor space that you intend to use after dark, great lighting is absolutely essential. Consider scattered overhead lights paired with decorative outdoor lamps. In fact, if you have a vision for your outdoor lighting during the construction phase, talk to Shivers and we can make it come to life.
Vintage details bring charm and the sense of reliability to your outdoor spaces. Stressed vintage patio furniture is the standard accompaniment to cottage-themed decorative styles, but single pieces can be used in conjunction with almost any theme as either a centerpiece or an interesting feature. A timeworn wooden table or characterful wicker sofa may be just the thing to give your patio a big style boost.
Or if you prefer modern, modern furniture emphasizes ordered lines and angles. Introducing modern details can be an excellent way of presenting an organized, uncluttered space. Of course, not all modern features are right-angled. The bold curves of modern sculpture can be used to balance out a rigid structure or introduce an element of abstract design. Steel, chrome and polished stone are commonly used in modern themes and can be used for simple but attractive surfaces and fixtures.
Cushions, outdoor curtains, and tablecloths offer the opportunity to add color and exuberance to your patio spaces. If you’re looking for an easy way to brighten up your patio, try introducing a colorful new fabric or set of cushions for your outdoor furniture. Fabric is easily swapped out, so go wild. You can easily mix and match a new color theme for each new occasion.
Whether used for your fireplace, the hardscaped surface of your patio, or the retaining walls surrounding your patio, natural stone brings earthy richness and authenticity to your outdoor areas. Both the color and texture of the stone you select is important in contributing to the mood of your outdoor spaces and can offer a distinct backdrop to your gatherings for decades to come.
Add greenery to your outdoor spaces all year round with seasonal plantings. Decorative pots and flowerbeds in retaining walls can be used to introduce plantings to your patio. You can ensure plants for all seasons by planting a dense bed of flowers and shrubs that blossom at staggered periods or simply make use of the reliable coloring of evergreens.
The key is to make the patio feel like another room of your home. Add the touches that make you comfortable and spark conversations with friends. Call to Shivers today about your ultimate patio oasis.