Warm summer evenings are made for relaxing drinks and barbecue garden parties with friends on your patio. However, a dated, messy, unwelcoming patio can completely ruin the summer vibe.
If you’re looking for ideas to make your patio stand out and wow your guests, you’ve come to the right place. There are many ways you can give your patio a much needed upgrade and in this post we’ve compiled a list of the best ideas to make your outdoor space look more put together. From atmospheric lighting to plant accents, you’re sure to find an idea that you love.
Update Your Boring Furniture
New furniture can completely transform your patio. If you don’t have the money to splurge on a whole new set of furniture, however, you can just as easily update the chairs, tables and benches you already have. A fresh lick of paint goes a long way on old furniture and can give your patio a stunning fresh look, without costing you an arm and a leg.
To add some finishing touches you can also consider new covers for your furniture cushions or a few brightly coloured throws. A pop of colour or some tropical prints will add some character to your patio and will also keep you and your guest comfy.
Add Flower Pots and Planters
Plants are the star of the show in any garden. Surrounding your patio with some flora can help transform the space. If you want your garden to feel like a tropical garden you can add some palm trees or if you’re more on the traditional side perhaps a few azaleas, or other blooming plants.
You can have full creativity with the planters as well. You can DIY stunning raised beds using wooden slats, reuse old mugs or cans, even repurpose an old wine barrel as a floral accent on your outdoor patio.
Use Natural Stone Paving Slabs
A stunning natural stone patio pavement can give your garden a rustic feel. Certain types of natural stone can even add value to your property due to their looks and durability. For instance a paving with as much historical worth and benefits as reclaimed york stone slabs, is sure to enhance the beauty of your patio. Other options include limestone or porcelain tiles.
The beauty of natural stone is that it comes in different earthy shade variations, so it can fit any colour palette effortlessly.
Set the Mood with Lighting
Introducing mood lighting on your patio can be a quick and simple way to create a relaxing atmosphere in your garden. To achieve the best results try selecting different styles of lighting while keeping a warm colour scheme and muted brightness.
Light strings along the fences or around any trees and poles you have in your garden can give the space a laid-back look while keeping things on the modern side. You can switch it up by also adding some solar powered lanterns along any pathways as well as a few LED tea lights on your patio tables.
Warm Up Your Outdoor Space
Summer nights in the UK can sometimes get quite cold so it’s a good idea to consider heating for your patio. A patio heater can add a touch of luxury in your garden. You can choose from a massive range of options from electric patio heaters to log burners, to give your space the vibe you’re after.
Stick to a Cosy Colour Scheme
A well thought out colour scheme can instantly transform your backyard and add a feeling of relaxation and harmony. If you want your patio to feel warm and welcoming like a desert oasis, opt for accessories in sandy tones such as ochre, peach or terracotta. On the other hand, if your inspiration is a sunny Greek beach, consider incorporating different shades of blue and white.
Don’t forget to add some glowing lighting fixtures so you can admire the scenery even after dark.