Patios are widely regarded as a transitioning space between the interior and garden areas. You can, therefore, get away with a wide range of decorative features to liven up this space.
Let’s take a look at 7 décor elements that you can add to your patio.
1. Upcycle Furniture
Many resourceful people are attracted to this type of décor – and with good reason. Making use of items that used to be functional add authenticity and character to your patio. It’s also an easy way to add personality to your patio without breaking the bank.
If you are not really the creative type, this form of décor can work for you as well. Simply walk around your house, garage, and garden, and try to find anything that you won’t use anymore.
Old ladders, wheelbarrows, dining room chairs, and bookshelves can make excellent display stands for you pot plants and garden décor.
Rugs are one of the most basic décor elements that you can add to your patio. Many people that are used to modern decking may find the idea of an outdoor rug a bit strange, but the difference it can make to your patio area is significant.
When choosing a rug for your patio, make sure that it meets your personal requirements and that it suits your taste. Caring for your outdoor rug is also relatively simple and effortless.
3. Succulent Garden
Little succulent gardens do not only require very little maintenance, but it is the perfect way to bring the natural elements of your garden within reaching a distance of your patio.
There are many different species of succulent that you can choose from, and if you have many different succulents in one planter, it can look beautiful and natural.
4. Convertible Fire Pit
A fire pit that converts into a square patio table can enable you to use your patio even during the colder months.
Although you can buy both a patio table and a fire pit, the 2-in-1 option is better if you have a smaller patio. Make sure that you invest in a high-quality fire pit that can withstand the elements.
5. Vertical Garden
If you have limited space on your patio, you can still incorporate natural elements by fastening pot plants or cans with flowers or vegetables in them to the wall or on vertical displays.
This is works particularly well if you have a wall or fence that has a weathered or dilapidated appearance.
If your patio is your only outdoor space, you can use this vertical garden to grow vegetables or herbs as well. In this case, your vertical garden serves as décor and a way to grow your own food.
If you don’t have a wall or display that you can use for a vertical garden, you can also try a window planter.
Fastening a box underneath a window with flowers planted inside will give your patio a significantly authentic and cozy feel.
6. Mood Lighting
If you like to use your patio at night, you can’t go wrong with some colorful garden or mood lighting. When it comes to lighting, you are facing many different options.
For added ambiance, you may want to consider lighting that will bask your patio in a warm and soft glow. If you like something a bit more festive you can go with colorful fairy lights that will also add some low base lighting.
7. Water Feature
An addition to the lighting and plants, you can also enhance the atmosphere of your patio with a water feature. High-end water features don’t only add visual interest to your patio, but also the soft and calming sound of moving water.
Again, there are many different types and sizes of water features out there, and many of them provide more opportunity for additional decorating. You may, for example, want to add little ceramic frogs to your water feature or actual water lilies.