Outdoor living spaces should be an extension of your home in that they are comforting and welcoming. Time on the patio with family and friends offers fresh air and a break from screen time and electronics. To encourage your family to take advantage of outdoor living spaces, here are some tips to create a relaxing patio.
Accessorize to Create a Relaxing Patio
Make the patio more interesting by adding a fire pit or water fountain. A fire pit provides extra warmth on cool nights so that the patio is usable all year, and the sounds of water are relaxing and calming.
Install Outdoor Lighting
Enjoy your patio even after dark by adding outdoor lighting. You might choose candles, paraffin torches, string lights, or install post lighting or solar-powered stake lights. Indirect lighting is cozy and makes your patio feel welcoming at night.
Add a Hot Tub to Create a Relaxing Patio
A hot tub is nice after a long, hard day at work. Not only does it relieve stress, but it also provides health benefits like increased blood flow and muscle relaxation. When adding a hot tub to your patio or backyard deck, first make sure the foundation is sturdy enough to support its weight. When full, hot tubs can weigh nearly two tons.
Build a structure on your patio to add drama and height. A gazebo makes any space feel more luxurious, whether attached to a deck, installed by the pool, or added to the landscape. Use your gazebo for outdoor dining or lounging.
Another option is a pergola. You can find plans online and build a pergola in a weekend or two, or hire a professional to construct it for you. A pergola provides shade while still allowing light into the area, making your outdoor living spaces more comfortable.
Create a Relaxing Patio with Comfortable Furniture
When selecting furniture for your patio, choose comfortable options that encourage family and friends to spend time there. You can find wrought iron, plastic, and wooden furniture options. Add throw pillows and seat cushions to make the space even cozier.
The patio will be even more pleasant when there’s space to escape from the heat of the sun. Provide shade for the area by planting trees that will grow to block the sun. Other options include using a patio umbrella and installing a sun shade sail or retractable awning.
Beautiful Outdoor Living Spaces
Take your patio décor a step further by adding texture and color to the area. Use brick or tile as a flooring surface. Add pots with bold flowers and plant a container herb garden. Greenery helps bring life to the patio. Hang baskets of flowers or install a trellis and add vining plants.
It’s important that we have spaces where we can relax, unwind, and spend time with family and friends. Use these ideas to create an attractive and functional patio that you can enjoy for years to come.
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