Keep it Cozy
Everyone needs a solitary spot for sharing quiet conversation with a friend or kicking back with a good book. A few cushy chairs and a table for resting drinks and books is all that is required to create a purposeful patio.
But, when you arrange those things in a lushly planted garden and add in a water feature, you'll create a charmingly cozy nook that you'll never want to leave.
Patios should be retreats that offer peaceful respite from hectic work weeks and family-tending days. Opt for neutral color palettes, spare furniture arrangements, and plentiful plantings to fashion serene scenes that match your relaxing and entertaining needs.
Keep it low-maintenance by selecting weatherproof furniture and fabrics and cultivating a garden from easy-care container plantings.
Step It Up
Elegant homes call for refined outdoor furnishings. This covered patio formalizes its outlook with a distinctive dining set combining glitzy chairs with a table crafted from a carved base and a glass top.
Want to add some sparkle to your patio in a jiffy? Hang a gilded mirror on an exterior wall or fence that's located near your patio.
Amplify Coolness Factors
Kick start conversations and promote appreciative smiles by outfitting your patio with scintillating signage and creatively constructed furniture. This front yard patio posts the home's house numbers in an easy-to-read manner.
Concrete blocks stack up as end tables and sofa. Note how purposefully positioned blocks provide storage caches for collections, reading materials, and extra picnic gear.
Amplify a patio's appeal and function by adding in fetchingly formed accent tables and vivaciously patterned fabrics.
Decorate with flowerpots and accessories that suit your design preferences. Choose accessories that stand up to the elements along with items that will look better with weathering.