As far as a clear distinction between indoor and outdoor spaces goes, the patio is exactly part of either one. It may be placed outdoors but it’s as cozy as any of the indoor spaces. At this point, it’s all about how you choose to decorate it. Here are 5 tips to help make your patio more inviting.
Use furniture with bold colors.
A color that may be too strong for the indoor areas will be perfect for the patio because there the furniture is usually surrounded by vegetation and strong colors anyway. Use bold shades for your patio furniture if you want the space to look cheerful.
Hang planters on the fence.
Potted plants and flowers look a lot more interesting if you hang them on a fence or wall. They suddenly stand out and require your attention. This is also a very nice idea for decorating a simple wooden fence.
Use pastel touches for a relaxing mood.
We mentioned bold-colored furniture for the patio and, while that’s a great idea if you want that fresh and vibrant ambiance, you should opt for pastels if you want the ambiance to be relaxing and tranquil. Pastels are suitable for dining areas or for meditating corners.
Paint the floor with funky designs.
The patio floor is often overlooked but it too can be a focal point if you know how to make it pop. Paint it a fun and cheerful color or use stencils with funky shapes and designs. It’s a great replacement for the rug which is not exactly a great idea, given how easily it attracts dirt out here.
Add an interesting coffee table.
The coffee table is the element that ties everything together in the living room and it’s no different for the patio either. This area is pretty much an outdoor living space so select a coffee table that stands out and has character. Tables made of logs or natural materials are particularly great.