Top Tips for the Perfect Patio Space
Not only will a beautiful outdoor patio area add value to your home, but it will also increase the time you spend outdoors and add value to your lives in the shape of memories and enjoyable outdoor moments. Here, we have revealed our top tips for creating the perfect patio space.
Ensure You Have Comfortable Seating
The key to spending any amount of time outdoors is to have a comfortable seating space. If you have the space, we recommend having lots of outdoor seating options included a comfortable place to dine al fresco and a space where you can relax and sit comfortably in deep seating with a glass of wine in the evening, or a good book in the sunshine.
If you don’t have space for multiple seating areas, get something that can do everything in one, like a casual dining set which offers a dining area and corner sofa in one. Plus, if you opt for a rising casual dining table you can transform the table from dining area to coffee table for a more relaxed vibe.
Take Advantage of all Available Space
Make sure you are utilising all of your available garden space without cramming everything in and feeling cluttered. You should ensure there is enough space to walk around each piece of furniture without bumping into anything but if you have a large space make sure there aren’t “dead” areas that are never used.
Arrange your furniture so that you can create zones that encourage certain activities, like dining or having a conversation.
Plus, if you can add a storage solution for your outdoor cushions or any other outdoor mess, we recommend you do so to keep the area looking clean and tidy.
Personalise with Accessories
You should make your outdoor space personal to you and an extension of your home with things that reflect your personality, just like you would do in an indoor living space. Choose a colour palette that matches your interior and inject some of your own personality with colourful scatter cushions, wall art, outdoor rugs and outdoor lighting to make a space you truly enjoy being in.
Add a Firepit
Firepits are all the rage currently. Not only do they make your garden Insta-worthy, but they also bring people together and establish a sense of intimacy in your outdoor space. They are the perfect area to sit around with a glass of wine with friends, or to enjoy family time with a cup of hot chocolate and some toasted marshmallows.
If you have the space and the budget, we recommend a full-sized dining or casual dining table with built-in firepit. However, if you’re looking for something smaller, we recommend the coffee table sized firepits which are ideal for using with sofa sets.
To create a sense of uniform in your garden we recommend using matching materials for your garden furniture and accessories. For example, if you have rattan garden furniture you could match this with a rattan storage box – instead of a plastic one – and even rattan planters to help your garden look uniform. If you can’t find matching materials, then we recommend at least trying to match your colours so that everything looks like it belongs and hasn’t just been thrown together.
If you need help choosing the perfect garden furniture for your patio space, do not hesitate to contact us and our handy sales advisors will be able to offer some recommendations.