The patio is an outdoor living space where family and friends can gather. It lets people enjoy the outdoors with the comfort of an indoor living room. Whatever you use your patio for, it is important to keep it in tip-top shape. Although beauty is physical in this case, the mere sight of a beautiful outdoor space makes each moment spent there precious and enjoyable. Here are five decorative ways to improve your patio:
1. Garden Tools Decor
When you think of decor, the first thing that comes to mind are paintings, ceramic vases, sculptures, and more. But on a patio, the variety of decor are much wider. Garden tool are probably one of the most outdoorsy decors you could ever imagine. Think water sprinklers, hoes, rakes, and even clay pots. You can hoes and rakes on the wall or place water sprinklers and pots along the door or on a table. The possibilities are endless.
2. Stamped Concrete Patios
A gorgeous patio space is enough to make it look appealing. One of the most popular patio surface options is stamped overlay. Stamped concrete overlays are placed on an existing patio and then imprinted with the design or pattern of your choice. The most popular patterns are flagstone, ashlar, brick, slate, and the like. It can even be stained to make it look more realistic. Not only are these decorative, they are also affordable and environment-friendly.
3. Metal Gliders or Porch Swings
Porch swings are so fun to have on patios. Both kids and adults will enjoy it. If you are not a fan of something hanging somewhere in your patio, metal gliders or platform rockers are highly recommended. These chairs move and swing as well but more like how granny rocking chairs do. They are made of metal, perfect for the outdoor weather, and they come in a variety of bright colors.
4. Daybed or Hammocks
If sitting is not enough for you to relax outdoors, then get the ultimate in comfy furniture: daybeds and hammocks. There are so many options nowadays but make sure that you can maintain one. A daybed is perfect for covered patios. Hammocks work better in open patios because they are easier to wash and dry.
5. Bright Ceiling Paint
More often than not, patio roofs are painted in white or left in their natural wood glory. If you want something interesting, why not paint the ceiling a powder blue or a subtle orange? You would be surprised at how often people look at the ceiling. Seeing a bright color up there will definitely make you smile.