If you are lucky enough to live in a house with a garden and patio, it means that you can enjoy a little vacation every day, right there, on your own outdoor patio. But in order to be able to do it both in the summer and in the cold season, you need to arrange the outdoor patio in a convenient and practical way and make sure that the dose of charm needed for a dream atmosphere is not missing. The large outdoor patio gives you more freedom in decorating, because you can include almost all the necessary furniture for the garden and patio. Here are some of the items that will immediately transform your garden or patio into the perfect place for relaxation.
Gazebo or pavilion
With the help of a garden pavilion or gazebo you can create a place that protects you from the sun and the bad weather, where you can sit and eat with family and friends. The construction should be steel in order for it to not be affected by strong storms. If you prefer a gazebo that is easy to assemble and disassemble, and does not rust quickly, choose one made of aluminum. The sunshade can be made of synthetic and durable fabrics such as polyester or polyethylene.
The table and chairs
In the gazebo you can put a garden table with several chairs. Ideally, you should choose ones that are resistant to sunlight and water, made of aluminum, but since the awning will protect them, you can also pick out ones made of bamboo, rattan or wood. Another way to go is plastic furniture. The advantages of plastic furniture are that it can be found in a wide variety of designs and colors and is durable and easy to maintain. If you want a more elegant style, you can choose chairs made of a special rattan fabric (Kubu), which gives them an antique look. For a rustic decor, choose teak furniture, because it is the most resistant to water, sunlight and insects, thanks to its natural oils.
Rocking chairs, sunbeds and hammocks
If you plan to spend a lot of time outside on the patio, you should feel as comfortable as possible. There are numerous options when it comes to furniture for relaxation, and you have to decide which one suits you best: a rocking chair where you can drink your coffee in the morning, a perfect sun lounger or a bohemian hammock where you can read or, take a nap on a Sunday afternoon.
Even a small outdoor patio can be turned into an oasis with the right furniture. For example, instead of a gazebo and a table with six rattan chairs, you can choose a round metal table with two folding chairs. The large metal chaise longue with ornaments can be replaced with a folding beach chair. If you do not have enough space for a classic hammock, choose a type of chair that takes up almost the same space as a swing.
Decorations for your outdoor patio
It is true that a garden gnome who peeks suspiciously from a tree can create a very fun scene. However, if you want to decorate your patio in a more sophisticated way, try to use some more practical and natural objects. Solar lamps in the form of gnomes, hanging pots with colorful flowers in them, vineyards, and decorative cushions for chairs or benches create an attractive decor, while also playing a practical role.
On the other hand, it is not necessary to have decorative items in order for your patio to be charming. Another thing you can do is choose lighting fixtures for the exterior and a few snazzy wall lights, and you will create a fabulous place where you can spend your evenings. Don’t forget about the heater, which will allow you to relax outdoors even in winter, and the transparent tarpaulin, which you can glue to the house and use to close the patio when it is too windy outside.
To conclude, those are just some of the many ideas which you could use when you are decorating your patio or garden. Unleash your imagination and you will find out that the possibilities are endless.