Easy Tricks for a Perfect Patio

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Easy Tricks for a Perfect Patio

Leigh Leigh
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If you have the space for a patio in your home, you must utilize it! A patio extends your living area, providing you with an opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine in the most comfortable and functional way.

The problem is, there are so many different types of patio designs available. How do you even know where to start? Well, that's what we at homify are here for!

Today, we are going to show you several patio designs from top professionals around the world that will inspire and delight, giving you the perfect base to work from when it comes to designing your very own patio space. 

Let's take a look!

1. Extend from your living space

Bi Folds fitting into townhouse Puertas y ventanas de estilo moderno de ROCOCO Moderno
ROCOCO

Bi Folds fitting into townhouse

ROCOCO

One of the most functional ways to utilize a patio is to create an extension from your living space, as we can see in this design. 

By placing glass doors that fold back or slide back between the living space and the patio, you can visually expand your home. Once these doors are open, you physically expand the space. 

This is great for entertaining and for family activities!

2. Draw inspiration from nature

Extended living space - Manchester de Hannah Collins Garden Design Moderno
Hannah Collins Garden Design

Extended living space – Manchester

Hannah Collins Garden Design

Your patio is outside, so why not draw inspiration from the great surrounds? 

Integrate wood and stone into the design of your patio, to create a modern and stylish look and feel. You can also put in some beautiful stone water features on your patio, introducing water as an element. 

This will contrast beautifully with the greenery of the garden, which surrounds your patio.

3. Don't be put off by size

If you have a small property, you shouldn't be put off! A small patio is just as good as a big patio!

With the right furniture and design elements, you can create a gorgeous outdoor space that can be enjoyed by the whole family. 

In fact have a look at this ideabook: small patio? 5 ways to optimize space.

Remember to go for a very strategic design when it comes to the garden space. Also opt for lightweight furniture that won't take up too much space.

4. Go for stones

Family Garden After de Sylvan Studio
Sylvan Studio

Family Garden After

Sylvan Studio

Stones add a very modern and rustic touch to the patio, while enhancing the garden at the same time.

Use stones to create a gorgeous pattern, which will create a visual impact as soon as you step outside. Opt for some rustic furniture, including wooden chairs and tables and you'll have the most impressive design on the block!

5. Dine outside

New Forest Cottage de Capability chris
Capability chris

New Forest Cottage

Capability chris

Your patio can be used as a gorgeous space where you can enjoy a lunch or a dinner outside under the sunshine or the stars. 

You want to go for comfortable patio furniture for dining, but it still needs to be comfortable and cushy. If you go for wooden chairs, put cushions on the chairs. 

Add some accessories and decorations to the tables such as some gorgeous lanterns or a vase of fresh flowers and you will have all of the beauty of an interior dining space, but it will be outside!

6. Don't be afraid to add some colour

Moroccan style garden Jardines de estilo mediterráneo de Gullaksen Architects Mediterráneo
Gullaksen Architects

Moroccan style garden

Gullaksen Architects

Your patio doesn't have to be neutral or rustic. Add some vibrancy in the form of colours or patterns. This can be in the form of cushions, throws or patio rugs. 

In this design, by Gullaksen Architects, we can see how the designers have gone a step further, adding some colorful walls. The result is gorgeous!

7. Play with space

If you have a large property, don't be afraid to build a large patio. This example shows us how you can have a dining room and living room all under the stars!

Use the tress in your garden to create natural shade and shelter.

Have a look at these tips on how to achieve patio perfection.

Vivienda Unifamiliar en Tomiño, Pontevedra (Spain) Casas de estilo rústico de HUGA ARQUITECTOS Rústico

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