If you have a patio, lucky you! Take advantage of this space and use it for occasional breakfast or brunch dining, recreation, or relaxation. Being at the patio is most conducive during the summer, when the sun is shining brightly and it’s simply refreshing to be outside. Of course, to let you get maximum enjoyment you might want to invest some time and effort in decorating your patio room. Here are some great tips to help you out:
- Consider the style and theme that you want your patio room to exude. The first step for any design endeavor should be to determine what the theme should be. This would help you create a cohesive, unified appearance to your room, with every piece and decorative item contributing to this look. Simply write down the words that you would want the design outcome to be: some examples include “cool and breezy,” “tropical,” “peaceful and calming,” etc. These descriptive words will help you know what to aim for.
- Factor in the overall design of your house. You might want your patio room to be consistent with the rest of the design of your house. That’s why you should take the time to take another look at your home’s exteriors and interiors and think of a theme that would conform to the rest of your home’s design.
- Think about the purposes of the patio room. What would you mostly do in the patio room? If you would want to enjoy brunch with your family there, you would need to have a small and intimate dining table; if you want it to be a private space where you could have some time for relaxation, purchase a comfortable La-Z boy or hammock.
- Factor in the size of the patio. It’s all about proportion: if your patio room is on the small side, you would want to incorporate small details, designs and items there as well. Otherwise, your patio room would look cramped and cluttered. If your patio room is large and spacious, feel free to put in large items and furniture (unless you are aiming for a minimalist design).
- Buy pieces that are durable to the sun and to varying degrees of temperature. It’s likely that your patio would be shaded by a roof, but at some point of the day it might be exposed to the elements – definitely at a greater degree than the furniture inside your house. That’s why it’s a good idea to invest in items that are particularly durable and resistant to damage, to ensure that they will have a long life even while outside on the patio room.
- Consider placing a variety of container plants in your patio room. If you want your patio room to exude a relaxing, nature-oriented vibe, you might want to place potted plants around the area. This would not only serve as decorative pieces, plants will also help refresh the air around the room as well.
There you have it! These are some ideas to help you decorate your patio room. Remember, it’s all about picking out pieces and items that would address your specific preferences and tastes. Good luck, and hope this helped!