Light It Right
You want to ensure that you can use your space even when it’s getting dark later into the night, so lighting is imperative. Opt for wall lights around your patio space to keep your seating area nice and bright. If you want light somewhere further afield then why not try a large post light. There are lots of lamp post accessories to create something that fits your space.
Get Your Fingers Green
Plants are central to any garden so step up your game and get planting! You don’t have to be gardening whizz to have attractive greenery, opt for an elegant look with plants and edging lining the fences. If taking care of plants isn’t your thing, look for evergreens such as magnolias or lavender or go crazy with wildflowers. They’ll look super pretty all year round! Be careful if you have pets by checking which plants are harmful to animals. If you live in a particularly hot or cold area, do a bit of research on what greenery can survive in your local climate.
Make Some Shelter
To make the most of your space invest in an awning or sail to provide a little shade. Adding some coverage means you can use the area come rain or shine. If you have the cash to splash, an electric awning is a fantastic way of adding some value to your garden. If you’re more money conscious, there are some great parasols out there that cover large spaces.
An outdoor bar is an amazing addition to any garden. If you’re looking for some luxury, a carpenter can create a bespoke bar. If you’re on a bit of a budget, try using some old wooden pallets to make your own. They’re so easy to create, just turn the pallets on their sides and nail them together, ensuring you sand the whole thing down once completed. Once installed, all you need is a mini-fridge and plenty of drinks for your guests. You’ll be party-ready in no time!
Cool décor doesn’t have to be for indoors only. Create an outdoor living room with comfy patio sofas and coffee tables. Jazz up the area with canvas art or by placing furniture on an outdoor rug that can withstand the weather and some garden cushions to add some vibrant colour. You could even match the cushions to the flowers you have growing! If you’re ready for a commitment, lay decorative tiling on the floor in place of boring garden slabs to add some oomph to the area.