I believe that the decoration of your home does not start from the inside of your house but from your boundary walls and therefore as much attention should be paid to the outside as the inside. A well manicured garden, outside lighting and a beautiful patio can completely change the look of a house so when redecorating your home be sure to pay as much importance to your patios and gardens. In this article I will be giving you some handy tips on how to transform your patios into a place which acts as a beautiful transitional space from outdoors to indoors.
Choose a style
Whether you are building your home from scratch or you are remodelling your home you need to give careful consideration to the style of your patio. There are many styles which you can choose from for your home but it is important that the style you choose ties in with the rest of your house. If you are redecorating your home to make it look like a beach front home then a patio made from wood would suit your style of home perfectly whereas tiles would work better in another design.
Decide upon which kind of space you want to create
Some people enjoy converting their patio into a comfortable outside seating area for guests whilst other people prefer to use their patios as a quiet place to read and relax. Decide what you want to do with your patio. Once you have decided what you want to create you can start to shop for the materials needed in order to transform the space. The basic furniture for patios would be a table, chairs and a settee. You need to buy furniture which is the correct size for your outside space. Never cram big pieces of furniture into small spaces and small pieces of furniture can seem lost in big spaces. The trick is to find the perfect balance.
Because your patio is outside it should have lots of flowers to make you feel that you are still outdoors. Your patio area really is the meeting point between the nature and living area this is why plants and water features play such a big role in merging the two. The way you merge the two areas is by placing planters on your patio. These planters can be filled with colourful plants, leafy plants or even succulents the choice really just depends on the style of the house.
The sound of running water immediately calms down the nervous system and puts people into a relaxed state of being. A water feature on your patio such as a fountain makes the outside space so much more tranquil and is easy to set up. Miniature fountains can be bought at many hardware and garden stores and are relatively cheap- depending on the size and features.
There are many great ideas which you can find for creating patios online, so gather ideas from different sites and turn your patio into a sanctuary.