As the weather warms up and the days get longer, we are spending more and more time outdoors. If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space like a backyard or patio, now is the perfect time to spruce it up. Here are 5 easy ways to update your patio this summer.
1. Bring Indoor Comforts Outside
Need a break from lounging on the couch all day? Why not lounge outside in the sun instead! No matter the size of your patio, there’s seating out there that will fit your space. If you can’t find the right fit online, consider having a pro custom build your seating. With the help of a carpenter, you can have beautiful custom seating that is a perfect fit for your outdoor space. Layer some outdoor pillows and throw blankets to make it as comfortable as your living room couch. Add a book or your laptop to catch some rays while lounging.
2. A Place to Dine
When the weather is warm and beautiful outside, why not take advantage and enjoy your meals al fresco? Since we’re still dealing with restaurant restrictions right now, why not invest in creating your own outdoor dining experience? Take what would have been your going out budget and put it towards a new outdoor dining set. Add some mood lighting in the form of twinkling lights and get the kids to serve you dinner. If you don’t have the space for a big table, try adding a bistro table with a pair of matching chairs. Having a designated spot in the sun to drink your morning coffee can be just as enjoyable as going to your favourite coffee shop.
3. Add Colour and Texture
Much like inside your home, adding colour and texture can help make your outdoor space pop. Whether it’s through furniture or plants, adding bright colours will always make a space look fresh. You can add bright flowers to your garden or add colourful pots and planters to your patio. If you have a smaller space, think vertical with your plants to incorporate colours and textures. Connect with a landscaper who can completely transform your outdoor space. Tip: try matching your flowers to your throw pillows’ colour scheme to create a cohesive look.
4. Create Designated Zones
If you’ve been working from home, you know how important it is to try to create a designated work zone. The same should be done with your outdoor space. Instead of looking out at a backyard with lots of potential but no order, try creating designated zones. This means having separate spaces for your new outdoor couch and your dining area. The easiest way to create designated zones is to separate them visually. You can do this by mixing up the flooring (see our next point) and adding an outdoor rug. You can create levels by adding a deck or platform to help visually separate your zones. Think of the activities you will use your outdoor space for and try to define an area for each of them.
5. Mix Up Your Flooring
Whether you’re starting fresh or updating an existing patio space, the right flooring makes all the difference. With so many options, it’s easy to incorporate a few to really help define your space. From wood and stone to gravel and tile, your options are nearly endless when it comes to creating a unique patio space for your home. Connect with a landscaping professional to discuss your options. They will be able to work with you to create something that will make you want to spend all your time outside.
June 21st is the first day of summer this year, so you should get started on these projects now. Connect with a professional now to make your patio the ultimate summer getaway. Invest some time and money into these projects now so you can relax and enjoy all summer long.