Your patio or lanai space should be your refuge, the place you and your family head to unwind after a long day. It needs to be inviting and give you the opportunity to entertain your family and friends comfortably.
There are several design elements to remember when pulling together a cozy patio. Whether you are building it from scratch or revamping an outdoor space with patio furniture, keep the following factors in mind:
- Select a style that complements the architectural details of your home – In an effort to make your patio space seem comfortable and inviting, choose a patio furniture style of that complements the architectural details of your home. If you live in a Victorian style home, for example, you might want to select more old-fashioned style pieces, such as wrought iron or wicker pieces. If you have a country-style home, look for charming, wooden furniture. If you’re your home is more modern and contemporary, choose more sleek, streamlined pieces.
- Invest in quality outdoor patio furniture and accessories – If you are trying to create an outdoor room, you will need to select additional furnishings and accessories to pull the space together. Comfort and quality should be key when shopping. Nothing is worse than finally making it outside to your private oasis and finding your outdoor furniture is too wiggly or not comfortable. Experts recommend you look for aluminum loungers made with long, unsegmented framing pieces and patio furniture assembled with stainless steel screws for longevity.Make sure you select lawn or patio furniture and accessories that are meant for the outdoors and are mold and mildew resistant, fade resistant and UV protected. Choose wisely — it’s worth the investment.
- Create a gorgeous space with planters – Your patio should reflect your personality while creating a relaxing environment. Planters are an excellent way to connect your patio space with the outdoors. You can bring in a pop of much-needed color to an otherwise drab area or create a custom wall of privacy using taller plants and pots. And it’s simple to change out your planters according to the season, making your patio inviting throughout the spring, summer and fall.
- Choose colors that complement your surroundings – Be sure to keep your overall design in mind when selecting a color scheme. Not everything has to match exactly; you can mix colors and textures as long as they complement one another. Select big and bold accent pillows in red and orange, for example, if you have a beige or white patio furniture palette. Mix floral or striped prints with plain colors to give the space some pop. Don’t go overboard, however, as this space needs to evoke tranquility.
Please give Treescapes a call at 316-733-6388 or drop by our showroom at 1202 N. Andover Road if you have questions about creating a cozy patio space.