The summer is an ideal time to invest in your garden. After all, you’re probably spending quite a lot of time in it at the moment. One way to give your garden a spruce up is to make your patio or terrace a terrific outdoor living area.
With some outside furniture, your favourite lighting and soft furnishings, you can transform your garden into a comfortable area for you to enjoy all day and into the long summer evenings.
Here are 5 ways to change your patio or terrace into a beautiful outside living area.
1. Buy some furniture
There are lots of different designs of outdoor furniture, but you want to pick something that is both comfy and functional.
The furnishings in the photo look terrific on this decking and is perfect for lots of family and friends. Imagine relaxing there on a summer’s evening after a long day at work.
2. Add mood lighting
Lights can create a fantastic atmosphere on your patio or terrace. String lights look stunning and you could invest in solar lights to save money on your bills.
If there’s a brief walk to your patio or terrace, think about using solar lamps to light the way. And you can use citronella candles to keep the bugs away.
3. Add colour with cushions
Many outdoor furniture designs are dark, so brighten them up with some colourful soft furnishings. Find some eye-catching cushions and blankets to keep you and your guests comfy well into the night. Just remember to bring them in during the night to stop them getting damp or drizzled on.
The cushions in this image match the plants – a terrific way to add some colour and personalise your space.
4. Keep cosy with patio heating
Summer evenings often get a bit chilly, so you might need more than blankets to keep your warm.
An infrared outside heater is a great option, but why not consider a chiminea or fire pit too? They can give your patio or terrace a rustic appearance and you can even toast marshmallows over them!
So there are loads of ways you can turn your terrace or patio into a great living space. If you require some help landscaping your garden to try some of these ideas, use our service to get up to 4 quotes for the work.