Pretty Garden Patio Ideas
A well designed garden patio is a great place for spending time with family and friends throughout the warmer spring and summer months. It can even be adapted for use during the colder autumn and winter months. Patios require minimal maintenance and are an ideal spot to relax with a drink in hand or enjoy some alfresco dining.
Unfortunately, the great British weather means that to get full use out of your patio space, it is important to put some thought into the design and type of furniture you need to make it an attractive and usable extension to your living space.
Traditionally, patio areas should be attractive and low maintenance. Why not consider:
• Stone slabs
• Crazy paving
Rain and even sunshine can be an issue when enjoying your patio. There are many ways to get round this problem while at the same time adding some colour and style. Directional parasols, a pergola or a homemade canopy all offer a practical solution, offering you shade and shelter when needed.
The right garden furniture is crucial when designing your patio area. Consider how you want to use the patio. Is it an eating area, a place to sit and enjoy a drink and a chat or a relaxing lounge area to enjoy an afternoon siesta?
Garden bean bags are a great idea for lounging around enjoying a relaxing afternoon in the garden.
Choosing the right table and chairs can be difficult. Firstly, you need to decide how many people you want to seat – this can be influenced by the amount of patio space you have. If your patio area is very small, consider buying a bistro set or a folding table and chairs which can be stored away when not in use.
Wooden furniture is a good looking and classical option, and a traditional bench style dining set can save space.
Aluminium and sling furniture is a modern and classy option and require little maintenance
Wrought iron garden furniture will add a trendy vintage look to your patio, ideal for garden flats or the smaller space.
Flowers and greenery will add that final pretty and relaxing colourful touch to your garden patio. Consider some hanging baskets, planters or plant pots. Or perhaps leave a small flowerbed as a patio border and plant some of your favourite flowers to complement your garden furniture.
Get the most out of your patio – a little planning and some stunning garden furniture will ensure that your patio becomes a well used and practical extension of your home.