Simple Ideas To Get The Most Out Of Your Patio Designs This Summer

Simple Ideas To Get The Most Out Of Your Patio Designs This Summer

It’s showtime for your backyard patio and Walnut Ridge Landscape & Design has some tips to get your patio designs looking their best so you can get the most out of it this summer.

Define Zones in Your Patio Designs

sketch of patio designs can be useful to landscape architects

Give your guests a reason to grab a seat and stay awhile by creating zones within your hardscape or patio designs. A sectional is ideal for cozy conversation while a dining table or bistro set is a great place to share a meal or cool off with a drink. 

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patio design with wicker furniture, stained decking and a black and white carpet

Add a Rug

Adding a rug to your outdoor patio space can help define the area and enhance the overall look. Be sure to choose a weather-resistant rug that will withstand the elements. When laying the rug, we recommend anchoring the front legs of the chair or sectional over the rug to make the space appear larger.

Change Out Cushions

An easy way to update your patio is by changing out the cushions or pillows. Adding cushions with a fun print or bright color can really make a statement without breaking the bank. For an extra dose of style, add some accent pillows to your patio designs.

Adding Color and Light

view of entryway into landscaped patio at night with lights along walkway

Get in Touch With Nature

Adding greenery to your patio design will give the space a more natural feel, offering the soothing benefits of nature from your own backyard. For a more organic look, use both ground containers and hanging baskets to create the perfect outdoor oasis to unwind. 

Stain the Concrete

If your concrete patio is looking worn out and drab, staining the surface is a great way to freshen up the area. Choose a stain color that complements the existing decor or consider using two colors to create a pattern.

Add Mood Lighting

Lights can help brighten up your patio so those afternoon get-togethers can easily fade into late summer nights. Adding lights to a pergola, fence, or any other hardscape structure will dial up the ambiance, giving your outdoor space a soft, cozy feel.

Brighten with Color

Using color in your patio designs is like putting a beautiful bow on your outdoor oasis. Adding in pops of color with colorful containers and flowers will create mini-focal points throughout the space. Wall art also adds visual interest and is a great way to add instant style.

Making Useable Patio Designs

A firepit surrounded by chairs is common for patio designs.

Invest in a Dining Table

Sharing a meal with friends and family is great, but dining al fresco is even better. Investing in a quality dining table will add a whole new dimension to your patio design. When choosing a table, be sure to consider the size of the area and how many seats you want at the table. For smaller areas, a bistro set is ideal; for larger areas, go bigger with a rectangle or round table.

Create a Focal Point

Adding a firepit can help anchor your patio space and provide a visual focal point. It will also invite connections with friends and family as you gather around to toast marshmallows or tell stories. 

Keep it Cool

Once you have updated your patio, you will want to make sure the space is comfortable for use. Adequate shade in patio designs is vital to provide relief from the summer heat. Depending on your patio design, umbrellas, shade sails, and awnings are all good options for providing shade. Adding a cover to an existing hardscape structure, such as a pergola, can be a quick way to shade your patio. In addition, installing an overhead fan or strategically placing a portable fan is an easy way to cool the area.

Enjoy Your Patio

Now that you’ve made some easy updates to your patio design, be sure to get out there and enjoy it.

And if you need help creating patio designs, consider the professionals at Walnut Ridge Landscape & Design. Click here to see what we can do for you or contact us at 812-289-6380.