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January 3, 2014
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Patio ideas and patio designs for your outside space

A garden patio makes for a wonderful and welcoming living space throughout the summer months. They require little maintenance, particularly compared to lawns, and the smallest of seasonal refreshes can really lift your outdoor space. If you’re looking for ways to brighten up your patio this year, this collection of patio designs is sure to inspire.

It goes without saying that patios are a go-to spot for alfresco dining, but rain – or, sometimes, sun – can be a problem when entertaining outside. A simple homemade canopy made of flowing fabric can offer a stylish covering (if you have decking, the sail-like effect of the drape is particularly striking).

Want to take things in a more traditional direction? How about teaming wooden benches with relaxed soft furnishing for a patio haven that’s very shabby chic. By contrast, a vintage-style iron bistro set with slatted chairs and patterned seat covers will capture an effortless French farmhouse look.

Of course, you may want to dial up the ambient atmosphere after dark, in which case, consider setting the mood on your patio with lanterns and cushions scattered on the floor. A hammock is another indulgent option for any patio, and works for a small and large space alike.

Don’t be afraid to take a more minimalist route with your patio. The most basic patios, whether stone, decking or gravel, can be given a contemporary overhaul by choosing heavy, sculptural ornaments and furniture. If you want to soften those edges, vibrant accessories, colour accents and potted plants are a quick and effective means to do so.

If size is a concern, be sure to make the most of the space you do have by paring back the clutter. A simple, small dining table and chairs – with stylish cushions and tableware, of course – is certain to become a much loved, and much used, addition to your garden.

After garden ideas? Take a look at our Japanese gardens article and urban garden ideas for inspiration

Browse through our pick of the best patio ideas.

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A fragrant lavender garden sets the French theme for this relaxed seating area set away from the house in a shady spot.

Mismatched painted furniture gives a shabby chic look, with a rustic wooden bench and old wicker chair as the focal point. Faded floral and toile cushions pull the whole scheme together, that’s reminisent of classic French style.

Source: www.idealhome.co.uk



Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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