Patios. Friday , June 29th , 2018 - 21:02:50 PM
After you have found the perfect patio idea and built the perfect patio it is important that the furnishings and accessories you choose provide a consistent overall look and feel. There are as many different kinds of patio furniture as there are kinds of patios, and it is important to choose the furniture that best meets your needs. Of course there are a number of things all patio furniture and accessories should have in common, including of course durability and weather resistance. Fortunately there are a number of excellent brands of patio furniture designed to stand up to the rigors of outdoor use while still looking its very best.
Your patio ideas will start to sparkle with your choice of plants. Traditional summer bedding plants often sold by garden centres for use in hanging baskets are candidates. Pelargoniums and standard trailing geraniums in searing red really punch out from a white background. Trailing fuchsias can look stunning. But don't stop there. Add some ferns, evergreens, grasses or even a selection of succulents. Feeling crazy? Then how about some cherry tomatoes or strawberries for some random planting punctuation!
What type of weather you have is also important as the patio must be made out of something that is durable for the conditions. If you live in a place where there is either extreme cold or hot weather, you may want to consider covering and protecting your new patio as much as possible. It is amazing how much damage both hot and cold weather can do to rock and almost any other material you may choose to make your patio design idea out of.
Wrap up your paper research. It's time to go see the real world. A simple look around your neighborhood will open up your eyes but don't stop there. Public parks and pedestrian malls can inspire you too. Actually seeing how outdoor patio ideas are incorporated into real life designs will help concrete your own idea. You will see how the different types of patio furniture and ground can interact to give you the ambiance you want to create.
1) Light the way. The most basic part of the night patio is light. White Christmas string lights are a great solution, and there are also lots of unusual string lights, or bistro lights if you want something different. Don't forget candles, either, though you'll need tall candle holders to protect them from even a bit of breeze. You do not need so much light that you can read out on the patio, but you do want to be able to see well enough to recognize people, and to make sure your visitors can see where to walk safely. If your patio is at the end of a walkway, that means investing in some good solar path lights.
So if most of the time you have to spend in your patio is going to be at night, it only makes sense to design the patio so its a great place to be at night. This means you'll do things a bit differently than if you were designing it for the day, though almost all of these ideas work perfectly well for daytime use.
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