To truly enjoy our outdoor space, we need to make the most of our patio. Make the space yours by turning it into an oasis you would not mind spending several hours just relaxing and breathing in the fresh air.
Making it an oasis is easy. You just have to think about few simple things; outdoor furniture, outdoor lightings, outdoor accessories and outdoor entertaining. When you have all these things figured out, your patio would feel cozy and welcoming.
To make your stay more comfortable, you need to have tables, chairs, hammocks, and other outdoor furniture. This furniture should be ready for you no matter the weather conditions. A patio umbrella is also essential to provide shade whether it’s hot or there is a bit of rain.
Other essential outdoor furniture varies depending on what you are using them and where you are. If you live in a place where it is always sunny, a barbeque pit or a portable grill is essential for spur of the moment barbeques. And if you are living in a place where it gets cold during spring, a fire pit or a heater is recommended.
If you think your backyard lighting is enough, you are wrong. Jazz it up by hanging some string lights or buy a patio umbrella with built in LED lights to provide additional lighting. This might be news to you but look no further. You would even be surprised that some patio umbrellas even have speakers and heaters as additional features. And if you have guests coming and you want to have a theme party, add some tiki torches for that luau feel.
To truly make your patio comfortable, add accessories. A wooden lounge chair might not be comfortable to sit at or lounge for long hours. But if you add some outdoor scatter cushions, it would be an ideal place to hang for conversations, read a book and to entertain guests.
Providing good and numerous sources of entertainment would make your patio conducive for a longer period of stay. Board games and playing cards could be a source of entertainment. If you have the space for it why not have half a basketball court, a badminton court or other sports that you are interested in.
A trampoline, a bouncy castle or if you have the financial resources for it, a swimming pool. The list of outdoor entertainment is endless. You just have to tailor suit to your interest and hobbies to truly make your patio an oasis you would not mind spending hours in.
For those who are into gardening, you could also make your patio your very own garden. Plant some fruits and vegetables that you could harvest, eat or sell after. With this interest, you would not only save money on some organic food you could grow, it could also be a source of additional income. Plus, the plants would be additional ornament to your patio.