Whether it’s summer or winter, Aussies love to spend time outdoors. Special occasions call for hitting family dinners and game sessions with cousins. But have you considered sprucing up your patio with quirky and modern outdoor furniture?
The perfect furniture piece can make or break your patio look. It must speak of your style and provide comfort to your guests. Further, the ideal patio look is more than aesthetics; it should be functional too.
Since the Australian lifestyle has good weather 90% of the time, outdoor plans are always eventful. So if your backyard looks like it needs a wow factor, like a statement piece, here are some ideas to add an edge to your existing patio.
Add These Elements to Take it Up a Notch
While designing or redoing your patio, you must consider the space’s size and shape. There will be immovable things like trees, shrubs and flowers. Use these natural elements as an inspiration to style your backyard.
Include these elements in your patio for a new and fresh look for hosting parties or just chilling with your family and making memories.
1. A Sociable Lounge
Invest in a four or five-seater outdoor lounge to spend your evenings with a host of friends. A good collection of outdoor furniture allows the indoor vibe of coziness to move outdoors. You can find a range of sectional sofas/ lounges that you can use according to the size of your patio.
You can use individual pieces separately or join them to form one huge sofa set.
2. Outdoor Lighting
There is nothing better than warm lights for landscape lighting. Psychologically, it is welcoming and provides a relaxing and soothing atmosphere. Your patio needs to be well-lit for when the set goes down, and barbecue dinner is on your mind.
Further, bugs are not attracted to yellow lights, making it easier to use the patio for extended hours.
3. Dining area
For family luncheons and dinners, you need to consider a dining table. You can go for round dining tables if you like intimate conversations and like to stay connected most of the time.
You can go for other shapes like square, rectangle, or oval for large gatherings or based on your space. However, ensure enough room to pull back the chairs without compromising the safety of the guests.
4. A Statement Rug
If aesthetics is your prime concern, an outdoor rug can change the focal point of any area by acting as a visual divider. The visual break creates a contrast to make any space more cozy and comfortable.
Your patio will reflect class and style because rugs connect the elements present. Place the lounge or dining chairs on top for a more cohesive look. If all fours do not fall on the rug, ensure that at least two legs do.
5. Outdoor Umbrellas
Outdoor umbrellas are an inexpensive shade solution to protect yourself from the scorching heat. It allows you to use and appreciate your backyard and patio despite the season. One cool benefit of outdoor umbrellas is protection from the prying eyes of the neighbours.
Further, these umbrellas can protect your furniture from colour depreciation and fading. Finally, it comes in aesthetically pleasing designs to spiff up your patio.
Your backyard can be the focal point of many family gatherings, birthday parties, and memories you can cherish forever. It not only acts as a place for gatherings and chit-chats but can also serve as your space for unwinding.
As much as the natural lushness adds to a space’s beauty, outdoor furniture can elevate your patio’s look by adding style and functionality. Investing in statement pieces like a seating or dining area and accent accessories like a bar cart, coffee table, etc., is a sound investment.