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Patio Design Ideas & Inspirations
Before you can decorate your patio, you need to determine a use for the space. A front patio can be a casual hang-out area for the family. Backyard patios offer an opportunity to create an outdoor living room or dining room. Browse our selection of patio furniture to find the foundation piece that will determine the style, colour scheme and functionality of the rest of your space.
Completing Your Patio Design
Your patio flooring sets the foundation for your design. Keep it clean and simple with a stained concrete or go with something a bit more refined by laying deck tiles. Choose a nature-inspired finish in shades of brown or grey for a timeless look that complements the design of your home.
Next, select patio furniture designed to provide plush comfort while holding up to the elements. If you are creating a living space, a conversation set or series of lounge chairs will suit hours of outdoor entertaining. If you prefer to eat al fresco, select a durable outdoor dining set with enough seating for everyone in your family.
Just like your indoor rooms, patios require accessories and decorative accents to tie the whole look together. Soften the space with an outdoor area rug constructed of synthetic fibres that won't fade in the sunlight. Plush outdoor pillows, outdoor lanterns and potted plants are all items that can be used to complete your patio design.
Finally, consider the climate of your patio. If you have cooler weather, a patio heater or fire pit can help warm up the space and extend the time that you can spend outdoors. If you live in a warmer region, shade will be an essential component to the comfort of your patio. A pergola, patio umbrella or gazebo can help shield you from the sun and keep your patio cool on hot summer days.
With a few backyard patio ideas, you can transform any space into a usable retreat for everyone in your household. Make the larger purchases like furniture neutral in colour and style. Change up the look seasonally by switching out the pillows, rug and other accessories.