Category : Patio
Is your patio looking a little tired? Why not give it a bit of love and create a fresh look with a few easy steps. We’ve gathered a few simple ideas of how to turn your patio into a lovely alfresco retreat.
Invest in Plants and Succulents
Adding plants to your patio is a lovely way to soften the space and add some life (literally) to the area. A gable patio offers the perfect opportunity for hanging plants. Consider hanging plants below each other in a vertical lines. This is a unique way to create a green curtain-style privacy screen from neighbours.
If you have a blank wall that needs some attention, plan a vertical garden. You can attach planter boxes to the wall, or construct free standing vertical terraces for the space. If the wall extends behind an existing garden, why not plant vines? Overtime the plant will take over the wall and create a green backdrop – a great way to stay cool in summer.
No green thumb? Succulents are not only easy to keep, but rising in popularity. These hearty water wise plants add colour to the space and can be placed in a variety of pots, containers, garden beds to suit your style.
Add Bright Colours
Most gable patios are installed in neutral colours set to match the house. So why not add a splash of colour with accessories? This is great chance to play with fuchsia, turquoise, orange and yellow. Consider brightly coloured cushions for your outdoor setting – mix and match patterns with stripes and solid colours for a playful festive style.
A colourful rug goes a long way to brighten a space and bring a theme together. A single large rug looks stunning in a large space. For smaller spaces, multiple throw rugs and runners will add a pop of colour, and can often be thrown in the washer for easy maintenance.
Consider painting old furniture – that neglected wooden bench can make a quick weekend project with a little TLC. Adding a bright new coat of paint can transform something old into a statement piece for your outdoor space. Find an old coffee table or even some crates – after a fresh splash of paint, these pieces make great side tables for drinks and snacks while entertaining.
Keep It Simple
A patio makeover doesn’t have to break the bank, and shouldn’t involve too much work. Less is often more, and by selecting the right pieces for your alfresco you can make a strong impact. Don’t overlook the power of a fresh coat of paint and a string of fairy lights. The crisp clean glow will be sure to transport you on those warm summer evenings.
A gable patio gives you the perfect setting for an eye catching chandelier. Look for brightly coloured crystalline options, or metal settings where you can swap the globes for candles. This can be the perfect accent to spruce up your patio.
Coastal Patios WA are masters at creating gable patios to perfectly suit your home. Get in touch today for your home patio project.