Yes, your dream patio is actually a lot more affordable than you think.
Find out what artificial plants, rustic furniture, rugs and pillows can do for your outdoor space!
4 Patio Additions to Remodel Your Outdoor Space
Skeptical about getting plants for your patio? Don’t think twice! Well, if they’re live plants, you may have to give it a lot of thought. Because there’s a lot of maintenance, time, and effort involved. That’s why, we recommend you get some artificial trees and plants instead.
And if you’re thinking of ways to decorate your patio with plants, check these tips:
- Try container gardening: Pack containers with pretty plants and place them all over your patio. Make sure you group containers in accordance with their height to enhance the appeal of your outdoor space. Also, choose colorful, bright containers to liven up your area.
- Go low maintenance: If you’re opting for live foliage, you can choose succulents like Sedums, Echeverias and Sempervivens. But, if you decide to go with artificial plants (yay), you can opt for anything, since they’re all low-maintenance.
- Create a color theme: Choose colors for your plants based on the look you want to create for your patio. Want a subdued look? Pick foliage colors like blue, gray, or white. Or, maybe you want a more lively appeal? Pick brighter colors like red, yellow, or orange. Additionally, when you choose colors, keep in mind the colors of your house, outdoor furniture, or deck.
- Plant for privacy: If you want to block your patio from the eyes of nosy neighbors, consider planting trees in containers and then placing those containers close to each other. This will serve as an effective barrier.
How do you use your outdoor space?
Do you dine outside frequently, or is it just a chill-out area?
If you find yourself eating outside on your patio often, then definitely get some tables and chairs. On the other hand, if you don’t normally entertain a lot of guests, then you could simply get a pretty couch and a low coffee table.
Furniture made out of softwood, MDF, and melamine are usually known for being inexpensive.
Need ideas to perfectly arrange your furniture? Here goes:
Symmetrical or Asymmetrical? While the first one sets a more formal feel to your patio, the latter gives off a more casual, quirky feel.
Create a focal point. For instance, if you get a couch for your patio, that will serve as the focal point. This is because it would be the primary gathering point. The other decor you have in your patio will build off of this primary point.
Space it out. Make sure your primary seating area is spacious. You don’t want your guests to squeeze through the areas in between your furniture. And as for areas that receive less foot traffic, you can cut down the measurement accordingly.
Divide into sections. Instead of having just one huge patio with open space, divide the area into sections for different areas of entertainment. Maybe you could set aside some space for a heater, for an outdoor fireplace, and so on.
Accessorize with plants. Again, that’s where we come into the picture. Our inexpensive, artificial trees can make for excellent accessories. In addition to plants, you can also accessorize with area rugs and good lighting.
3. String Lights
Yet another inexpensive way to redo your patio is with string lighting. These help create a magical feel to your patio. According to what’s most suitable to you, you could opt for solar-powered string lights, the plugin kind or the battery-operated lights.
Check out the following ways in which you can decorate with string lights:
- Along the railing of your balcony (Check out these cool ways to decorate your balcony using string lighting!)
- Under an umbrella
- In a lantern
- Around a bush
- Around a tree trunk
- Anchor them around a gazebo or patio
- Cascading from the branches
4. Fire Pits
Getting a fire pit for your patio would be great! You could choose from wood burning fire pits, propane fire pits, gel fuel fire pits, and natural gas fire pits.
Wood burning fire pits are limited to a contained space and give an authentic experience that feels complete with the crackle of wood and real smoke. These kinds of fire pits come in varieties that include a stone or brick fire pit, an outdoor fireplace (portable or stationary), and a wood burning grill.
Although the use of wood fuel requires work, they do great in providing a homey, natural experience.
Propane fire pits give off a more luxurious feel. They are often molded with glass, rock pebbles, and faux wood. Propane fire pits offer three varieties: copper bowl fire pit, fire pit table, and propane portable fire pit.
Although they seem convenient and nice-looking, they’re actually quite expensive. Additionally, the food cooked over this pit won’t be of the same high quality as the wood-cooked dishes.
Gel fuel fire pits are versatile, portable and exquisitely designed, and give off quality flames. Mainstream designs include tabletop fireplaces and gel fueled logs.
Although gel fuel fire pits are convenient and beautiful, they are hard to come by. This is because they don’t give off as much heat as the other fire pit varieties.
Natural gas fire pits run on a limitless supply of fuel from a natural gas line. The two design types of natural gas fire pits are sunken design and tabletop/round/square design.
Aside from the initial installation charges, there’s not a lot of expense that goes into maintenance. Do keep safety in mind while using your fire pit.
Patio remodeling doesn’t need to burn a hole in your pocket. You can even remodel the old-school way by building accessories on your own!
And remember, a few artificial plants can definitely enhance the appeal of your patio. Shop from our wide range of faux foliage today.