#1 Stick to one style
Our very first tip when it comes to designing your patio is to stick to one style. Whether you are going for a trendy and minimalistic Scandi style, a boho style with earthy colours or something else, stick to that style. Mixing different styles can make it look cluttered and messy which you certainly do not want. Choose a style that reflects your personality and matches the rest of your home and interior.
#2 Brighten up the space with some beautiful flowers and plants
Who doesn’t love plants and flowers? Plants and flowers are a wonderful way to add a bit of colour and life to your patio. Try choosing plants that are suitable for the climate (this will depend on where in Aussie you are living) and the lighting conditions on your patio. You can use pots, planters, hanging baskets or a mix of all three to display your plants. If you just cannot get enough of plants and greenery, you can even add some climbing plants, such as jasmine or ivy, and create a beautiful green wall.
#3 Create a cosy lounge area with an outdoor bed
What says relaxation and chillin’ more than an outdoor bed? Adding an outdoor bed to your patio will instantly create a cosy and comfy lounge area. It is the perfect place to relax, read a book, sip your morning coffee, chat to your friends, or take a nap. Of course you can also sleep on your outdoor bed on the hot summer nights – if you are lucky you might even be able to stargaze before going to sleep.
#4 Make it even more cosy with fluffy blankets and pillows
Adding fluffy blankets and pillows to your outdoor bed and your patio furniture will make it feel even more cosy and inviting. When it comes to pillows and blankets, it is a good idea to choose materials that can withstand the elements. Wool, cotton and faux fur are all great options for your patio. Remember, to choose colours and patterns that match the overall style of your patio.
#5 Get a few herbs for the patio
Not only is adding a few herbs to your patio beautiful, it is also practical when you are cooking. You can use the herbs to add flavour to your meals, make teas or even create natural remedies if you are into natural medicine. Native river mint, cinnamon myrtle, basil, lemon myrtle and native thyme are all wonderful herbs to grow on your patio.
#6 Get warm by the fireplace
An outdoor fireplace is a lovely way to create a cozy atmosphere and extend the outdoor season. Just imagine sitting outside on your patio on a chilly autumn evening by the fireplace. A fireplace will provide light and warmth, making it the perfect place to spend evenings with friends and family.
#7 Let there be light
Add a magical touch to your patio with outdoor fairy lights. They can be used to create a welcoming and warm atmosphere and make it extra cosy during nighttime. You can hang your fairy lights from trees, plants, umbrellas, or pergolas. You can use candles and lanterns to add a little bit of extra ambiance and light.
#8 Beach vibes with a hammock
If you long for those beachy vibes then you will love adding a hammock to your patio. A hammock is the perfect place to nap, read, and just enjoy life. Make sure you choose a sturdy hammock and install it properly.
#9 Storage hooks for scarves, hats, and more
Adding storage hooks to your patio will make it look more organized and tidy. This way you will always have a place to hang blankets, scarves, hats, and other items. When choosing storage hooks for your patio, make sure you select ones that are designed for outdoor use.
#10 Have fun!
Lastly, remember to have fun with it! Yes, decorating your patio is a big task, but it is also a fun one so do not forget to enjoy it.
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