June 21, 2015

PATIO-OASIS

Want to get the most out of your patio? Houzz.com.au provides some useful and affordable tips just in time for summer…

Hang some globe or twinkle lights overhead: Alternatively, you can also hang a string of paper lanterns. Either way, you’re creating a ceiling plane which makes your space more comfortable and alluring. Your guests will find your beautifully-lit patio hard to resist.

Give your furniture a fresh lick of paint: Before doing so, check for scuffs and splinters, especially if you have natural-coloured wood furniture. If you find any, sand them off before applying a fresh coat of paint.

Lay down a rug: Adding a rug which is consistent with your theme or the colours of your surrounding landscape gives your patio that wow factor. Not only that, but an outdoor rug helps soften your patio’s hardscape. It’s a win-win situation.

If buying a rug isn’t feasible, try stenciling a pattern on your deck using weather-proof outdoor paint.

Add some shade from the sun: Try adding a rod and curtain which you can rely on when the sun’s rays become too stifling. Drawing your patio curtains will also give you some much-needed privacy.

Don’t forget the smaller details like candles and cushions: Laying out candles which illuminate a path attracts visitors into your garden. On the other hand, pillows and cushions make it comfortable for you and your mates when you laze in your patio.

Add a touch of whimsy such as outdoor mirrors: Hanging these mirrors on your patio’s wall or fence make your garden look bigger. These mirrors also make for good eye candy which no visitor can resist.

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