Rather than upgrading to a larger home, many people are looking to expand their living space outdoors. As a result, patios are becoming larger, more luxurious, and more sheltered.
Outdoor patios have become hubs of activity geared towards entertaining and relaxing. A well-designed patio will not only add additional living space to your home, but also increase its resale value.
Comfy, functional furnishings only go so far in making your patio a favourite gathering place. The right landscape plants can transform that hardworking space into a room as big as the great outdoors. Plants make a patio seem part of the natural environment and grace the space with welcoming appeal.
When selecting your materials, it is important that you consider both design and functionality. You do not want to purchase material that is weak just because it looks good. The best material is durable, well-constructed and attractive all at the same time.
A brick wall with medium height and a sloping roof that is supported by vertical posts is an ideal patio design. Container gardening works best with such kind of patios. The main purpose of a patio is to just create a small space to enjoy the surroundings and carry out certain human activities.
Here are some key points that you should consider to achieve your design:
1. When selecting what flowers to place in what area, it is best to consider the lighting in the patio. Think of where the sunlight hits in the morning, at noontime, and in the afternoon. This gives you an idea of how to evenly spread plants and flowers so that at all times of day there is something blooming in your patio.
2. Create a point of interest in your design. Focal points can be naturally occurring, such as colourful plants and flowers in one area, or strategically placed furniture such as fountains, trellises, statues, birdbaths, or a little pool or artificial lake, if you have the space. You can also use plants that are taller than the others that are in the garden.
3. To achieve the best design for your patio landscaping is choosing a theme. By doing this, you have an idea as to what you want for your patio and in your garden.
a. The style of your home. Since the patio is an extension of your home, choose a patio landscape design that is complimentary so that the colors and materials you choose will bring about harmony in design.
b. The theme will be the overall feel of your landscape.
4. Planning your landscape around curvy and round shapes add grace to the whole landscape. You can soften up sharp edges with plants, flower beds, and focal points.
As soon as you have your base material picked out it is time to add the accessories. Accessories can include anything from plants to colorful stones to a small water fixture of some sort.
The accessories are what truly adds style into your patio landscape design and gives it your touch. With accessories you can make the patio far more inviting and appealing. A patio that is lovely and welcoming will reflect how the persons inside are living.