Furnishing and decorating your patio can be just as fun as designing your home’s interior. When the weather cooperates, just about everyone enjoys spending time outside, whether relishing some alone time or entertaining friends and family. You want your patio decor to be a comfortable and eye-pleasing space where you can relax and enjoy yourself. To make the most of your patio, be sure to avoid these three common mistakes.
Too Much or Too Little Outdoor Furniture
When you’re buying outdoor furniture, it can be a challenge to gauge your space. You don’t want too much or too large of furniture so the patio feels cramped and you and your guests have to squeeze around it. On the other hand, you don’t want too little or too tiny outdoor furniture so it’s uncomfortable and doesn’t provide enough seating. To avoid too much or too little, get the dimensions of the furniture before you purchase it. Then use masking tape or large paper to map out the space. This will help you decide if the patio will have the spatial feel you want.
No Patio Lighting or Decor
Patio accessories showcase your personality and liven up the space. Pillows, rugs, planters, and umbrellas can all transform a standard patio into a place you and guests want to be. Lighting is important because it transitions your outdoor space from a daytime location to an evening retreat. Check out our Patio Lighting Tips blog to make your outdoor space feel cozy and inviting.
Buying Cheap Furniture
As the old saying goes, “You get what you pay for.” Low-cost outdoor furniture can look great, but it may only last you a few months or one season. You don’t have to break the bank to get a good quality outdoor set, but do consider that your patio furniture is an investment. High-quality patio pieces can actually save you money by not having to purchase multiple sets over the years. Be sure to purchase your outdoor furniture and accessories from a company with a good reputation you trust.
Creating your ideal outdoor space just takes a bit of planning. Don’t limit yourself to thinking about what you should avoid, think about what you want in your outdoor space. Be sure to incorporate your personality and style into your patio design to make your outdoor space your own.