Posted on 16th December 2022
Make the most of your garden patio even when the seasons change and create a beautiful outdoor living space that stands an impressive extension of your home. There are many easy ways to make your patio a liveable area to enjoy by yourself or with guests.
Outdoor living has become an increasingly popular concept, especially due to the last few years when most of us have had to spend more time outdoors than ever before.
Creating a patio that is an extension of your home blurs the line between indoors and outdoors and helps to make you feel like you can relax in any part of your property.
At Stone & Surfaces Direct we know exactly what to do in order to create an exterior space that acts as a seamless transition between inside and outside.
Add plants and flowers
Add beautiful interjections of colour and extend the green space of your outdoor room with plants and flowers. You could also use plant pots to create sections or define a space.
If you have a large area in your garden that is vacant, consider adding rows of potted plants to keep your outdoor area feeling more intimate.
Upgrade your patio furniture
When it comes to patio furnishings, they can be just as comfortable and attractive as interior furnishings. Incorporate functional pieces like corner couches and dining tables that fit your space and aesthetic but can also cater for friends and family.
We recommend choosing furnishings that are specifically weather-resistant but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style.
Create ambience with lighting
The good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money on lighting to create an ambient atmosphere. Candles, outdoor string lights or battery operated fairy lights are practical and add to the cosy and pretty feel of your outdoor living space.
Use outdoor rugs to soften the look
To add to the outdoor living aesthetic, consider adding rugs to soften the look and make it feel more snuggly and relaxing.
There are so many affordable rug options available and they hold up amazingly well in unpredictable UK weather conditions.
Go practical with porcelain paving
Porcelain paving is the perfect solution for seamless indoor-outdoor living. With suitability to be used inside and out, you can carry the same look from your kitchen to the patio doors and beyond to really help your garden feel like an extension of your home.
What’s more, porcelain paving is extremely low maintenance and durable so you don’t need to invest time throughout the year to keep it looking good. Check out our range of porcelain paving here.
Add umbrellas for extra character
Not only does a patio umbrella act as a protector from too much sunlight, it can really add to the style and colour scheme of your outdoor space.
They are also great for protecting furniture and pillows from morning dew and rain showers.
Get cosy round the fire pit
Adding a fire pit is the perfect way to make an outdoor space feel warm, liveable and cosy. Not only do they provide an entertainment factor but they also create a perfect summer ambience.
With over 25 years of experience distributing natural stone paving, porcelain paving, aggregates, rockeries and interior solutions worldwide; Stone & Surfaces Direct are the people to help you achieve the perfect patio, garden, or home interior.
Talk to one of our experienced stone professionals about your specific needs today.