Whether you prefer a bohemian, contemporary, traditional or oriental style, we’ll help you choose what is best for your patio.
Here’s everything you need to know on these four patio styles, from colors to furniture.
Synonymous with escape and freedom, the bohemian spirit invites you to travel.
To create a bohemian patio or garden, your motto should be to let yourself go. Don’t be afraid to mix colors or patterns, and accumulate various accessories like throw pillows, lamps, or random artifacts.
This is the perfect time to go for bright and deep colors. Think of blue, turquoise, red, or purple; they’ll all be key to a warmer atmosphere.
As for the recurring motifs, try ones echoing the theme, like birds and stripes. A real mix that will take you straight to the Baltic region.
When it comes to your furniture, try going for a more sober approach. Natural materials, like rattan, painted wood, or wicker are preferred. Wrought iron is also a good choice.
Although bohemian decor is often associated with accumulation, it’s advisable to opt for united furniture, with simple colors. You’ll want to lighten up the overall style, instead of risking bad taste.
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To accentuate the bohemian spirit in your patio or garden, consider adding somewhere on your lawn an iron birdcage.
This design element can contain within it a robust green plant, or perhaps a pretty colored ribbon.
Color and eccentricity are not required to have a stylish patio, or even one arranged with taste. Sometimes, the simplest things are the most beautiful.
Stay in the natural colors if you go for a more classic patio.
White accessories, or beige and brown ones, are preferred. They’ll associate well with the simple colors of your furniture.
For a traditional angle, stay with wood as your primary material. It’s strong, and pretty much waterproof.
Patio furniture made out of teak is perfect. They’re always elegant and pleasant to the touch, plus easy to combine with other materials (such as rattan or wicker). For example, you can create a warm and friendly atmosphere by mixing a teak table with wicker chairs.
Unlike plastic that requires no maintenance, wood should be oiled once a year to last a while without losing its splendor.
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Stay in the same natural colors by adding a large, overarching and static patio umbrella. It will blend well with the rest of your furniture.
Like any contemporary decor, the main colors preferred will be grey, black and white.
Don’t worry though, modernity does not necessarily mean austerity.
For those wishing to bring splashes of color to brighten up their patio, it’s very easily done. Bet on bright colors, like orange, yellow or red, for your accessories.
When it comes to your furniture, go for sleek lines.
Without a doubt, the two main materials when it comes to contemporary patios are steel and plastic.
Although steel furniture has the most beautiful effect, don’t underestimate its cheaper alternative. More convenient and less expensive, plastic-based furniture requires no maintenance and is weatherproof. You’ll no longer have to bring your furniture indoor when summer ends.
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At nightfall, amaze your friends by turning on your lighted flowerpots. Traditionally white, luminescent flowerpots now support lots of colors (thanks to LEDs), and can be that one added accessory to your contemporary garden or patio.
With or without a plant, you can enhance the effect by lining up multiple iterations of the lamp.
Dreaming of travel and exotic holidays? Escape to the kingdom of a thousand and one nights by creating an oriental garden.
Choose warm colors like red, brown, orange, yellow or plum, that will transport you directly to North Africa.
For a cozy atmosphere also think of decorating your patio with pillows, candle holders and lanterns.
Moroccan specialty, wrought iron is a must-have for any garden with oriental inspirations. But feel free to mix this material with wood, ceramics and even bronze.
As a coffee table, try going for a small side table in iron with ceramic coating. Add a simple wooden sofa covered with colorful pillows, and you’re set.
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For a full eastern-style decor, you can even dress up your patio floor with a huge carpet.
It’ll bring some elegance and warmth to your outdoor.