Your patio and backyard are an extension of your new or existing home. In addition to having a beautiful garden landscape, a well-designed outdoor living space of any size will help to elevate your home. Whether you’re barbequing with your family or enjoying a day in the sun with friends, these fun and functional patio décor trends are sure to impress.
Custom Built-In Furniture
There are a number of benefits to using your décor budget towards a unique built-in furniture set up. The customizability of built-in furniture means that you are able to perfectly fit your furniture to your space. This can help achieve the look that you are going for while also serving the purpose you need it to. For example, a built-in bench seat could double as a flower box on the back, house solar powered lighting fixtures, or have additional storage underneath the seat. Not only can built-in furniture help to increase resale value, but it also means that everything is secure and you don’t have to worry about storing anything during the winter months.
Classic Pergola or Modern Pagoda
A classic pergola is a focal point that helps to bring a Mediterranean-inspired coolness to any patio. Beams and lattice on a classic-style pergola allow for vines to grow and wrap around it while protecting you and your furniture from the sun’s rays. If the classic style isn’t for you, consider opting for a more modern glass pagoda. While it may not protect you from the sun, the weatherproof glass will protect you and your patio from rain, leaves and any other debris. Both options make the perfect setting for dining al fresco.
Full Outdoor Kitchens
Incorporating a range of appliances and workspaces into your outdoor space will not only increase the amount of time you are able to spend outside during the summer, but create possibilities in ways in which you are able to use the space. A custom-built unit will be worth the work and cost as it will not only increase the resale value of your home, it will optimize the space and make entertaining considerably more convenient.
In Canada, our patios are primarily used during the summer months. A water feature helps not only to add a luxurious touch to any space, but also works to elevate the summertime feeling that a water element gives you. It’s soothing and relaxing. A water feature can be bold or understated, and by choosing the right materials, can fit the overall aesthetic of any yard. Use modern materials and neutral colours for a minimalistic or chic look, or play with colours and textures to add character and personality.
Cozy Custom Firepits
There’s nothing quite like a fire on a summer night, which is why custom firepits are becoming so popular. Roasting marshmallows while you chat with friends is a great way to spend an evening, but stone firepits are as beautiful as they are functional. They’re also a patio feature that can be used well past the summer months — just bundle up, hook up a set of outdoor speakers and sit by the fire to enjoy a lovely autumn afternoon. The are many options so look for the one that best suits your décor and space.
A great outdoor space is a must, whether you’re enjoying a book while lounging in the sun or entertaining friends and family. With these patio décor ideas, you’ll have no trouble bringing your home to the next level and making the most of what your patio and backyard have to offer. If you’re on the hunt for a new home to make your own, visit our website, starlanehomes.com, to view our current and upcoming communities!