Dubai is finally rid of the scorching summer heat and as the close breeze of winter blows through the city, there couldn’t be a better time to put that patio to use – you can host a quaint gathering with friends and family or just grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the pleasant weather after a long day. There are many ways you can use this space, but given it hasn’t been used for the majority of the year, you may need to give it a makeover. If you are wondering how to decorate a patio, here are 5 fun ideas for patio decorating that you can use to brighten up space and enjoy it during the winter months.
5 SIMPLE TECHNIQUES to decorate a patio
Whether you live in a villa in Dubai or have with a large balcony deck, you can use these techniques as a guide to decorating your outdoor space. Let’s take a closer look at the different ways you can decorate a patio.
1. jazz up the OUTDOOR FURNITURE
One of the first and most crucial steps to decorate a patio is to have furniture in it, especially if you plan to entertain guests in that area. Even if space if just for you and your family, adding furniture to your is an essential step as it can really set the mood for space. A pair of single chairs, a table and a two-seater are the usual elements when it comes to patio furniture, but if you have a large enough area you can add more variations to match the look to the theme you are going for.
There are so many ways you can get creative when it comes to customising the look of your furniture to give off a certain look. If you are going for a classic look, opt for a square table and seat arrangements with dark wooden frames, paired with light cushions. For a more retro look, you can incorporate more colourful and quirky pieces of furniture such as bean bags or ottoman seats. For a more boho look, opt for wicker furniture with a rounded table. If you already have patio furniture you can upgrade their look by purchase some furniture covers and adding accessories such as pillows.
2.BRIGHTEN THE SPACE WITH SOME LIGHTS
Since you are most likely to be spending time in your patio during the evening hours in your home in Dubai, adding lights are a great way to brighten up the area and give it an edgy look. Hanging string lights is the best and easiest way to decorate a patio, as it can be customised in many different ways – You can either drape them across a wall or wrap them around some plants for a more whimsical look. You can even stuff them into see-through buckets and pots if you want to get really creative. Decorative lamps and lanterns are also a great addition to a patio for a more classic outdoorsy look. Want to learn more about how to efficiently brighten up any space in your home, check out these tips to improve your home lighting.
3. add some quirky ACCESSORIES
The patio is a space with a lot of potential for decoration when accessories. Adding accessories is a simple and easy trick that can be used to brighten up the look of any patio. You can place accessories either in empty corners or in places that may be looking dull. Tiny fountains, waterfalls, statues, potted plants and other such trinkets are a great way to add some depth to the look of your outdoor space. You can even extend this to adding photo frames, hanging panels and other wall decor items to give your patio a unique look. Pillows with bold patterns and colours are also great accessories to add to make an otherwise dull looking patio more colourfull. Just make sure not to overcrowd the area with too many accessories, as doing so can make the patio look cluttered.
4. freshen up the look with FLOWers
Fresh flowers are always a great addition to any outdoor space – not only do they brighten up the look of the space, but they add a fresh pop of colour and subtle fragrance to the area. If you aren’t someone with a green thumb, artificial flowers are a great addition too. They can either be placed in decorative pots or you can get creative and switch out the pots for wicker baskets and even un-used cooking pots. The sky is the limit when it comes to plants – just go with your favourite ones and you should have a lively looking patio in no time.
5. DESIGN A COMFY CORNER
This final feature on our patio decorating tips is one for all the book lovers! You can dedicate a certain corner of your patio for your reading time. A hanging swing or a hammock are great additions to help create a reading corner or just a place to lay back and relax after a long day. You can even add a long lawn bench with a soft duvet, throw pillows and comfy sheets in a corner of the patio to achieve the same look. Imagine coming home after a long day at work and unwinding in a comfy corner with a hot beverage. Just perfect isn’t it?
Well, that concludes our roundup of patio decorating ideas. The patio of your home is a special place where memories are made and definitely deserves the same kind of love that the rest of the home. After incorporating these patio decorating ideas your outdoor space will definitely be ready for a garden party or any other special occasion to celebrate the winter months in Dubai. Now that you know how to decorate your patio, you will definitely be ready to host a garden party and if you are, here are some tips on how to host a garden party.
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