Create A Relaxing Patio Space

Create A Relaxing Patio Space

Β Patio Spaces

Your patio should be an area of your home where you are able to forget about all the negative things life can throw at you. Here are nine simple ways to dress up that patio of yours to ensure that it can be a place of complete relaxation.

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1. Accessories to create your relaxing patio space

Water fountains, fire pits, or fireplaces are a great addition. The water from a water fountain produces a very relaxing sound. Fireplaces are relaxing and inviting; they also are functional, providing warmth and even the start of an outdoor kitchen. Firepits bring people together to make your patio useable year round.

Fountain for patio space

Fire pit for outdoor patio space

 

2. Create an ambiance in your patio space by using  outdoor lighting  

You still get to enjoy your patio after the sunset if you purchase some lights. When dining outside, candle lights, wall mount downlights, or dimmable electric lamps can help to set a very relaxing mood and a relaxing patio space. If you want to add drama to your landscape,solar-powered accent lights will do the job. Another great option for lighting is to combine a mixture of lighting options to make your patio a magical place after the sun sets.

Patio space - lighting

3. Add a hot tub or spa for the ultimate relaxing patio space

What better way to relax than with a hot tub or spa. It’s always good to come home to after a long, stressful day at work to relax in. Not only that but once you get in, it relieves stress and provides many health benefits like increased blood flow and muscle relaxation. Be mindful that when placing a hot tub or spa in your patio, there is enough room and the foundation of your patio is sturdy enough. Keep in mind that when full, hot tubs can weigh nearly two tons.

Patio space- hot tub

 

4. Include outdoor structures 

A gazebo can add luxury to any space, whether attached to a deck, your pool or planted in the landscape. A gazebo provides a great place for outdoor dining while also giving you a sense of privacy.

Patio space- pergola

5. Furnish for comfort 

There are many choices available for seating in your patio. There are wrought iron and traditional wood options. You can now also choose from synthetic, waterproof patio furniture and fabric. These choices offer the same element of comfort and style as anything you would have in your home.

Patio Space- furniture

 

6. Create shady areas

You’ll enjoy your patio even more if there are some areas where you can get away from the sun. Some of your choices to provide shade to your patio are mature trees, umbrellas, and retractable awnings.

7. Ensure that you have the element of privacy 

If you have the sense of enclosure, your patio space can easily feel like an oasis. Fences and garden walls can help to provide you with privacy, but you can also decide to go with lattice, pergolas, and landscaping.

8. Create a picture-perfect patio space

You can achieve this by adding texture and color. You can decide to surface your patio with brick. Use planter beds, container gardens, and waterproof furniture to create your relaxing patio space.

9. Dress it up 

If you have structures on your patio, you can cover them with vines and plants that will bring the garden right onto your patio. This is a great way to bring your yard’s landscape and patio together for a cohesive living space.

It’s a vital part of our lives to be able to sit down and have a place to relax. With these simple ways to dress up your patio space, it will help you to achieve complete relaxation and to forget about all the worries in life.

Patio Space

What do you do to make your outdoor patio space inviting and relaxing?

 

Comments (42)

  • All fabulous ideas to spruce up outdoor patios, I am big on the fire pit and hot tub! Thanks so much for all of the inspiration πŸ™‚

    Angela Greven | Mean Green Chef
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  • I love outdoor spaces. And these are all great things to have there, especially the hot tub πŸ™‚

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  • I have done a few of these but still so wanting nice comfy furniture and some design option. Outdoor living in Cali is important and we are getting there.

    angela
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  • Oh, I want all of these on my patio!!! Thanks for the ideas!!

    Laura
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  • Many product ideas.

    Joanne
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  • This is great! We’re actually going to be demolishing our deck soon because I’d rather have a patio. It will be part of our entire backyard landscaping project. πŸ™‚

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  • This really spoke to me! I love home improvement and DIY is so much better!!! Thanks for sharing

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  • Lovel post! I look forward to the day when I have space to implement some of these!

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  • Love this! I’d love a fountain or water feature! πŸ™‚ And…a hot tub would be AMAZING!

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    • My favorite are adding the water features they really add that extra tranquility to space.

      Karie
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  • We just recently redid our backyard. I’ve always loved sitting out on our back patio, and by making a few changes, it feels like a new space. Great suggestions!

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    • That’s great to have a backyard redo. I can’t wait to do ours.

      Karie
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  • I love my patio space! It’s a relaxing place for me to work. I could use a hot tub, though. I love the ideas for accessories; I could probably use a little decor because my space is pretty plain.

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    • That’s great that you have a relaxing, inviting place to work. The decor really does help add a little more extra special touch. Very important. πŸ™‚

      Karie
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  • Wonderful ideas! We just built a patio in front of our house. Now it just needs ideas like these to make it cozy. Great post!

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    • Yeah to having a patio built. That’s a huge undertaking. Now the fun part of making it a great place to relax. And the good part about that is it can be done a little at a time until you have created that perfect place. Best of luck.

      Karie
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  • What a great list! If I could accomplish even half the things on it, I’d be in love with my outdoor patio space. My son probably things a hot tub is in order, but with the winter’s we have, I’m not so sure about heating it. Ha!

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    • Haha Ya I think kids are all about water. Hot tubs are no doubt a hit. πŸ™‚

      Karie
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  • I have been looking around my house thinking I need to do something! This was inspirational! Thank you!

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    • Best of luck. It is fun and easy to makeup little spaces in and around the home.

      Karie
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  • Love this! Water and light features are my favorite!

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    • Water and light features are my favorites as well they really set the ambiance of a place.

      Karie
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  • Lots of great information!!! Thanks for sharing!! Love the solar powered accent lights!!

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    • Lights really set the scene.

      Karie
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  • Our patio is my favorite part of the house. It is my little oasis. These are great suggestions.

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    • That is awesome that you have an inviting patio. Makes for great times.

      Karie
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  • GREAT ideas!! Thank you!!

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  • Great ideas! I love outdoor spaces.

    Jen
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    • Yes outdoor spaces are great after a long day of work to go relax in.

      Karie
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  • We are thinking of revamping our patio next year. Too busy with the new shed and the other living space in the barn. These are great tips and I’ll save them for that project.

    Pauline
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    • Sounds like you have many fun projects going on.

      Karie
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  • YES to the hot tub or spa!!!! It’s on our list! πŸ™‚

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  • I am working VERY hard at being a home owner. A patio space is at the top of my list. This just motivated me even more. πŸ™‚

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    • Best of luck on working towards home ownership! That’s an awesome goal! πŸ™‚

      Karie
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  • Super cozy and inviting ideas!

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    • Thank you. It really makes a difference to have a nice place to relax.

      Karie
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  • These are great tips! We have avoided our backyard for 25 years and are finally getting to work on it. I can’t wait to implement these ideas.

    • Getting ideas on Pinterest are great and can be inspiring. Have fun good luck creating your space.

      Karie
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  • This is a great post! I needed ideas for my backyard and this is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

    Lina
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    • Happy hunting on ideas. It’s always so fun.

      Karie
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  • oh! this is perfect timing as we are working on creating a patio space! although the weather needs to warm up a bit. thanks for the ideas!

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    • Have fun! It’s always so fun to create.

      Karie
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