People used to spend most of their time indoors, whether that will in the living room or kitchen. Those rooms can be called multi functional. The same can be said about patios if we talk in terms of outdoors. Everything depends on comfortable atmosphere there. If patio layout is designed as multi functional and people can have multi activities being there, they will love to spend a time there in warm period of the year. or in other words, patios function and purpose is to get you outdoor.
Outdoor patio, especially multi functional, requires careful planning, but at the same time it must serve you enough practically. If you want to add a dinning area, consider it as a center of your patio planning. But dinning area in a patio does not mean that you can’t add there a plot for natural garden, or a feature of decorative water or a private area for your rest or reading. An ideal plan of your patio is dynamic patio covering the activities of your family.
The view to the patio from your home should make an impression of integrated layout with the natural flow from one environmental area to other, at the same time it must be similar to your home indoor interior.
The very welcome feature of the patio are plants. The plants are not only the elements of patio decoration and make it similar to the nature, but bigger plants also can serve as a shade from the sun.
The same as your rooms inside of the home, the patio design is a blend of walls, floors and ceiling. Also, we must add there functional features and of course some decorative elements.
Correct chosen colors and textures have its weight.They are the same important or both indoors and outdoors. The best choice to build a patio is to start with a floor as it is the dominant element, and floor sets important tone for all entire patio space. What material to use for the floor? There are many options – concrete, brick, stone, wood and even artificial materials. An important rule of floor design is that finished pattern must fit the entire patio space. Material’s texture and color must blend with your house, your garden and plantings.
Now you can start shaping entire patio space and add walls and fence. And of course, you need overhead as you need something for to make a shade: it can be pergolas or arbors.
You can improve your mood with smaller or bigger bubbling fountain or even add a pool.
Don’t forget about night lighting. You can illuminate your patio with simple fire pit or add decorative lighting.