European-Inspired Patio Design

This post is a step-by-step summary for creating your own European-inspired patio. Choose a style from each group to create your personal Euro-style home design. On some of these sections, you can pick more than one choices. But this is not a quiz or test. Rather, it is a way to brainstorm different ideas and styles until you pick the right combinations that best make up your personal style for you patio.

#2 Choose a style based on style of house

  • Country style has mosaic ground, which is colorful with bold Southwestern colors, pool, outdoor dining table for meals, colorful tiles, west-facing, low wall and potted flowers placed on this wall, and south-facing.
  • Southwest style has wildflowers, roses, wisteria, palms, and flowering trees.
  • Cottage garden style looks cozy and cute, attracting many animals and insects, similar to a wildlife sanctuary.
  • Oriental style has bulbs, ornamental grass, dwarf Japanese, black pine, Zen and Asian props, and a bonsai tree.
  • Kitsch style includes found objects, which might be old times that tend to have sentimental value or just nostalgic for childhood.
  • Spanish style includes yellow, white, lilac, and orange flowers.

#4 Choose the right location

  • Certain flowers thrive in a certain location, whether facing east, west, south, or north.
  • Brazilian Plume has a pink color
  • Cymbidiums, Clivia, Burro’s Tail, yellow shrimp plant, coleus with snow bush, and Mandevilla Alice du Pont face the east.
  • White Mandevilla and begonia Richmond enosis face west.
  • Sky Shine under the open sky during winter-time.
  • Royal Purple Brunsfelsia are darker shade plants with reflected light. Other darker shade plants include Ligularia, clivia, Chinese Wisteria, Camellia Indica, all are placed in north-facing location. Hydrangeas are grown in tubs or ground, but face east. Cane Begonia—a long bloom—faces east or west; azaleas, Alaska, and Red Wing face north.


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