The last twelve months have changed many peoples’ minds about outdoor lounging, and it’s high time that you think about creating a lovely space outside for yourself to unwind. Spending time with your family and friends in an inviting outdoor setting is not only fun and relaxing—it’s also safer. It’s not out-of-reach on a budget, either! In fact, patio upgrade ideas can be much less expensive to implement than upgrades to indoor rooms in your home or apartment.
Try these different ideas for adding a little pizazz to your outdoor space, just in time for spring!
Cozy Up to Hygge Design
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Pronounced “hue-guh,” this Danish design principle translates closely to “cozy enjoyment.” Doesn’t sound bad for a patio design theme, huh? Hygge is all about chunky textures, calm patterns, and comfort over everything. Try these hygge-inspired ideas out on your patio for a nourishing escape from the modern world. Hint: the more blankets, cushions, and pillows you can find, the cozier your space will be!
Indulge in Creature Comforts
Worried about your petting dirtying your patio oasis? Pets are life companions and love to relax alongside us while we’re enjoying the cool, spring air—it just takes a bit of planning to prepare a space that’s welcoming for your pet, too! Plants are the first concern, as you want to make sure they aren’t toxic for your animal, or within reach to be damaged. Then, opt for adaptable furniture with covers that you can easily clean!
Get Green, Without Envy!
There’s no need to stress about creating your own greenscaped backyard paradise. Looking to professionals for landscaping doesn’t have to break the bank, but you can also handle a patio green-ification on your own with a little inspiration. A compost planter made from recycled wood or even plastic is a fantastic and visual conversation starter that’s ripe with practicality—your kitchen scraps will eventually provide fertilizer for your other patio plants!
Find Your Own Zen
Sometimes, a patio is best for just forgetting the rest of the world and meditating on your day or week. For those times that call for a little peace and serenity, opt for a design that whispers rather than shouts. Comfortable, supportive furniture and whimsical lighting can create a fantasy escape that puts you in a zen state of mind. Try adding hanging plants for a “living curtain” effect that moves with the wind and brings tranquility to your mind.
Don’t Stress Out About Relaxation
Creating a relaxing atmosphere for your outdoor environment is much easier than you might think, especially when you take things one step at a time. Whether your favorite environments are cozy, green, zen, or pet-friendly, you can customize your space to fit your tastes and needs without spending much at all!
Don’t be afraid to seek guidance from a professional if you need help tackling a patio renovation, though, as your comfort and safety are the first priority. A website like HomeAdvisor is perfect for finding local experts to help you achieve your dream outdoor space.
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