It’s time to extend your home’s living spaces to the outdoors. To get your patio prepped for a summer of relaxation and fun, consider these decor ideas and inspiration:
• The entryway.
Your patio will be more enticing if you have beautiful sliding glass patio doors leading to it. If you do go in for this upgrade, it’s important to know that patio doors can be customized in a number of ways that affect their look and function.
To help you make sense of your options, shop with manufacturers that offer visualizer tools, such as the one available at ProVia, provia.com/app. This can help you see what colors and hardware look best in your home and find the combination you like best.
Aeris wood and vinyl sliding doors, for example, offer many customization opportunities, including wood stain finishes, interior and exterior colors; options for internal grids and internal blinds; and a wide array of decorative glass, privacy glass and tinted glass options.
Beyond beauty, be sure to prioritize high performance, particularly when it comes to energy efficiency, storm protection, and of course, smooth, easy and quiet operation. After all, it’s hard to feel relaxed if simply getting outdoors is a struggle.
• Exterior decorating.
Boost comfort and ambiance by applying the same attention to detail when decorating your patio as you would indoors.
Beyond furniture that’s comfortable enough to lounge on all day or evening, incorporate throws, pillows and even rugs. Add splashes of color and vibrancy by hanging outdoor wall art, or, if you’re feeling extra creative, painting a mural.
Paper lanterns hung above your patio dining area can bring a touch of romance to meals enjoyed outdoors. And get inspired by the nature around you by ensuring your patio features greenery. Potted and hanging plants or even ivy, jasmine or roses grown against a wall are all good choices.
• Beauty inspired by nature.
These days, manufactured stone is not just for the side of your home. The possibilities for using it in and around the patio are endless. Add drama to a boundary wall between the patio and yard; beautify your outdoor kitchen’s grill unit, pizza oven, table or island; and enhance seating around the fire pit or fireplace and the bases of pergolas or columns.
Just be sure to select products that look like authentic stone even upon careful inspection, and are designed to withstand the elements. For example, the choices available from ProVia are artfully crafted to produce a realistic, dramatic effect, mimicking stones from different geographic regions in a range of cuts.
Unlike other options on the market, colors permeate throughout the entire stone, giving every manufactured stone a realistic look with hues that last for years. To learn more, go to provia.com/stone.