5 Ways to Inject Personality Into Your Patio Space


5 ways to personalize your patio space by Buckeye Landscaping & Oheil Irrigation.

Your patio is an extension of your house. You can think of it as another room. Your patio may combine aspects of different rooms, such as a living room, dining room and kitchen all in one. Your family probably spends a lot of time on your patio so you want it to reflect the personality of your household.

If you’re not sure how to add personality to your patio – we have a few ideas to help you get started.

1. Plants

You probably have plants in your landscaping but adding plants to your patio is an easy way to bring color and interest to your patio space. The plants and their containers both offer an opportunity to add flair.

If you love to cook consider adding an herb garden to your patio space. Basil, mint, cilantro, and parsley are a few herbs that are relatively easy to grow.

Planter garden in wagon via This Old House.

If you are planting containers remember this simple formula: tall, filler and fall. A tall interesting plant, filler plants, and plants falling over the edge of the container make for beautiful and lush looking containers.

Finally, the planters themselves can add interest. This is an excellent opportunity to incorporate your unique interests. No need to buy ceramic planters from your local nursery (although they are also great). Consider turning unexpected containers into a planter. If you like wine, use a wine crate or barrel as a planter. What about an old vanity, dresser or carriage? Anything container can work. If you’re not sure, look on Pinterest for inspiration and don’t be afraid to think outside the box.

2. Furniture

When considering what furniture to add to your patio, consider how you will use it. Don’t feel like you need to add the traditional table with center umbrella and chairs from a big box store. If you like to lounge outside add an outdoor couch with a footstool. Built in benches around the sides of your patio adds a lot of seating for friends and double as display space.

Outdoor bar via pallet ideas.

Consider your interests when adding additional furniture to your patio. If you enjoy a cocktail in the evening add an outdoor bar. If you enjoy gardening and planting, consider adding a planting bench. You can also look outside the traditional stores for outdoor furniture. If your patio has shelter you can treat indoor furniture with outdoor upholstery or weatherproof paint to help it survive the elements.

3. Color

Colorful patio design with accessories via http://jslatelydesign.blogspot.ca/.

Color is an easy way to add interes