A patio is a privilege for any homeowner since it brings you the possibility to spend some quality time outdoors instead of being limited to your apartment only. Even a small patio can be nicely decorated with a layout that brings the best out of that small space. For those who have a more spacious patio, the possibilities are endless when it comes to decoration. If you live in a place where the climate changes a lot every couple of months, it is a good option to invest in covering your patio so you can enjoy both winter and summer without worrying because of the forecast showing snow or rain. Let’s check some ideas on how to decorate your covered patio and make it even more enjoyable.
Install some comfortable furniture on your patio
A patio you are supposed to spend time in means nothing without some furniture to sit and relax. A small desk with some chairs around or maybe even a sofa placed next to the patio wall and close to some flowers and lanterns. You can already imagine the ambiance that this outdoor space could have with just a little bit of your effort. Depending on the size of the table you can even eat outdoors or invite friends over, which is a great option. For those who need a quiet corner for themselves, you can install an oversized boho chair with a comfortable mattress. When it comes to furniture, you can reuse some old ones that have been using space in your house without any purpose. That way, you get something for the patio and get rid of what you don’t need in your house.
Water is an element that can soothe you and bring some nature to any space, so a backyard pond in your backyard can be a wonderful asset to think about. If your patio is small, and your budget a bit limited, then you probably can’t afford a pool. A backyard pond can be a decent substitute for that. Hearing water flow can be calming when you spend your time there and you can add some fish and make it like a natural aquarium. It would be ideal to place it close to that private corner we mentioned, where you would relax, maybe read a book or meditate. As an additional tip, you can add some water lilies and make it a true little exotic corner in your covered patio.
Install a pergola
Maybe you don’t have any specific coverage for your patio yet. In this case, you might think about getting one. Awnings, patio coverings, pergolas, and other options are available on the market and you can consider these depending on your budget and preferences. The option to install a pergola roof is one of the best ones since it brings both a nice visual effect and functionality which makes a good balance.
If you have installed furniture and you like eating outdoors, why not install an outdoor kitchen as well? It doesn’t have to be a big one, but rather a small stove or a barbecue. Since your patio is covered, you don’t have to worry about the weather conditions. This allows you to prepare meals there without going in and out of the house with all the food and plates. It’s just more comfortable. Also, it is a great way to repurpose an old stove if you have one.
Add flowers to your patio
A patio without a small garden or at least a couple of pots with flowers is just not that vivid and nicely decorated. If there is enough space to seed something, it would be great to do so. However, in smaller areas, it is much more practical to just get some terracotta pots and seed some flowers there. Your pots can be decorative themselves, since depending on the rest of the patio you can paint them in bright colors and see how that can lighten up the space. Don’t forget to maintain all that later.
Use lighting as a decoration
Lanterns and lamps can be decorative as well, other than serving their primary purpose of lighting the space. Since you probably want to spend time outdoors at night as well, make sure you have proper lighting. Subtle light at night can make the space look magical and if you install a couple of lanterns it can be very decorative as well.
To sum it up, depending on the space and budget, you have different options available when it comes to covered patio decoration. Having a pergola roof is a great option since it makes the whole space protected and secluded and you can enjoy it even if the weather is not perfect. Decoration can depend on the type of furniture, flowers, lighting, and any additional elements.