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5 Stylish Garden Patio Ideas

If you hadn’t already transformed your outdoor spaces, balconies, or patios during the lockdown, the arrival of the hot, balmy summer months provides the perfect opportunity to do so.

Patios can make your outdoor spaces the perfect place to lounge in the sun, entertain guests with a BBQ, or provide a much-needed sanctuary, such as this Preston Italian-themed patio, with its water feature, outdoor kitchen and pizza oven, and gorgeous Italian porcelain tiles.

A swing chair or a hammock can be ideal for those lazy afternoons with the Sunday papers, or maybe you want to create a vegetable patch, or even just enjoying a glass of wine in the warm evening sun.

Patios also have the benefit of being quite low maintenance compared with some garden designs, meaning they can be enjoyed all year round, not simply during the summer. Invest in a heat lamp or a fire pit to create a cosy focal point for the enjoying cooler autumnal evenings. With the British weather being what it is, it’s also worth creating a covered area too for those sudden downpours.

To add extra style to a patio, layer it over different heights to create interest, and for smaller spaces, wall-mounted bench seating will maximise the floor space. Brightly coloured and patterned cushions can add a splash of colour.

By integrating Italian polished porcelain tiles to the walls or floor, you can introduce another colour or pattern, and maybe repeat the tiling into the home to blur the boundaries between indoors and out.

If your patio space is a little on the small size, then a striking living wall of plants or low-maintenance climbing plants can help bring more nature and a calming verdant theme. A narrow planter box with fast-growing plants like bamboo or grasses can also help create a wall of green without stealing any precious space.

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