The patio is one of the most comfortable spaces that you can have at home providing you with a beautiful and inviting atmosphere where you can easily lay back and relax which can be perfect to end the day. However, creating the ideal patio can be a challenge. If you don’t arrange the patio furniture well enough, that comfortable space would just end up looking uncomfortable. Sometimes it can be confusing trying to arrange the furniture on your patio especially if you don’t have a guide. So to help you out, we are going to share eight things that you need to keep in mind when arranging patio furniture.
- Have a focal point – The first thing that you need to set on your patio is the focal point. This will be the point wherein you will anchor the entire space and also act as your guide to build around when arranging furniture. Think of it as the heart of the patio.
- Have a purpose for the patio – The kind of arrangement that you will go for on the patio should depend on the purpose that you set for it. If you want to create a formal space, go for a symmetrical arrangement. Casual and lax themes are created through asymmetrical arrangements.
- Understand the traffic – When working with the space in the patio, you will want to think about the traffic of moving around the space once everything is set. Think about how people will enter the patio and exit it. It should be comfortable enough to move around.
- Long furniture placement – In order to give more area and avoid detracting attention, you should place the longest piece of patio furniture such as a three seat sofa or a love seat that you have along the longest wall and it should be facing the focal point that you have set.
- Make the area feel homelier – In order to make the patio feel more comfortable, you need to arrange the area just like you arrange your living room. Have a spot where you can lay loose items and also place some drinks and snacks making the place more convenient.
- Separation of other spaces – The space for your patio should only be the space for your patio. You do not want to connect other spaces to it like the outdoor kitchen. If those two spaces are close to each other, you will want to divide them from each other.
- Divide and conquer – Separating the large patio space into smaller spaces will make it easier to work with and it will also allow you to create multiple functioning spaces than can blend in and work together instead of having one large patio space that can be a mess.
- Get some accessories and organize – In order to bring more life to the patio, get some accessories to put on the patio furniture such as throw pillows, a little greenery and more. Make sure you organize these on the patio properly.