How to Spruce Up a Stone Patio

May 5, 2017

If you’ve recently added a new stone patio to your house, it’s time to spruce it up and make it your own! Patios can be a wonderful addition to your home, especially during the spring and fall when the days are warm and nights are chilly. Here are some ideas to spruce up your patio to make it more functional and enjoyable.

Patio built with an outdoor fireplace

Furniture

The first order of business for your new patio is picking out some furniture for it. Your furniture options are endless, so to narrow down your search, think about what type of space you’d like your patio to be. Do you want a place for dining outside? Or do you want a couch to read on? Or maybe you want to entertain a lot of guests around a firepit. No matter what you want your space to be used for, you’ll want to find furniture that meets your needs.

Lighting

Lighting is another important addition to your patio if you plan to use the space in the evening. Lights can be added directly to the side of your home to provide light for your patio, or you can look into some more creative options. String lights have gained in popularity because they create a warm glow and a romantic, more intimate space. Tiki torches are also a popular lighting solution, and many give you the option of burning bug-deterring oils to help keep pests away.

Plants

Another way to add some style and life to your patio is by adding some plants. Whether you have built in planters or freestanding pots, plants can instantly bring your patio to life. Another option that is rising in popularity is a garden wall, where plants are planted directly onto a wall using a vertical planter.

Other Additions

In addition to the basics like furniture and lighting, there are many other things you can include in your patio to make it a more relaxing and enjoyable space. Firepits are an excellent addition to a patio and can provide warmth in your outdoor space (and a space for roasting marshmallows). Likewise, a fountain can bring beauty and relaxation to your outdoor space, and can really take your patio to the next level.

If you’ve recently added a patio onto your home and are beginning to think about what things you’ll need to make it a functional space, take some time to explore your furniture and lighting options. Patios can provide a space for resting and relaxation, family gatherings, and endless days and nights of fun.