Your patio is meant to be a space where you relax and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you eat dinner on your patio or use it as your reading nook, the right decor will help set the mood and boost your home’s curb appeal. Here are some tips to help create a relaxing patio in your yard.

Create a Relaxing Patio: Invest in Solar Lighting

When your patio is well-lit, you’ll be able to use it at dusk and into the night. Solar lights are an easy and affordable option. Solar lights charge in the sunlight by day and light your patio by night. 

Look for small solar lights on stakes that you can push into the ground every few feet around the perimeter of your patio. If your patio area is fenced, look for solar lights to attach to the posts or railing for better visibility. 

Buy Waterproof Patio Furniture

Create a relaxing patio space with a comfortable set of chairs, a couch, and a coffee table. Make sure they are made from weather-resistant, waterproof materials. This way, you don’t have to hurry to protect the patio furniture whenever it rains. Wicker and metal are great durable options. There are also some nice sets made from colored PVC, too.

Add an Awning or Umbrella

An awning helps cast shade on your patio, making it a cooler and more relaxing space. There are plenty of portable awnings that you can install yourself. Consider getting a patio umbrella for your table if an awning is too much of an investment. Just make sure you close and store the umbrella in bad weather, so it doesn’t blow away in strong winds. 

Plant Flowers and Herbs

Flowers and other plants will make any space feel vibrant and well-cared-for. Create a relaxing patio by purchasing some planters and filling them with your favorite flowers. Impatiens, begonias, and marigolds grow well in part-shade on the patio. Or, you could plant rosemary, thyme, and other herbs to use when you cook on the grill.

Create a Relaxing Patio with a Portable Bar

If you like to have a drink when you’re unwinding on the patio, consider building your own bar. You’ll find pre-assembled or easy-to-assemble outdoor bars online and at most home goods stores. 

Stock yours with plastic wine glasses and cups that are safe for outdoor use. You don’t want to worry about broken glass on the patio if you have a large gathering.

Purchase a Bluetooth Speaker

Good music helps create a relaxing patio space. Look for a portable Bluetooth speaker that you can set on your patio table. Waterproof models are best. With a music streaming service subscription, you can listen to anything you want while you grill dinner, read your book, or chat with friends on your patio.

When you dedicate a weekend or two to creating a relaxing patio, you’ll soon have an outdoor space where you truly feel at home. Keep the tips above in mind while also staying true to your goals. Everyone has different tastes, and what matters most is what works best for you and your property.

D.N.D. Home Inspections offers inspection services to customers in Riverside and San Diego counties in California. Contact us to request an appointment.