There are many different types of patio decor available to help turn a patio into an inviting outdoor room. Flowerpots and planters filled with flowers and attractive foliage can instantly add life and color to an outdoor living space. A fountain, sundial, birdbath, statuary, and outdoor art are some other options that can be used to brighten and personalize a patio. Furniture and lighting are important elements of patio decor that are functional as well as ornamental.
Patio decor can follow a theme or be an eclectic mix. There are many themes to choose from, including Asian, tropical, and Native American. Wicker furniture with cushions done in soothing colors will create an Asian ambiance, and adding a statue such as Buddha or a paper lantern will add another layer to the Asian theme. It is easy to create a tropical theme utilizing tiki torches and pots of tropical plants, and patio furniture featuring cushions and an umbrella with a Navajo print can be a good start for the development of a Native American theme.
Privacy can be created by choosing the right patio decor, and there are a number of ways to do this. Tall or bushy plants in flowerpots can be artfully placed to block the patio from the neighbors’ view. Lattice, fencing, or several trellises can also be installed beside the patio to lend privacy. Planting a flowering vine such as jasmine or clematis to twine up the selected privacy screen will create a wall of flowers that will turn the patio into a stunning improvement to the home.
When decorating a patio, a minimalist style with some simple furniture may be all that is desired. However, adding a focal point to a simple decorating scheme can be a striking addition. Garden art, a fountain, a bottle tree, or an ornamental specimen plant in an elegant urn may be the only other patio decor needed.
A building, fence, or wall beside a patio offers numerous possibilities for hanging patio decor. Metal, resin, and ceramic wall art can be found in many styles, colors, and shapes. This patio decor can be elegant or whimsical. Geckos, butterflies, suns, moons, and angels are just a few of the many types of patio decor that can be found to hang beside an outdoor living space. Garden flags and banners are other options, and these can be changed to reflect the seasons.