Patio Landscaping Ideas
Find out about patio landscaping ideas that can help your outdoor space become a huge hit with family and friends.
If you're planning a patio, it's a sure bet you've got plenty of patio landscaping ideas. It might even be the case that you have so many, you're overwhelmed by the options. Luckily, there are great options that can help you decide which patio landscaping ideas are best for your outdoor space's design.
After exploring deck and patio design ideas, one of the first considerations for patio landscaping options is whether or not you want to create a "focal point" for your patio landscaping. A fire pit, outdoor fireplace, dining or seating area or even an outdoor television can be a great way to bring people together in a central area of your patio.
Next, determine what the different spaces in your patio design will be used for. If one is a focal point for sitting or conversation, it's likely you'll also need a cooking space. This can be centered around a barbecue grill or a serving station, and is often located adjacent to the entrance to the home and the focal point of the patio.
One of the most popular design trends for patio landscaping is to emphasize visual diversity. So for example, if your patio pavers are a uniform geometric shape, you may want to consider curvy, flowing designs for your furniture or other patio installations, to add some eye-catching contrast. You might also think about using an array of planters for flowers or plants, as opposed to trying to match all of your patio landscaping.
Finally, let nature in. Consider planting shrubs or arranging potted flowers or plants directly adjacent to your patio, so the natural landscape feels like it's always within reach of your outdoor living space.
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