A patio can give off any number of feelings depending on how you set it up. It can be anything from an action-filled setting for hosting parties to a calm environment in which you can unwind after a long stressful day. How you set your patio up is ultimately up to you, but we have some general tips that should be helpful to you no matter how you want to design it. Here are some suggestions on how you should arrange your patio furniture.
Establish a Focal Point For Your Patio
There should be a focal point that brings your entire area together. This will be the place where people gather, and it will be the foundation of your patio. Once you’ve established your patio’s focal point, you can find decor that will suit that area and go from there.
Determine The Purpose of Your Patio
There are symmetrical and asymmetrical furniture arrangements you can use for your patio. Symmetrical arrangements create a more formal environment. In contrast, asymmetrical arrangements make your space more casual and relaxed.
Accommodate For Foot Traffic
Your patio’s layout should be prepared to handle plenty of foot traffic. It should be easy to get from one part of the patio to another without causing congestion in the process. Consider how people will be entering and leaving your patio so that you can have pathways designed for easy navigation.
Placing Your Furniture
Different pieces of furniture will be different sizes, and your patio only has so much space, so put extra thought into what you want to add. The longest pieces of furniture should go against your patio’s longest wall. This will often be something along the lines of either a loveseat or a sofa.
Give Your Patio an “At Home” Feeling
You should make your patio feel like a place where you can relax. With the help of some end tables and side tables, as well as an ottoman, you can give your patio plenty of conveniences, making it the perfect spot for you to kick back.
Keep Your Outdoor Kitchen Separate
If you have an outdoor kitchen, don’t put it near the gathering area. There should be a way to divide these two spots. Not only does it help to address certain safety concerns, but it helps to make each area feel different from the other. Your outdoor kitchen should be near your house so that food preparation is that much easier.
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