Patios can be really hit or miss. Get them right and the're valuable extra social spaces that your home can enjoy. However, leave them too basic and you'll find they look a little… naff and pointless!
Ask any gardener and they'll tell you making more of a patio isn't as touch as it might seem, as simple approaches can be best and will still have a big impact on how usable and stylish the space is.
Never forget that your patio is an extension of your garden design so, if you've nurtured your leafy friends, it's about time you turned your attention to the rest of the space as well.
To make more of them and lessen how bulky they look and feel.
To create harmony with the surroundings.
As it looks timeless and elegant.
Neat, bordered floral displays are the key, along with white gravel.
You have to respect Mother Earth!
A water feature will go a long way too.
In favour of modern, neat tiles and easy to manage borders.
What a great spot for eating outside.
Use it as inspiration to create your perfect patio!
Agreen wall will instantly perk up your patio.
Will instantly give your patio more of a holiday vibe. Shingle is the perfect finishing touch!
This grass looks so luscious, as do the plants.
And you're ready to enjoy your patio. How simple is that? Painted walls are fab too!
A great way to let nature dictate your patio style. A wooden path makes for a gentle access option.
Concrete benches are a great way to up the usability of a patio.
Is a lovely way to add some all-weather protection and style.
Why not have both? This amazing mosaic design is gorgeous!
A fantastic feature wall has made this eating spot so much more exciting.