17 brilliantly simple ways to brighten up a boring patio

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17 brilliantly simple ways to brighten up a boring patio

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Don't you go lamenting the woes of having a dull patio or terrace, as there are so many simple ideas that you can put into practice, in a bid to brighten them up and make them a worthy focal point of your outdoor space! Ask any professional gardener, or even an interior designer, and they'll tell you that colour, textiles and texture will all drastically impact on what was once a boring little patch of garden, but if you don't believe us, just come and take a look at our top tips and judge for yourself! We know you're about to find the low-cost and easy to implement solution that you've been looking for!

1. Bring it all together with some bold but beautiful colour!

Pergola in courtyard garden:  Garden by Earth Designs,
Earth Designs

Pergola in courtyard garden

Earth Designs

2. Make it exceptionally comfortable, with a host of cushions and textiles.

Moroccan style garden:  Garden by Gullaksen Architects,
Gullaksen Architects

Moroccan style garden

Gullaksen Architects

3. Step up onto your patio, to add a real sense of ceremony and drama! Wide steps look incredible!

 Garden  by arQing
arQing

Patio House—Garden

arQing

4. Make your patio super private, for a really enclosed and exclusive vibe! Painted fencing works SO well!

5. Add trellis fencing to your patio for privacy with a little more flowing sunshine! You can even train climbers for a green wall effect too!

Bi Folds fitting into townhouse:  Windows  by ROCOCO,
ROCOCO

Bi Folds fitting into townhouse

ROCOCO

6. Add a water feature to tap into a more exotic and zen vibe. Some of them simply plug into the wall!

7. Place a lot of importance on presenting your furniture in a sociable way. You want people to WANT to sit on your patio!

8. Soften up the floor with some fabulous jute rugs! Hardy yet stylish!

9. There's no such thing as too many plants on a patio! Get those boring walls in on the action, with some planters!

10. Use the space under a pergola to create a secluded and charming dining patio.

11. How about including a sweet little teepee, for the kids? SO cute!

12. Zing things up by painting the dull walls a REALLY bright colour! Yellow gives you sunshine all year-round!

13. Use rustic planters to contain some pretty and easy to maintain vibrant blooms. The more the better!

14. Add a portable firepit, to heat things up as the sun goes down!

15. Invest in some seriously beautiful upholstery fabric for your seats. Talk about a stunning focal point!

16. Add a canvas awning that not only offers shade and rain protection, but also looks strangely arty!

17. Go all out with the textural elements! A rustic look is easy to capture, with bricks, imperfect plaster and a few terracotta pots!

For more patio inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 5 Eye-Popping Terrace Transformations!

Are you ready to give your patio a makeover now?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd,

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