Now that you have already moved to your new house, what’s the next step? One simple answer: make the house your home. Make it comfortable, functional, aesthetically beautiful, and of course, homey.
There are many ways you could do to make your house more comfortable, but let’s slim down these ways into one – patio designing. Home patios are commonly overlooked and last to get the details during the designing stages. If your new house has a relatively large patio, your instinct should tell you to design and make it beautiful and functional at the same time, and this is regardless whether or not you have good eye for designs and styles.
While you may hire a professional designer to do the designing of your patio, you may also do it on your own. If you want to be a little adventurous and be involved in your patio designing plans, then don’t be afraid to do it on your own. You don’t have to be a professional to do it; all it requires are inspiration and good use of your imagination. You may go for outdoor wicker furniture, timber furniture, elegant steel or plastic chairs, or industrial vintage chairs pieces.
Your way into making your patio less boring and more extravagant starts with one simple step: looking for design inspiration. This may sound too vague or general of a tip, but the tips below will shed some light on it.
Browse home design magazines – While you can always use the Internet to browse photos of beautiful patios, you may also turn to magazines for design inspiration. There are several Australian magazines dedicated in publishing home design ideas, and you may subscribe to one or two to get inspiration for your patio designing project. Some of the more popular publications that you may want to check out include Australian House and Garden, Real Living, Home Design, and Grand Designs Australia. These glossy magazines publish quality photos, stories, and practical tips that can certainly help you in your patio designing project.
Use social media – Social media sites are not only avenues for socializing with your friends and colleagues as you may also use them in finding inspiration for your patio designing project. If you want to browse photos of beautifully designed patios, you may always go to sites like Pinterest. In this website, users can post any photo they want, and among the most popular posts include those about home designing. You can easily spot photos of patios that have perfect aesthetics, which can serve as your inspiration for your project. Aside from Pinterest, you can also browse Instagram for inspirational home patio designs. Of course, do not miss Facebook because you can always see patio designs in different business and niche pages.
Participate in online discussions – If you want to learn more about patio designing, you may always seek assistance and advice from other people through online discussions in message boards and Facebook groups. For example, if you are looking for specific furniture items like industrial vintage chairs, you may ask for the members’ advice and tips so you will make the right purchase in case you need to. Participate in these discussions by posting your questions, and most certainly the members of the discussion will gladly help you. Make sure that your questions are specific and direct so the members can answer them on point.
If you want your patio to feel more like it is truly yours, then try your best to design it yourself. In case you really can’t pull it off by yourself, you may always ask for the assistance of a professional. Let a professional designer help you polish your ideas in order to come up with a more solid and beautiful patio design.