Deciding your concept
The first thing to consider is the concept you’re looking for. Start with this by answering the following question: “How would I like my patio to look?” In order to answer this, think more about the mood you want to project: cozy, elegant, fun, casual… When the vision of your outdoor experience is set, you will have a better idea of where to start from. Then it will be time to plan your design.
Taking measurements and planning
This step is crucial for the rest of the designing process. Avoiding it would be a mistake that can turn your patio from a masterpiece to a disaster. Therefore, get a measurement tool and start taking the proportions of your outdoor space. If your area is vast, consider allocating a place for an outdoor living set and dining set that suit your initial concept without squeezing your setting.
Choosing your aesthetic
Now that you have a clearer perception of your space, while planning, take into consideration factors other than the size and the mood. Of course, your patio has to be beautifully organized, but should also be practical and well arranged. Consider the exposure given to each area. For example, do you need your outdoor living set to face your edifice or the other side? Which exact spots do you need to expose to the sun? These factors are important to think of from the beginning to avoid undesirable surprises.
Once the detailed planning has been determined, you can start with the implementation. Head to an outdoor furniture manufacturer, supplier or store and pick the products that fit your concept and space. Make sure that the ones you choose contain materials that won’t overwhelm them due to sun exposure, rust and rain and others. The perfect choice would be to go for rattan outdoor furniture as it’s deliberately done to withstand damageable factors.
Decorating with plants and accessories
Now that your patio is almost ready, it’s missing some decoration. So before enjoying your outdoor space and welcoming guests in it, add some life to it. Plants and flowers are an effective way to embellish it and give it a nice touch. However, they are not the only approach to use. Add to your patio furniture some accessories that match the mood. A nice idea would be including some outdoor lighting to create a beautiful atmosphere at night, and to use it as a decoration during the day.