Patio Styling Essentials

Written by: Ellie Cox

There are so many ways you can transform smaller outside spaces and get creative with your styling! It's so simple to freshen up patios with decorative touches & lighting and make the most of whatever sized garden you have.

Chill Out Space

Create a seating area where you can sit back and have some peaceful chill out time, whilst taking in some fresh air.

Depending on the size of your space, you can opt for a garden sofa for your set-up or you can arrange few smaller chairs in a circle for socialising outdoors. Hang festoon lights or fairy lights above your patio to add to the cosy and calming feel. Water features are also our go-to statement piece, to make your space into a calm oasis for relaxing in over the summer. To complete the arrangement, select a few plants & flowers to place at different points on your patio to bring it all together and add to the tranquillity of your set-up.

Outdoor Dining

Whether your patio is placed at the back or front of your home, you can make this into a dining space for enjoying an alfresco brunch or an evening meal with friends. We recommend vibrant accessories for your table, before adding a timeless black lantern to the display for effortless elegance. Garden lanterns add a contemporary look and are a must for introducing ambient lighting to your setting. Complete your patio with a selection of outdoor candles, sitting them on the floor or on your table. This is sure to create the most inviting welcome if you’re hosting guests or simply having a relaxing meal outdoors with your family or partner.

Micro Styling

Micro styling is also perfectly suited to patios! Window boxes and trough planters are both easy options for creating mini displays within your space or you can sit plant pots within corners of your patio and use them as a point of styling. Illuminated faux flowers are trending for this year and make a pretty decoration for greenery. Solar stake lights are sure to add detail and are super easy to position in soft soil, as well as offering a low maintenance alternative to real flowers! This is the ideal solution for brightening up any small space, as the boxes and planters can be popped wherever you like within your patio area without taking up too much room.