Outdoor patio's are a great use of space for relaxing and entertaining during the summer months.
The onset of warmer weather tends to shift our attention from interior design projects to our outdoor spaces.
This also means the chance to sit in the sunshine and enjoy meals with friends out in the fresh air, but is your garden up to scratch for entertaining?
If your backyard looks like it’s in need of a little tender loving care - or maybe an injection of some wow factor - then you’re in the right place.
I have pulled together 5 different design styles that you could apply to your outdoor patio area this summer
Natural Outdoor Patio
Mix materials that have texture to create a natural space outdoors.
Use textiles such as linen, cotton, wood, rattan and jute.
Keep the colours muted to create a relaxed outdoor patio.
Modern Outdoor Patio
Use bold colours and materials such as metal and stone, but keep the look paired back and clean by injecting pops of colours in furniture and accessories to create an ultra cool outdoor patio.
Boho Outdoor Patio
Tranquility is the key work for this look.
Keep your main colour selection soft and add in stronger tones such as oranges and turquoise for contrast.
Make use of materials such as rattan, wicker and cotton to bring this outdoor patio look together.
Hamptons Outdoor Patio
This scheme can be a hard one to get right as its formal and relaxed at the same time.
You want to create the element of luxury next to the poolside.
Incorporate stripes, white, navy and wood to achieve this outdoor patio scheme.
Tuscan Outdoor Patio
This is a very earthy, natural style with rustic elements.
Use clay pots and cast iron furniture paired with mosaic tiles and tones of burnt orange and olive greens.
Let me know which outdoor patio scheme is your favourite?
Mine is definitely the Natural one and I will definitely be squeezing as much of that scheme as I can on to my small balcony this summer!