It’s that time of the year – the time to think about our patios and verandas. Spring is already kicking strong, and summer is almost upon us, so the time is just about right to make these living spaces look better. Do you have a patio or a veranda at your home? If you do, then you know just how much time you’ll be spending there during the warmer months of the year. Because of this, it is vital that you have their appearance in the first place. You want to feel cozy and comfortable when you are sipping that glass of wine after a hard day at work.
During the summer, and when the holiday season kicks in having a barbeque on a well-designed patio is all a man can wish for. Later, when you need to relax in your armchair, a well-designed veranda is the only thing you might need in addition to a can of the coldest beer available. Lemonade will do too, but you understand our sentiment, right? The only thing that could pose an issue in this department is the lack of ideas on your part to get the job done.
This is not something out of the ordinary, not all of us are interior decorators or architects. Most people are too busy with their work, family chores, and various other obligations to even think about redecorating their verandas and patios. Also, money could be an issue, as work on these parts of our homes and backyards can get expensive if you don’t know what you’re doing. This is where we are going to try and help you in cooperation with our creative team. More help can be found if you click here too. So, are you ready to let us walk you through our five cheap patio and veranda makeover ideas you’ll love? We bet you are. Trust us, these ideas are going to be worth both your time and money. Things in life like these are rare so take advantage of our goodwill. Let’s start.
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1. Queen’s Gambit
No, we are not talking about Netflix’s hit series. The series is good, you can check it out if you like, it has our warm recommendation too. But, we are talking about something else here. When it comes to the patio, the essence of it is in the flooring. Older houses have patios that were made to be used, and not to inspire comfortable feelings. We want to change this. We want to breed some creativity into the floors you’ll be using the whole summer, and the summer after that, and in the next decade and so. What’s to be done about this? This is where our queen’s gambit comes in. Have you given any idea about the checkered pattern of your patio floor? Approach as this one could be checkmate if you pair the tiles with the right furniture. Back and with the combo is always the first choice, but you can go overboard if you like. We like to stick with the classics.
2. Be One With the Nature
Easier said than done. But, is it impossible? No, of course not. It can be easily done in fact. Not being one with nature, but bringing it closer to yourself, and in this case to your veranda. Plants can be ideal companions. During the warmer months, they’ll enjoy being outside and in the company of people. They can hear us talk to them, you know that? That’s what some people say. It’s no harm trying it out. All you need to do is to install some hanging plants on your porch. The cases designed to hang have been around for a while now, and you can pick your favorite flowers, fill them with the ground, and hang them out on your veranda. This doesn’t require too much effort, and everyone can do it. You can pick some flashy colors to add more life to your porch, or you can go with simple greenery. Either way, it is a hit in improving your veranda looks for the warm summer months. The amount of freshness the plants will provide will quickly show you why this was a worthy idea.
3. Hanging Hammock
It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about a patio or a veranda. A hanging hammock is a perfect addition. As we said, patios and verandas are made for rest. The best way to enjoy a warm summer day, after you have a few drinks, is to take a nap. Going back inside is not a summer option. No, the best place to take a nap is in your backyard or just in front of the house. The best way to ensure that you have a perfect nap is to have a well-designed bed. What’s better for an outdoor nap than the hanging hammock? Nothing is better, and we can bet you on this. Just lay back and relax. With this addition, your patio or veranda will become everyone’s favorite place. The one issue that might arise is that you’ll need more of these. You don’t want to fight about who’s turn it is to use a hanging hammock next.
4. Pillow Rainstorm
No, not a real storm, nor a fictional pillow storm. We’re talking about the abundance of pillows. Any space can be made to look fresh and cozy at the same time by adding more pillows. When it comes to spaces such as patios and verandas they have no purpose without furniture. When furniture is a blend, you need to add some emotions. The best way to do this is by pillowing up. All you need to do is to buy a few pillows designed from fabric s for outdoor usage, and you’re set to go. Sometimes all you need is a warm and soft pillow beneath you to have the best time of your life. After a long day of barbequing, both you and our guests are going to love them.
5. Paint it Black
No, not The Rolling Stones song. It is a good song, but you don’t need to listen to it while doing work on your patio or a veranda. You don’t even have to paint it all black. You can listen to Satisfaction. Why not? But, redecorating through recoloring is the way to go. Be bold in this department. Paint it black if you like. What’s even better is to paint it black and white, or just white. Make your patio a chessboard as we suggested in the first part of our article but do the same with the outside walls. Paint can do wonders to any space. Just be creative.