Monday, August 11, 2014

A Guide to Modern Patio

Have you ever planned to recreate your patio to look modern? Or, are you considering to create a contemporary designed patio?

Regardless of how your patio looks like, it can serve its purpose. A well made patio will always be a great place for get-together activities and for relaxing. You may also use it for gardening through pots and garden plant containers. In fact, a garden patio is a great setup. The plants make the colorful setup and add freshness to the environment.

But, it would also be great if the patio looks fitting to the architecture of your house. It would also be much more interesting to be in an outdoor room with a fresh design.

What makes a patio look modern?
Just like any other design disciplines, modern patio design has been about simplicity. The variety of shapes and colors should be minimal and the texture is smoother. There should be an almost precise alignment, and that there is uniformity of elements.

On the other hand, traditional design appears natural in nature. The form is random or irregular, but in a beautiful way.  In short, traditional looks organic and looks natural while contemporary looks more of artificial and sleek.

Creating a patio with modern look starts with the choice of flooring or paver. Smoother and finer texture denotes simplicity and modernity. Then how you lay and build the patio follows. You must lay the pavers in almost perfect alignment or pattern.

However, the shape of the entire patio is not necessarily a perfect shape. You can get creative with its edges. Try to combine another type of material such as sand or gravel. It will act like a highlight that separates your patio from the backyard landscape.

As patios will not be complete without a set of patio furniture, don’t forget to update your patio furniture as well. Traditional outdoor furniture and fixtures will just cancel out the new patio. Synthetic and most metal-made outdoor furniture are the perfect choice.

Don’t forget about the outdoor shades, they should be updated too. Recreate or create a pergola in contemporary form. You can also get a good shade from a modern patio umbrellas especially the cantilever umbrellas. They instantly add a touch of elegance and modernity.

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