5 Top Tips for Preparing Your Patio

Every spring we turn our attention outdoors and prep our patios to fully enjoy the warm weather ahead. This year, in particular, we’re craving our private outdoor spaces more than ever — a haven to host an impromptu Zoom meeting (with an extra-appealing backdrop), unwind with family or just chill out with an alfresco Netflix session. 

This year, let’s focus on ways to make our outdoor spaces fulfill many functions, from practical to more emotional. Here are the top 5 patio trends the Inspired Interiors team is loving to freshen up our essential outdoor spaces this season. 

It’s all about accessories. Future-proof your patio by purchasing well-crafted furnishings in neutral colors and durable materials. Then, have fun with bright, bold accessories that add pops of color without a lot of commitment. Think: throw pillows, rugs, planters and outdoor-friendly serving ware that make a big style statement (until you’re ready to swap them out).

 

Outdoor Dining Table

 

We are living in a material world. Add texture and visual interest to your outdoor space design with the addition of decorative rocks, gravel beds and heavy-duty rugs that neatly designate your patio as a permanent party place distinct from the rest of your yard.

 

Outdoor Patio Set

 

Take it from the top. Suspending items from above — think plants, candles, objets d’art — draws the eye up and creates a serene, seductive sanctuary ripe for intimate conversations and reflective moments. Throw in a touch of ‘70s-era, Carly Simon-inspired macrame for those easy, breezy California vibes (no matter your zip code).

Make room for refreshments. Never mind your square footage, you’ll want your patio to be a place of respite and relaxation. Even if you can’t accommodate a full dining table, you’ll want a perch surrounded by comfy seating for enjoying light bites and beverages.

 

Outdoor Seating

 

Don’t forget the mood lighting. When the sun goes down, you’ll want to set the scene with flickering candles, perfectly placed pendant lamps or landscape lighting that casts a lovely glow. 

Inspired Interiors is just a phone call, email or DM away. Connect with us to discover all of the ways we can collaborate virtually to create the outdoor oasis you’ve been dreaming about.

Hot Stuff: Summer Interior Design Ideas

You know the vibe: Summertime, and the livin’s easy. We definitely crave these hazy, crazy days, but we also find endless summer interior design ideas in this most lush, verdant time of year.

If you’re like us and live somewhere where relentless winters mean the summer season is met with nothing short of exuberance, making the most of our outdoor spaces is a way to connect to nature and bring more relaxed playtime into our lives. After all, we can all use more time in green spaces and fresh air to boost our mood and give us our daily shot of natural vitamin C.

In this summertime edition of our Dare to Live series, we’ll embrace the warm weather and all of the outdoor interior design ideas it brings to light.

Install a Putting Green 

Indulge your inner fantasies of PGA stardom and install a putting green in your backyard or even on your balcony. Working from home just got so much more productive when you can make deals while sinking a hole in one.

Reach for the Sky

Never got that treehouse you dreamed of as a kid? It’s not too late! Utilize the trees on your property to construct an opulent abode in the sky that will leave your childhood memories in the dust.

Make a Splash

Only have a sliver of space between your and the neighbors? No matter — a narrow custom lap pool will fit nicely, thank you very much.

Elevate Your Outdoors

Outdoor dining spaces can truly be a sanctuary — a place to retire to after a long day or to spend long, luxurious weekends. Even if your landscape doesn’t match this one, you can create your own piece of paradise with elegant tablescapes that bring a bit of elevated style to your outdoor escapades.

A Posh Picnic

It’s a blessing and a curse for many city dwellers: You have a high-rise balcony or a petite patio, but the space is often restricted by its rectangular shape. Rethink the rectangle by mirroring its lines with a super-long picnic-style table that can host a sizeable soiree, maximizing what the real estate gods have given you.

Now’s the time to let your imagination run wild with summer interior design ideas. The Inspired Interiors team loves to collaborate on interior design projects that dare you to live — indoors and out. Let’s connect on how to transform your outdoor space into a warm-weather haven where your fantasies come to life.