Accessories to complete your patio look
Great patio dining sets and patio furniture are only half the battle in creating a stylish outdoor space. Whether you're choosing for style or common sense, you'll want to get the most out of the products and pieces that complement your patio furniture, so don't forget the patio accessories!
Practical Patio Accessories
Some patio accessories are essential to the comfort and maintenance of your patio. Take a look at a few fun patio accessories that serve a purpose:
- Patio cushions. Patio furniture cushions are a must, especially if you've chosen unforgiving wood or aluminum patio furniture. There are plenty available in colors to match any taste. Mix solid colors on your chairs or benches with bold patterns for your umbrella or a signature piece like a chaise lounge, or try the reverse; whatever you like.
- Patio benches. More seating room is the greatest accessory for any outdoor space, and a patio bench is one of the easiest ways to get it. Get a bench that opens and you'll have space to store patio cushions or other accessories that you don't want to leave out.
- Patio screens. Retractable patio screens aren't your typical accessory, but if you have a roofed-in or columned patio, they're a great way to keep out bugs or direct sunlight. Style options include wood slats, canvas or traditional mesh, and you can also opt for remote or manual closure.
- Patio furniture covers. These accessories may not be the most exciting, but they are necessary to protect your patio furniture from the elements. You can find a variety of different shapes to cover benches, chairs, tables, umbrellas and other types of patio furniture. There are even a few color choices available, so you don't have to completely forsake style.
Decorative Patio Accessories
On to the fun stuff! Choosing your patio decor is all about expressing your personal tastes. Tile work and clay vases are a great outdoor option. They're durable enough to handle the outdoors, but can also add punches of color and style to your space.
If you want to make a statement, opt for a focal piece like a patio fountain or an outdoor fireplace, both of which will create the perfect ambience for outdoor entertaining. And don't forget outdoor lighting – whether you string a set of unique lights or opt for solar lights or tiki torches, you'll be able to stretch out the party long after the sun goes down.
It's also important to not neglect garden furniture, which can be very helpful when it comes to accessorizing your overall landscape. How you decorate your garden will also go a long way in determining how your other outdoor patio and outdoor garden revisions look to others.