Updated: Apr 29
If you're lucky enough to live in a home with a view, you can create your own little private oasis where you can spend time, enjoy the scenery, relax, read, hang out with friends, have afternoon tea/coffee- whatever your pleasure.
While purchasing the items for the patio, you need to consider comfort first. It's essential that the seating is comfortable and there is a fan for warmer months. Add some cushions, carpet/wooden tiles, lanterns, hanging lights, flowers, and plants to cozy up the space. Metal. teak, all-weather wicker/rattan pieces can stand up to whatever the weather throws their way. My personal favorite is well-made rattan pieces.
Remember that if it's not comfortable, your guests will be less likely to enjoy the patio. Look for pieces with backs and plush cushions on the seat for utmost comfort. Make sure that the fabrics are weather-resistant to prevent colour fading.
If you have a small patio, do not clutter it with too many furniture/decorative items or too many tall plants that blocks the view. The landscaping should blend in with the neighbouring view and environment.
Here's a patio that we created last year for a client who enjoys their quiet reading time at home.