When you plan your patio, have you considered how you want it to look and feel? How about using the beach as your inspiration? With a few modifications, this lovely image can be translated to an appealing patio. Let’s take a look at what we can do to build this feel in your own backyard.
Of course, shipping bags of sand will not accomplish your goal. However, travertine pavers set in a layer of sand can provide the same natural light colors and gentle contrasts. The simple rectangular pattern suits the patio while reminding you of the beach.
In the same way, while it has a natural charm, you may not want this rustic twig furniture at home. Instead, how about oiled teak? The finish matches the standards that most people want on their patio but the tone and material echoes the beach tables and chairs.
Colorful flags work well on the beach but seem a bit odd for a back yard. To capture the same pops of color, let’s add some throw pillows. Thanks to today’s weather-resistant fabric and pillow forms, you can leave them out in the weather and they will continue to look inviting.
Finally, bring in the lighting. As the sun sets, set candles or lanterns on each table and add some strings of outdoor lights to add light and charm.
So be daring and let the beach come to you during those times when you can’t get to it. Without sand and surf, you can still create the coastal mood you want in your own home.