Seriously, patios have come from being just a backyard home accessory to being a glorious addition to the front yard. Especially for homes that have a garden out in front, a landscaped patio can only add to the charm and make the garden look much more beautiful. Here are some front yard patio ideas you will find interesting.
1. Choose the Material well
The trick has a sturdy and even more beautiful patio is in the Material you take to build the foundation of the patio. This part of the affair, known as patio landscaping, needs you to take a material like concrete (ill-advised if you want to have a rustic, homely look), bricks (good, strong and cheap), chipped stones (great for Mediterranean style front yard gardens), tiles (well suited to homes with contemporary decor and with pools in the front yard), timber (ill-advised for homes that are situated on water runoff areas such as on the downward slope of a hill), etc.
Depending on what you take, you will be able to give a look to your patio. There are various creative ideas that you can use. Even with something as plain as brick, you can place them in various ways to make your patio look more interesting.
2. Simple patio landscaping materials
You can work wonders with simple patio landscaping materials if you plan out creative designs at the outset. The easiest designs to use for your patio landscape are known as ‘jack on jack’ and ‘basket weave’. But if you want to go to the ‘herringbone’ or the ‘pinwheel’ design, you will need some more creativity. You can look upon the Internet how these designs look. You will also find some patio landscaping software that will give you detailed instructions on how you can layout these landscapes.
3. Add a walkway
Add a walkway from the patio leading to your garden. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make your patio, as well as your garden, look several times more sophisticated. You can line up the walkway with pebbles or leave it open, depending on how you like it to be. One suggestion is to use the same pattern of landscape arrangement for the walkway as you have used for the patio.
4. Personalize your patio with pictures
Personalize your patio with pictures of people and pets in your family. You can even erect some little structures and put up mini-house replicas atop them. Put your pet’s or child’s picture in that. This adds to the cuteness and makes you feel much more attached to the patio.
5. Add seating space
Do not forget to add seating space. This is important because it makes family members and guests sit a while on the patio and take in the beauty of your garden. Without a seating area, people will just skim through the lovely landscape you have created, and won’t that be an injustice? You can make this area as charming as you want. Add some cacti to give it a southwestern Beaver-ton look or put in some potted plants and shrubs to act as conversational pieces. Also, you can put in a little charcoal fireplace in the middle for those long wintry evenings.
The patio of your house should be as personal to you as the rest of your house is. Hopefully, these front yard patio ideas will have helped you in adding something to its beauty.