A cozy patio will become a favorite resting place for the owners of the house and their guests.
The patio in the country is a small world of relaxation and comfortable rest. A beautiful Mediterranean word (translated from Spanish “patio” means “courtyard without a roof”) has confidently entered the everyday life of modern owners of country houses.
- We want a patio – where to start?
- What kind of patio is the placement
- Create a patio
- Patio design solutions
Comfortable and stylish patio – an integral part of a modern private home
A cozy corner in the courtyard of the house is a great place to relax
The courtyard can be used for a beautiful reception of guests, harmonious relaxation of households, an afternoon siesta.
There are no restrictions in creating a patio. This can be either a budget option (a small section of the courtyard), or a multi-level system with fountains, pergolas and original textured finishes..
How to make a patio in the country with your own hands? It is easy and realistic for the owners of even a small plot. Planning is necessary for the construction of a cozy recreation area to fully meet all the expectations of the owners and to minimize the loss of time and money. Namely:
- Determining the choice of a place for a patio in the country and its purpose
- Decide how the recreation area will appear before the owner (design)
- Select materials for the construction of the patio
- Decorate (furniture, accessories and other cute nuances)
Ideally, the patio should be designed in the same style as the interior of the house.
A gazebo in the style of minimalism
♦ Family idyll. Creating a patio in the country for quiet family dinners and get-togethers, for daytime walks with children. The best location for such a recreation area is the area at the back of the house. Usually there is an emergency door, which adds additional convenience (you can quickly take out / bring in food, dishes, toys, if necessary, remove furniture).
Luxurious pool patio for large groups
The patio dining area is ideal for family meals during the warmer months
Advice! Do not plant deciduous trees near the patio. You will have to arrange a thorough cleaning every day, this will take a lot of time and effort.
♦ The comfort of an elderly couple. Patio area in the country or in a country house for an elderly couple. In this case, the ideal location of the courtyard is next to the main entrance. A beautifully decorated seating area will delight the eye, and the close location of the door will allow you to quickly go inside the house.
Wonderful Mediterranean style patio
♦ Romance for two. Patio in the country or in the garden for a couple in love. A romantic corner can be equipped in any (but always beautiful) corner of the garden. A courtyard for two will take up very little space (2-4 square meters of land will be enough).
What could be better than an evening spent with a loved one in such a cozy place
♦ Get-togethers with friends. Friendship meetings can drag on until midnight. In order not to disturb the rest of the household, it is better to take the courtyard for guests away from home. For complete comfort, set up a guest patio with a barbecue in the country. A beautiful canopy roof will make the patio inaccessible to rain.
Advice! To determine the size of the patio, start from the maximum number of people (based on one person at least 3.5 square meters of plot).
Great place for friendly get-togethers by the fireplace
Spacious gazebo with dining area and relaxation area
♦ Sun or shade. When considering natural light, consider the climatic conditions of the home and your preferences. Sunbathers should look for the sunniest place. But in the July heat, sitting with friends in the sun will not be comfortable..
Advice! A way out of this situation will be the delimitation of the area of the courtyard (shading of its part) with the help of decorative awnings or pergolas.
When choosing a place for a patio, make sure that the sun in the literal sense of the word does not bother you and your guests
♦ Paving. Avoid bulk materials (sand, expanded clay, gravel). They will bring a lot of hassle when cleaning, and walking on them is not very comfortable. The best option is concrete slabs, ceramic tiles, porcelain stoneware and paving bricks. A patio with wooden flooring will look interesting. In this case, only wood treated with antiseptic impregnations is used. Stages of work:
- We clean the selected area from turf and soil layer up to 15-20 cm. Level the surface and carefully tamp it. Treat the soil with a herbicide to protect against weeds..
- We fill the zone with a layer of sand (5 cm) or crushed stone (10 cm).
- We surround the plot along the perimeter with a curb.
When creating a patio, it is better to abandon bulk materials for floor paving.
Concrete slabs are ideal for patio flooring
The selected material can be applied dry or on a layer of mortar. Stone coating will last longer than wood.
Advice! When paving, you can use combinations of different shapes and colors, creating an original mosaic pattern.
♦ Furniture. To make a cozy seating area, you need to furnish it. First of all, calculate the number of seats. A wooden or glass table with garden sofas and armchairs, decorative benches, sun loungers, rocking chairs made of rattan or vine will perfectly fit into the interior..
Soft, comfortable furniture is a very important element of the patio
Stylish, comfortable and simply luxurious rooftop sofas
Soft sofas with soft armrests will provide comfort for you and your guests
♦ Light. Garden torches or solar-powered lanterns will look original under the lighting (if it is not possible to lay the wiring). Otherwise, there are much more possibilities (the lights can be installed on poles, a house wall, a fence).
Take care of beautiful and practical patio lighting
In the evening, beautiful lighting can create an indescribable atmosphere in the patio
Hanging garlands of lanterns add a mysterious festive touch to a patio evening
To build a patio in the country with your own hands is to show your maximum imagination in design. It all depends on the tastes of the owner. Someone loves luxury, someone minimalism. The patio accepts any layout. What can be offered?
♦ Arched awnings (arches, pergolas). Richly entwined with greenery, flowers, such decor elements will add airiness, charm and sensuality to the patio. Decorative dummies on chairs and benches will add pacification.
White light curtains on the pergola create a feeling of lightness, airiness and freshness
It will be convenient to fix lights for illumination on the pergola beams
Nice, cozy patio under the pergola
♦ Warm friends. A fireplace or barbecue will turn the patio into a favorite resting place for all households and guests. In the middle of the courtyard, you can arrange a fire pit or create a kind of summer kitchenette. The main thing is that the fiery additions fit into the overall design of the patio..
A fireplace makes any patio complete and truly cozy
On cool evenings it will be so pleasant, wrapped in a blanket, to sit in a warm company by the fireplace on the patio
♦ Garden swing. A great idea to add romanticism to the design of the recreation area. If you add a canopy to the swing, you can turn it into a comfortable place for an afternoon nap or privacy with an interesting book..
♦ Cute accessories. For maximum comfort, the patio interior can be supplemented with original figurines, tall vases, souvenirs, etc. Additions can give the courtyard a special chic by decorating it in various styles (romance, retro, fabulous, national or exotic flavor).
No patio is complete without cute décor elements such as colored pillows or vases.
Bright boho patio decor
♦Green design. Slightly raised flower beds, pergolas, a pot garden or planting pockets in floor paving will perfectly decorate the patio. Stages of making a landing pocket:
- We lay one of the slabs without mortar when paving..
- After the bridge is over, take out this slab and remove the bulk pillow.
- Install a rigid border around the cell perimeter.
- Fill the pocket with fertile soil.
- Planting plants.
Patio surrounded by lush greenery
Stunningly beautiful patio with ivy-covered walls
In such a pocket, you can also equip a mini-pond. To do this, we line it from the inside with a film and fill it with water. You can decorate the pond with aquatic plants (pistia, water hyacinth, salvinia, marigold, marsh forget-me-not, water salad, arrowhead, tabernemontana reed, cattail, variegated calamus).
Place climbing ampelous plants on horizontal coverings and vertical partitions:
- Blossoming: petunia, clematis, hoya, achimenes, fuchsia, columnea, surfiniya, thyroid pelargonium.
- Deciduous: cissus, scindapsus, chlorophytum, tradescantia.
Flowers and plants will be a great addition to your cozy corner
Blooming climbing plants will brighten any patio
For flowers, you can advise fragrant roses, bright clematis, beautiful and unpretentious morning glories, exquisite kobei, extravagant kvamoklits. Tall plants in tubs (cypresses or lavender) will look great.
Check out the patio options in different styles. All this is done by hand:
Have a nice patio!