Patio Ideas for 2021

In this post we’ll be taking a look at patio ideas for 2021 that will help you get the inspiration you crave to have an enjoyable and relaxing time in your outdoor space.

A garden patio makes for a wonderful and inviting outdoor living space throughout the year but planning ahead for the peak enjoyment times in the summer takes some upfront planning.

If you’re averse to mowing the lawn (as many of us are) then a well thought out patio space that requires little maintenance in comparison, will make you happy. 

Even the tiniest improvements can refresh an existing patio and make your outdoor living space that much more pleasurable to be in. 

Keeping in mind what type of patio furniture or exploring dining ideas are also important at the planning stages to make sure you use the space available to you – in the most beneficial way.

Below are some different types of paving options and tips, so you can create a great outdoor living space.

Fire pits

patio ideas for 2021 fire pit

Fire pits make a wonderful focal point for evening time and provide that often much needed warmth to take the chill away.

There are so many styles of fire pit to choose from from raging hot furnaces to subtle intimate flames.

Whatever your desire there’s a fire pit for everybody (and every budget).

Lighting

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Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean the night time is over!

By using creative lighting options you can create an ambient atmosphere after dark.

From lantern lighting to modern spotlights,  it’s easy to enjoy extra relaxation into any evening.

Wood panelling

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By combining large pots holding lush and vibrant plants you can create a tropical feeling and the sense of being in nature.

Wood panelling can be used to enhance the atmosphere with warmth and enclosure.

Make the patio an extension of your indoor space.

patio ideas for 2021 patio doors

Roll back the doors from your kitchen-diner and increase space with a seamlessly adjoining al fresco space beyond; the important design element is that the indoor space seamlessly integrates with your outside space.

On those summer evenings simply open the doors to integrate your indoor and outdoor living space– Voila!

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Patio Ideas for 2021 – Choosing a Paving Surface

If you’re thinking of a complete makeover for your patio area you may want to consider choosing a paving surface that either seamlessly blends in with your home or maybe something that contrasts boldly.

Use patterned patio designs to catch the eye

If you’re looking to create a distinctive look, then choosing the best paving to suit your home is a must.

Moreover, by spending time ‘doing your homework’ at the beginning you will get a sense of all the different materials, styles and patterns you can utilise to set a beautiful and eye-catching foundation for your outdoor space.

Take time to explore different shapes and tones of different types of patio surfacing to find a look that aligns with your aspirations as well as giving thought to the garden furniture and planting areas.

Bold Stone

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Bradstone Aspero Porcelain Paving in Graphite

Sometimes it makes sense to be bold and attempt something daring – this is especially true when you have a large area (100-300 sqm) at your disposal. Keep in mind that strong and/or deep colours add depth of feeling and on the eye.

Can you go too bold? 

If the edges of your patio area lead onto a lawned area then an a good approach to take, if going for bold, is to be clean and consistent with edging and furniture.

Think carefully about the type of planting you intend to use for your patio area.

Remember, careful consideration towards lighting options will help you create the right ambience and a cosy and that cosy intimate setting!

Patios on Levels

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Bradstone Mode in Graphite Porcelain

Take things to another level!

By adding steps into raised patios you can achieve both aesthetic and practical benefits.

Creating levels requires a wide enough space to do so without compromising too much. Levels add character to an outdoor space.

Indian Sandstone

patio design ideas 2021 indian sandstone

Bradstone Natural Sandstone in Fossil Buff

Take things to another level!

By adding steps into raised patios you can achieve both aesthetic and practical benefits.

Creating levels requires a wide enough space to do so without compromising too much. Levels add character to an outdoor space.

Small Patio Ideas for 2021

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Even if your available space in your outdoor area is limited, there’s no reason you can’t have your dream outdoor space.

Utilising space is key and then giving sufficient attention to the finer details will enable you to set up a haven with the smallest of areas.

Remember – Just because space is limited doesn’t mean your creativity has to be!

Patio Ideas for 2021 – FAQs

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FAQs

Is it cheaper to lay decking rather than a patio?

Patios are generally less expensive than decks, but the ROI on a new deck addition runs greater than one on a patio.

Can you lay decking over the top of a patio?

Even if your patio is in terrible shape, you can deck over it.

Cracks, craters and seasonal movement along cracks are no problem. … (depending on the thickness of your decking and whether or not you put spacers under the sleepers).

So any door thresholds adjoining the patio must be at least that far above the concrete.

I'm on a budget. Which kind of patio surface should I choose?

Concrete is one of the cheapest and most popular materials that can be used to build a hard-surface patio.

The aggregates of concrete can be stone, gravel, sand or shells.

Should I have a circle feature?

Circle features can look very pleasing to the eye yet for others they make an area look too ‘busy’.

It’s entirely down to your individual taste.

To summarise for Patio Ideas for 2021

1. Keep your objective in mind. …that means thinking of the outcome you desire.

2. Patio positioning and privacy. …are these important to you?

3. Think about size. …Limiting or can you expand?

4. Consider zonal spaces. …this can work if space is available and splitting into different zones is necessary or desired.

5. It’s all about style. …you choose the colours and patterns.

6. Set a budget. …start with a budget in mind to save yourself costs.

7. Consider design trends. …if this is important to you.

8. Account for drainage and access…last but by no means least.

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