Wondering how to decorate your patio or deck? At IKEA, understand that a family that plays together stays together.
One beautiful way of making sure that the entire family is together having fun in their way is to make sure that common areas are friendly for people of all ages.
Here, we give you a few ideas on how to make your patio or deck a family-friendly one.
Whether it’s just family or you’re having a few friends over, comfy chairs set around a low coffee table are a great idea. If this is to also serve as a dining spot, you can also have a small dining table here.
If you want to go fancy, a gazebo or chic dining set with a parasol are nice options. On the other hand, if privacy is a concern, go for a wall of plants – set up numerous flower boxes with trellises and grow your wall. If you don’t have a green thumb, opt to fill it with artificial plants and flowers.
If you’ve got more space, swings, rocking chairs or recliners are something you should definitely try. Go for outdoor cushions in multiple colours to add a zany touch.
Designating one section of the patio as a play area or children’s area is a good idea. Kids understand that toys need to be limited to that area, and they are still under your watchful eye.
Repurpose an old carton or crate into a sand pit – something kids adore. Add a parasol to mitigate the heat and the kids can use it for nearly eight months of the year.
If you can position the play area near a fence or wall, use it to put up a chalkboard on which the kids can draw to their heart’s content without you worrying about chalk stains on your furniture or wall.
No play area can be complete without a swing. If there is no convenient space to put up a swing, another sure-fire idea would be to put a children’s tent.
No matter how you use your patio, good lighting is a must, as is natural greenery, such as plants and flowers.
Place solar-powered lights among your plants for a softer ambience and to do your bit for the environment, advise our experts at IKEA.
Set out LED block candles on the table or scatter them around on the deck floor. LED solar-powered pendant lamps are also a great way to spread the light!