Is your enclosed patio or three-season sunroom designed for all-season style? If not, it should be! The right patio decor can make spending time in your indoor/outdoor spaces all the more rewarding.
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Whether you use your enclosed patio for lounging after a meal or spending time with relatives, there are a million ways that you can dress up space and make it more luxurious. In this article, we’ll go over some all-season suggestions that can make your patio a more comfortable and happier place to spend time.
Swing Chair for Comfort and Style
Swing chairs are interesting to look at and comfortable to sit in at the same time. Installing a swing chair on your enclosed patio also gives the space a “fun and fancy-free” appearance. It adds a level of relaxation and whimsy to the patio, so you can comfortably lounge.
Easy to Maintain Rattan or Wicker Furniture
Your enclosed patio should not require tons of maintenance. That’s why we suggest decorating it with rattan and wicker furniture. It’s comfortable to sit in and easy to maintain. When it gets dirty, you can easily wash rattan and wicker with a damp soapy sponge.
Rattan and wicker sunroom furniture typically comes with comfortable cushions that can be easily laundered. This means you can use your 3-season sunroom as an indoor space, or let the kids run in and out of your patio like it’s an outdoor space, all while easily maintaining beautiful-looking furniture.
Paint the Flooring
Patio flooring isn’t something that people give a lot of thought to, especially if the floor of their patio is a concrete slab. What you may not realize is that your patio flooring is a giant palette that can make your patio a vibrant space that’s worth admiring.
Paint the floor of your patio with floor paint, which is designed to be more durable than standard paint. Not sure what to paint on the floor of your patio? Checkerboard patterns are relatively easy and require no artistic skill. If you’re looking for something even easier, try painting your patio one solid color. Even just one application of paint can make your patio floor something to admire.
Improve/Upgrade the View
This may not seem like a type of decoration, but it is. The view of your yard out your patio affects your mood while you’re in your enclosed patio, so you should make the most of it. Some suggestions:
- Install a fountain. Install a water feature or a birdbath just outside your sunroom. Water features are relaxing as well as attractive, while a working birdbath will give you something interesting to look at while you’re enjoying your afternoon tea on your patio.
- Landscape the area. Install colorful landscaping. It doesn’t have to be complicated in order to be effective: even inexpensive annuals do the trick.
- Cut back overgrown shrubs. Don’t allow overgrown annuals to block the view out of your patio. Cut back shrubs to allow yourself to look out at your flowers, grass, and the trees beyond.
- Keep the windows clean. Nothing messes up a good view more than dirty windows. Keep the windows to your sunroom clean to enjoy unobstructed views whenever you’re enjoying your patio.
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Decorate with Classic, Colorful Upholstery
The upholstery for your wicker furniture provides something to focus on in your sunroom. Look for upholstery that features bold patterns and vibrant colors. Mix and match pillows to create an eclectic style, or, if you’re set on a particular color scheme, choose pillows and cushions that reinforce that color scheme.
When purchasing cushions for your wicker furniture, look for cushions that have removable slips that are easy to launder.
Install Beautiful Greenery
Install easy-to-grow plants suitable for the environment that require little maintenance. If your patio faces the north or east, it probably spends a lot of the day in shade. Shade-loving plants like philodendrons add a sense of hominess to your patio and will send vining tendrils all around your patio furniture.
If you like plants that produce flowers, consider installing a peace lily or Christmas cactus. Both plants produce beautiful indoor blooms and are easy to care for. Greenery makes your patio seem like a welcoming, cheerful place to spend time.
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Pick a Theme
One easy way to decorate your patio is to pick a theme and use that theme to be the driving force in the decor you choose. What kind of theme? That depends on your preferences. Beaches, cafes, and rainforests all make excellent themes for indoor/outdoor spaces like patio enclosures.
If you’re seeking something a little more unique or exciting, why not steampunk, safaris, or English tea room? Pick a theme you like and that you’ll have no trouble sticking to as you choose decorations for your patio.
Start With a Good Structure
Before you can decorate your three-season room or four-season sunroom with enclosed patio ideas, you’ve first got to ensure it has a solid structure. Use quality materials to enclose your patio. Using better products to enclose your outdoor spaces can help ensure that the patio will continue to be a place where you want to spend time.