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Creating Your Perfect Patio

Creating Your Perfect Patio By Shea Richardson
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

Creating a patio that makes you feel good is the most important thing to remember when you search for patio décor and furniture. You should be certain about what you want your end result to look like before you begin this project.

Patio Décor

Before searching and shopping around for the perfect patio décor, you should have an idea of what you are looking for. There are many types of patio décor available to build the patio of your dreams.

Many homeowners decorate their patio with bird feeders, birdbaths, bird houses, decorative signs, and wall art. Other items used to make a patio look nice include thermometers, clocks, fountains, furniture, pedestals, weathervanes, and wind chimes.

If you want more of a garden feel to your patio, you can purchase planters, stepping stones, statuaries, and garden signs to complete your patio décor. It is important to keep in mind that you should not clutter this free space. You want to make it look nice and feel comfortable, but do not overdo it. This will not allow you to create the perfect patio that you had in mind to enjoy spending time on.

Patio Furniture

Choosing the best patio furniture is probably the most difficult task you will encounter while building your perfect patio. However, this is the most important part. The patio furniture will give your patio the look and feel that you are searching for. This furniture should be comfortable and durable, as well as appealing to the eye.

There are many pieces of patio furniture available from which to choose. Some of these include chairs, bar stools, tables, benches, coffee tables, umbrellas, loungers, rockers, and gliders. There are also many accessories available for patio furniture such as cushions and planters.

About the Author
An accomplished educator and writer, Shea Richardson has several years of teaching experience in the Georgia public school system. She holds a degree in Education from Georgia State University and specializes in topics spanning technology, education, and group dynamics.

*Before you apply any of the advice described on the Hip-home.com website, you should consider if the advice is safe and suitable for your individual home situation and consult experts as necessary to evaluate the suitability for your circumstances.
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