Is Your Patio the Perfect Place to Relax?
When it gets warm outside, we all flock to our patios. Why not enjoy the sun, the spectacular Middle Tennessee breezes and the sounds of nature? Adding a few finishing touches will boost your mood and improve the entire space, making your custom Carbine and Associates home exactly the way you dreamed it would be.
Outdoor Rugs: Good for You… and for Fido
Strategically placing a rug on your patio – either one with a solid, neutral color or one with a bold, eye-catching pattern – is one key to making your outdoor space as inviting as your indoor space. Where should you put it? Anywhere! An outdoor rug isn’t used for the same purposes as an indoor rug (except that the dog will probably lay on it no matter where it is), so you can make it a decorative highlight near your door, beneath your table, or in a big, open space.
Flowers, Vegetables and Vines (Oh, My!)
While your patio probably provides you with plenty of scenery, it’s also the perfect place to put container plants. Whether you want to test out your green thumb with veggies, a pot full of beautiful blooms or a creeping vine, your patio will come alive in the summer when it’s decorated with plants. Do yourself a favor, though: invest in some citronella candles to shoo away mosquitoes, who love the moisture beneath plants and the water that pools under the pots.
Outdoor Décor: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
You can add even more style to your outdoor space with the right décor, but be careful. You want to incorporate décor that doesn’t throw off the balance of your home’s exterior. Small outdoor fountains designed for tabletops, wrought-iron decorations and tin signs are great ways to spice up your patio’s design.