How to Turn Your Patio into a Relaxing Retreat

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Many homeowners have visions of their patio being a beautiful sanctuary of space and serenity, only for it to end up looking like some kind of cluttered storage space when reality gets in the way.

If this situation sounds all too familiar, don’t despair. We have a few quick and easy ideas to help maximise outdoor living and turn your patio into the relaxing getaway you’ve always dreamed of.  

Ensure patio privacy

The first step in creating a private patio retreat is to ensure it’s actually private and not exposed to neighbours or, even worse, strangers passing by on their daily walk. The positioning of your patio will obviously have a big say in how much work needs to be done in this regard, however the installation of screens, blinds, and natural landscaping features can all be effective in creating a greater sense of privacy and isolation. 

Use comfortable patio furniture

A sanctuary should beckon you at every opportunity and, once you’re there, make it hard for you to leave. Neither of those things are possible without the addition of some seriously comfortable patio furniture. Look for outdoor sofas, lounges, and chairs with plenty of support and soft cushions. For long-term comfort and performance, choose patio furniture made from durable, weather-resistant materials that won’t deteriorate in the Cairns climate. 

Add lighting and colour to your patio

Adding lighting to your patio is a great way to create just the right atmosphere for a relaxing retreat – whether it’s the warm and festive feel of string lights, the magic and wonder of fairy lights, or the decorative and innovative angles of spotlights. The wide choice in colour and brightness also gives you plenty of scope to customise. 

Go for a natural patio feel

If we’re using the words “relaxing, “retreat” and “sanctuary” to describe our patio goals then there’s no better way to bring these to life than through nature. You can read more about the benefits of a more natural patio and how this can be achieved in our previous blog post on “Five easy ideas for a natural patio”.

Embrace your quirks

There’s nothing more relaxing than being immersed in a outdoor living space that feels like it was created just for you. So, the final tip we have when it comes to creating a patio retreat is to do whatever you feel like. Embrace your quirks and add the things you find soothing and relaxing. Swings, hammocks, little dining sets, maybe even a hot tub. These ideas might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but who cares?

Patio and outdoor living experts in Cairns 

As you can see, creating a relaxing patio sanctuary doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Like most things, more than half the battle is committing to do it in the first place. With these simple tips, however, you can maximise outdoor living and transform your patio into the retreat it was always meant to be.

If you’re looking for more help with outdoor living options in the Cairns area, please get in touch with the experienced and passionate team at Cairns Patios today.

In addition to custom patio designs, we offer a range of award-winning cyclone-grade carports that can be designed to meet your vehicle protection needs. Plus, through our partnership with Mortgage Choice, we can also help you with fast and competitive patio finance options.

To learn more, reach out to us online or call us directly at 07 4249 3474.

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