Perth Patio Décor: Five Easy Ideas

The Aussie patio is more than an add-on – it’s an outdoor living space. Our Australian climate is gorgeously suited to outdoor living and having a patio is a luxury that links inside and outside. It’s the transition space between the insulated indoors and the fresh outdoors.

Outdoor patio decor ideas

Making this transitional living space attractive as well as functional can be as simple as these five cost-effective ideas for patio décor:

1. Coloured cushions
Cushions make versatile seats, pillows and backrests. They’re also a wonderful way to add colour to your patio décor. It’s cheap and quick to make your own, or there are masses of ready-made cushions to choose from. Your theme can vary from serene neutrals to exotic Indian covers with mirrors and beads.

2. Paint a bench
Got an old garden bench that’s seen better days? Paint it up. If it’s slatted, paint the slats in bright beachy colours: blue, red, yellow and white. Or match the colour to your existing patio décor.

3. Candles
Any supermarket stocks candles. A citronella lantern is a good bet for outdoor barbecues – looks pretty and keeps the mozzies away. Try tealights in wineglasses for evocative evening lighting.

4. Solar lamps
Solar lamps are popular these days and most hardware stores stock an increasingly impressive range. Attaching a row of solar lamps to a spot like your patio railing is a great safety idea and looks spectacular at night.

5. Potted colour
Sometimes less is more. Buy a single potted flowering plant like a purple petunia or elegant lily and place it in the centre of your patio table (if you have one). Or grow nasturtiums in an old watering can and do likewise.

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