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For most of us, our patios and yards are an extension of our homes.
I enjoy sitting outside in the morning and evening just listening to the sounds of nature.
My brother and sister-in-law are the same.
They recently asked me to do a patio makeover.
Their goal is to use the space more often and be able to relax after a long day of work.
This is the third post in this series showing the transformation of the sitting area.
Time for a Change
The furniture on this patio was dated and needed to be replaced.
In order to keep with the relaxation theme, I purchased glider chairs that would gently sway.
They are weather resistant so they can stay on the patio year-round.
The dark brown color is a great neutral and allows them to accessorize differently each year.
They were definitely a hit with my brother and sister-in-law!
To continue with a tropical feel, I planted a six-foot Majesty Palm in a container for the back corner of the patio.
This provides a dramatic backdrop for the space and softens the hardscape of the building.
It’s an unexpected surprise when you step outside.
There is a beam that runs across the patio, so it was easy to add some hanging baskets.
I used twelve-inch “s” hooks to hang two Boston Ferns from existing nails.
This made the space cozy and defined the edge.
This was actually a large hanging basket that I converted into a container by simply removing the hangers.
A great tip if you see a hanging basket you love, but don’t have a place to hang it.
Be sure to watch the video below for a tour of the sitting area.