Create A Beautiful Mediterranean Patio
A Mediterranean patio is the perfect place to have a refreshing lemonade with beautiful colors and an emphasis on light. If your patio is currently boring, adopting any of the ideas commonly found on Mediterranean patios can instantly boost its appearance. To create the organic texture and interest that are typical of a Mediterranean patio, start with large groupings of potted plants and trees. Lemon, orange and lime trees all thrive in container plantings. Citrus trees look right at home in a Mediterranean-style space. Ferns in clay pots and small potted trees lend a shady, welcoming appeal. Choose simple clay pots to exude rustic charm or opt for brightly painted containers for a more vibrant effect. Guests will want to linger after the sun goes down when you illuminate your Mediterranean patio with flickering candlelight. Add an iron or stone fire pit to bring the cozy feel of a fireplace to your space. Groups of pillar candles either on trays or placed in lanterns and hurricane lamps arranged throughout your space give your patio a warm glow. Scatter votive candles on tables to bring in soft light and bring on some romantic, Mediterranean charm.
A rustic cedar table and matching benches look right at home on a Mediterranean patio. The rough-hewed effect is typical of what you would find in cottages dotting the Mediterranean coastline. Mismatched iron chairs around a mosaic-tiled table give your space a look reminiscent of an elegant, European beachfront cafe. Create cozy conversation nooks with contemporary-styled wicker pieces with deep, cushy pillows to bring a more modern feel to your space.