The Ultimate in Patio Styling

Friday 30th Jul 2021 |

With the hot weather meaning many of us have had the opportunity to get out into our gardens, what better way to enjoy the summer months than by spending time in a stylish patio area?

When it comes to home and garden design, there’s no denying that Pinterest is one of the go-to platforms for inspiration.  With many of us looking for design ideas and style tips, windows and doors specialists, Genesis, have revealed  the most pinned patio designs on Pinterest this summer.

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The Ultimate in Patio Styling – Beachy Vibes – 16,977 pins

The Ultimate in Patio Styling

The most pinned patio on Pinterest, with a grand total of 16,977 saves, features a natural, beach theme including a bright patio, proving that you don’t need a sprawling garden to pull off a chic and cosy décor outdoors. The use of natural materials, light and a dominant white scheme makes the setting serene and calm with a Mediterranean twist.

If the area you’re working with is on the smaller side, add a selection of plants to make use of the space. The addition of a stylish umbrella or shade will also instantly add more personality.

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The Ultimate in Patio Styling – Modern Bohemia – 10,607 pins

The Ultimate in Patio Styling

Nothing screams comfort and cosiness like a combination of chunky knits and textured accessories. When the late summer nights start to cool, there’s nothing better than cosying up and enjoying the last rays of sunshine over a glass of wine.

To really nail the trend, stick to layering cushions and throws in complimentary shades, for an effortless and sleek look. The addition of an outdoor rug adds further detail to the look, with the swinging egg chair a suitable final touch for the ultimate in outdoor bohemia. 

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The Ultimate in Patio Styling – Shabby Chic – 7,150 pins

The Ultimate in Patio Styling

With sustainability a pivotal topic today, focusing on green spaces and upcycling old furniture are hugely popular trends seen across Pinterest and beyond. While incorporating greenery into outdoor spaces is a popular way of supporting the eco-system, the way plants are styled within such spaces differs greatly. 

To really nail the shabby chic trend, use your creativity to incorporate recycled items into your outdoor space.  Make use of old watering cans, wheelbarrows or even an old bicycle basket as planters or pots, anything goes with this trend!

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The Ultimate in Patio Styling – Blush Romance – 6,093 pins

When thinking of Summer, pastel shades and natural textures often spring to mind. A combination of pastel pinks and twinkling fairy lights creates a soft and romantic outdoor space, perfect for enjoying outdoor time with loved ones.

For an informal look, take inspiration from summer parties by incorporating a selection of paper lanterns. Lanterns are a cost-effective way to take your outdoor space from day to night and look great clustered together alongside more traditional fairy lights. 

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The Ultimate in Patio Styling – Modern Gatsby – 5,422 pins

A stylish combination of umbrella tassels, shades of white and unique patterns take inspiration from The Great Gatsby, whilst the addition of a modern egg chair brings the trend right up to today. Egg chairs are a huge garden trend for 2021, as a fantastic way to create the ultimate outdoor relaxation spot. This playful take on outdoor furniture makes for the perfect addition to any patio, whether you’re going for a modern, refined or rustic look.

With celebrities including the likes of Stacey Solomon and Mrs Hinch introducing these cocoons of comfort in their own space, the trend has really taken off.

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The Ultimate in Patio Styling – Mediterranean Rustic – 4,155 pins

The Ultimate in Patio Styling

Mediterranean décor is extremely popular for outdoor spaces as it creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere to enjoy on summer evenings. Earthy and bright tones are combined with wooden furnishings and textures to really nail the look.

The wooden parquet, quirky log tables, straw roof and wicker chair are perfectly combined to create a harmonious ambiance, perfect for a hot summer day. To really nail the trend, combine a neutral colour palette with lots of greenery, including the likes of olive trees and palms to make the greenery pop. 

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The Ultimate in Patio Styling – Sleek Contemporary – 3,230 pins

The Ultimate in Patio Styling

Linking the indoors with the outdoors is another hugely popular trend seen across Pinterest.

To nail the trend, stick to a tonal and complimentary colour palette. To be able to open up the space efficiently, incorporating sliding patio doors allows a seamless transition between inside and out. This patio style is the ideal setting for a scrumptious alfresco dinner!

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