First things first, decide the functionality of your space. Will your patio be for beautiful summer evening dinner parties with family and friends? Will your dining be followed with relaxing by the fire? Is that fire focal point a fireplace or a group of chairs resting casually around a fire pit? What type of lighting do you envision? Tall freestanding oil torches? Strands of classic party lights? Candle lanterns?
That covers the evening entertainment but what happens during the day? Do you want a shaded retreat? How about a comfy spot to sit in the sun? Maybe both. Music might be something to think about too.
As you can see a lot of thought goes into basic functionality. Once you decide the use of the space its time to carve out those different areas.
Furniture, plants and lighting can all be used to create borders between spaces
Think atmosphere: fun, classic, indoor decor spilling out
Make it comfortable and inviting with rugs, fabrics, and pillows
Consider a soothing fountain to promote relaxation
Last, but certaintly not least, choose a hot tub area. Nordic Hot Tubs are perfect for fun parties and relaxing moments!