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Patio Enclosure Maintenance: How To Decorate A Patio Enclosure

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Patio Enclosure Maintenance: How To Decorate A Patio Enclosure

How to Decorate a Patio Enclosure

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By: Julie Ackendorf, eHow Contributor

A patio is an outdoor area  located directly next to a house. A patio may be open to the elements or  enclosed. An enclosed patio is typically a room edition with three walls along the outside and one wall that connects directly to the house. An enclosed patio  can be a terrific place to cool off on a hot summer night without being bitten  by bugs. Make the patio even more pleasant with these simple decorating  rules.


1. Use the right lighting. Place track  lighting along the  wall that connects directly to the house. This will help make it easier to  locate the door to the house when people are using the enclosed patio. Place a  lamp in at least two corners to define the parameters of the room. Consider  adding a string of
lights alone one edge of the top of the patio to create a  festive air and sense of celebration.

2. Purchase comfortable seating. An enclosed patio is usually not a formal  space. Buy two or three padded chaise lounges to provide a place to sit and rest one’s legs. Rattan and wicker are ideal base materials for the lounges because  they add to the airy feel of the patio. Purchase additional seating, such as a  small couch, to provide guests with a place to gather and  talk.

3. Line the area with flooring. Continue the theme of informality of with  flooring. An enclosed patio may be at least partially exposed to the elements.  Look for durable materials that will not stain easily. Tile is cool on bare  feet. Small scattered rugs can provide  a welcome place to rest feet when watching a sunset or having a

4. Use appropriate window coverings. Many enclosed patios have large expanses of  glass. Control the light that enters the room with curtains. Hang roll-up shades  or miniblinds on the glass walls. This can help control the room’s temperature.  Use light colored shades to help keep the room cool.

5. Place tables in the right places. People often eat and drink while sitting in  an enclosed patio. Provide them with a place to rest their food and drinks
while  sitting down. Place small glass topped tables next to sofas and chase lounges.  Glass topped tables will help the room seem less crowded and more open. Make  sure the corners do
not have sharp  edges.

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