Patios and porticos most often add a touch of friendliness and charm to your house. Aside from giving life to a dull garden and hallway, people who come to visit get a feeling of warm welcome right at the moment they see foliage and grasses in an artistic and visually appealing combination.
So if you want a taste of nature and artistry right at the square footage of your patio, try out some of the best contrasts of ideas you can choose from.
- The contrast of long and short. The stark contrast of long grass and short flowers is like hair pins in long hair – while the pins fasten the hair in place and give design to it, so the flowers give life to the long grasses that grow behind them. This design is best appreciated in hallways.
- Up and Down Contrast. Lawns flourish on the ground and flowers usually sway above the ground on their long stems. What if you see a patio that brings exactly the opposite? Wouldn’t that be refreshing sight? In this particular design, it’s the flowers that give a springy feel to the ground, acting as bedding while the grasses are grown in raised squares or boxes.
- Contrast of Squares– This design features two types of wire squares. One is the square covered in regular turf, the other covered in foliage. When you combine these two, you actually create amazing geometric green dices on your patio with contrasting texture.
Contrast of Light– Generally, it is recommended that patios be faintly lit. Extremely bright outdoor space is a down toner for areas that are averagely lit. Besides, a dim light in the patio makes a mystic contrast with the bright light of the front door.