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5 Must-Haves for a Cozy Patio

Posted by Stephanie Hilliard on Aug 31st 2023

5 Must-Haves for a Cozy Patio

Even on a sunny day, sometimes nothing feels cozier than curling up on the couch and relaxing. Why not create that same feeling in your outdoor space while also getting more use out of your patio? Let’s up the cozy feeling with these ideas that will have you all snuggled up, relaxing, and being outside! 

Mood Lighting 

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All great patios can be enjoyed during the day, but what about the evening? Adding some sort of lighting to your outdoor area adds a touch of magic while also being practical. Fairy or twinkle lights are perfect for adding that little spark of fun. These can be found at so many retailers, in solar or pluggable, and in a range of sizes. Opt for more warm toned bulbs that mellow the space out. Lighting makes it possible to use your patio comfortably into the night and adds to the festive feeling of enjoying it under the stars. 

Seating Choice 

To sit back, relax, and take in the cozy vibe you’ve created, it’s all about having the right furniture. Adirondack chairs, rockers, hammocks, and deep seating pieces are all great options that add to the snug feeling you’re creating on your patio. Any sort of seating that allows you to really sink in and makes you not want to get up for hours is perfect for this environment. If it looks like a great place to take a little snooze, it’s a winner! 

Soft Accents 

Bring on the cozy feeling with your favorite soft accents. Pillows, blankets, and rugs are all an easy way to transform your outdoor space into a snuggly oasis. Using these soft materials in juxtaposition with your furniture and the outdoors mimics your inside living spaces and adds so much to the coziness of it all. Make sure that your materials are made for outdoor use (or you’re good about taking them inside), you don’t want your best plush pillows or blankets to get ruined overnight by a surprise rainstorm. 

Fire Elements 

If you have the space in your outdoor area, adding a fire element is a great touch for upping the ambience. This could be a fire table, candles, tiki torches, or a good old-fashioned fire pit. These elements add warmth, center the furniture layout, and have an overall cozy feeling. Plus, having a fire going keeps the pesky insects away so you and your guests can hopefully enjoy your patio with less bug bites.  

Finishing Touches 

After you’re all cozied up the last thing you’ll want to do is unravel yourself and reach for your drink, book, or phone. Keep everything you need while relaxing in your bubble right at your fingertips with the perfect finishing touches like coffee tables, ottomans, and side tables. Not only are these convenient spaces to set anything you need, they also instantly up the cozy factor and visually complete the space. No matter the size of your patio, there’s always a little room for one of these handy surfaces! 

Cozying up your patio makes it much more likely that you and your family will enjoyably spend time outdoors. Try these ideas out for making your outdoor area everything you ever wanted out of a place to relax.  

What’s your favorite way to stay cozy in your outdoor space? Let us know!