If you are lucky enough to have a backyard butterfly garden, spending time outdoors during the warm summer months is probably one of your favorite things to do. Watching the butterflies as they flit from flower to flower with their colorful wings and quiet grace, is one of the most relaxing things to do. Instead of having that peaceful feeling only in the butterfly garden itself, bring some of that atmosphere to the patio. With some easy decorating ideas you can capture the spirit of the butterfly garden in your patio’s decor.
Patio chairs and lounges are, by far, some of the most comfortable places to sit and relax. Instead of using the regular fabric cushions that have graced your chairs for many years, cover them with a butterfly print instead. There are many different styles and designs for butterfly print fabric, so selecting the one that fits with your decor might take a bit of searching. If you are interested in having a look that is calm and peaceful, look for designs with colors that reflect that. If you would rather celebrate the cheerful colors that are found in your winged visitors, find fabric that is a bit bolder and more decorative.
Patio lighting is usually one of the last pieces of the decor that is considered. Afterall, many people use the patio exclusively during the daylight hours. If you tend to entertain or enjoy sitting on your patio at night, finding the right lighting to reflect your butterfly theme is important. Metal hanging lights with a butterfly design are one of the most popular choices. They offer an earthy feel while also reflecting the theme you want. Candle holders with a butterfly pattern, or even decorative candles shaped like butterflies, are also fun lighting options. If you have an overhead light that shines down on your patio, consider installing a simple disk over the bulb that has a butterfly cut out. That way, when the light is turned on, you will have the image of a butterfly on the
Most patios are located with at least one side along the wall of the house. Others have a wall along one side with a trellis or gazebo tent poles along the other sides. Make ample use of those surfaces by incorporating some butterfly wall art into the patio’s decor. Imagine small metal butterflies hanging along the gazebo poles or large sculptures on the side of the house. By drawing the eye up to the wall, you create the illusion of a larger space with a more cohesive thematic feel.
Bringing the butterfly garden closer to the house by incorporating the design in the patio’s decor allows you to enjoy all of the things you love about the garden from the comfort of your patio chair. Be creative when searching for butterfly theme items and include them in unique ways. Not only will you find the space relaxing once it is done, but so too will your friends and family.