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How To Give Your Patio Italian Country Style - Articles Surfing

With the warm weather approaching, it's time to look at adding some style to your patio and why not think about the informal and elegant appeal of the Italian country decorating style? Using old pottery, and chippy painted items along with earthtones and subtle splashes of color you can provide a unique and interesting look in any patio. Add some great container plants and flowers and you can have the feeling of the Tuscan countryside no matter where your patio is.

To pull together your design theme you need some great outdoor d'cor. Choose accessoreis which offer a simple, country design. You want to include lots of antique looking pots for potted plants - either cement or ones that have a look of plaster either plain or with designs. Think about planting some interesting arrangements that include plants that spike up as well as ones the drape over the side of the pot.

Another thing to consider that will add interest to your patio is a water feature. This can be a simple lavabo that hangs on the wall of your home or fence or you can put a great fountain in right in the middle of the patio. Choose something that has an old world look and this will add a lot of ambiance to your Italian designed patio.

Next you need to choose your outdoor furniture. Of course, you want to pick something that is practical but you also want to keep the look of the Italian countryside in mind. These days, you can find outdoor furniture in many styles and I suggest you use a faux wrought iron style with scrolly design and a glass topped table.

Decorating with outdoor carpeting to your patio is able to help pull off the interior decorating scheme. When you are looking at floor covering for your design theme, ensure you shop for something that compliments the decorating theme in addition to the colors in the room. Look at providing unassuming waterproof mats in subtle colors which work with the other colors in the decorating approach.

When bringing the style of Italian country decorating to your outdoor patio, you want to be sure the surrounding area is lush with plants. Plant flowers as well as tall grasses and trees in the ground and include plants in planters right on the patio to add to the ambiance of your patio.

Submitted by:

Lee Dobbins

Lee Dobbins writes for http://www.decor8ting.com/ where you can learn more about decorating styles and get more home decorating tips.



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