Concrete Patio

melvingoodman Forumite Posts: 1
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I'm seeking some advice and inspiration for enhancing the visual appeal of my concrete patio, and I would greatly appreciate your input. While my patio is functional, it currently lacks character and feels rather plain. I'm open to incorporating decorative elements, such as plants, lighting, or furniture, but I want to keep it budget-friendly and manageable.

If any of you have successfully tackled a similar project, I would love to hear about your experiences and the techniques you used. 

Thank you all in advance..


  • ciderboy2009
    ciderboy2009 Forumite Posts: 1,126
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    A photo would help here so we had some idea of what sort of size it is etc.

    However, my initial suggestions would be to go over it with a jet washer to clean it up and them put some pots on it with brightly coloured bedding plants to take the eyes away from the patio itself.

    Do the same with the patio furniture - get it in a bold colour to detract from the concrete.
  • IvyFlood
    IvyFlood Forumite Posts: 331
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    I would suggest a good jet wash, that in itself will make a huge difference. 

    Another idea which I've seen done, is you can buy stencils and spray paint to create a pattern on each tile, if they are the basic square concrete ones? Its not to my taste (might not be yours either) and you have to seal it after but I thought it looked very effective on the concrete patio I saw it on!
  • twopenny
    twopenny Forumite Posts: 4,609
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    Pahto and direction it's facing first. That will be a deciding factor.
    But yes, lots you can do.

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  • Marmaduke123
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    You can get outdoor large mats in various designs. Depends how big an area your patio is.
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