How to Create a Cosy Patio
A cosy patio is easy to achieve
With our tips and tricks, you can easily transform your outdoor space into a cosy nook where you can enjoy hours of relaxation and cosiness. From soft cushions and blankets to candles and green plants, we will guide you through the process and help you decorate your patio to make it as cosy as possible.
Get inspiration for your patio from our ideas and create your own cosy atmosphere on the patio, so you can enjoy life and relax with a good book or in the company of friends and family when darkness falls.
Furnish your patio with a cosy dining area
A patio is the perfect place to enjoy life and enjoy a good meal with family and friends in the warm summer evenings. To create a cosy atmosphere and some inviting surroundings, it is important to furnish your patio with a cosy dining area.
First of all, find a suitable garden table and some inviting and comfortable garden chairs that match the size and style of your patio. The garden furniture should be both practical and aesthetically pleasing, so that it contributes to the cosiness of the patio. Place the table and chairs in an area of the patio where there is plenty of space and the opportunity to enjoy the sun and outdoor space.
Make sure that it does not take up too much space in relation to the size of the patio, so you can still move around easily.
To create an even cosier atmosphere, you can place soft pillows and cushions on the chairs. Choose cushions and pillows in colours and patterns that match the patio’s décor to create a common theme in your garden. Pillows and cushions not only make the chairs more comfortable to sit on, but also contribute to a cosy and welcoming atmosphere.
When it’s time to set the table, it’s a good idea to find beautiful napkins, plates, and cutlery that match the occasion and contribute to the cosy atmosphere. You can also decorate the table with small lanterns, string lights, or candles to create an even cosier atmosphere when darkness falls. Remember that the string lights can be used as decorations all year round for festive occasions and to create a cosy atmosphere.
A grill on your patio can create extra cosiness
Imagine lighting the grill on your patio on a gorgeous summer evening. The first fragrant clouds of smoke begin to float up into the blue sky, and immediately the air fills with an aroma that invites cosiness and togetherness. It is in these moments when your cosy patio really feels, well, cosy.
Of course, when grilling, you need a good grill and the right equipment. In addition, you need to know what you are doing so that the food will also taste good.
But grilling on the patio is about so much more than just cooking.
It’s also about togetherness. Cooking outdoors as the sun slowly dips while friends and family enjoy the patio – that’s the whole point of creating a cosy patio. It is in many ways the icing on the cake, and it is – we think – the reason why so many choose a grill for their patio.
Having a patio with a grill gives you opportunities for countless unforgettable summer evenings. Here you can enjoy dinner in the open air and the warm summer weather, even after the sun has set.
Get inspiration for a cosy atmosphere with candles and lanterns
When darkness falls and the last rays of the day disappear, there is nothing like candles and lanterns to create a cosy atmosphere on the patio. With the right light, you can turn your patio into a magical oasis where you and your guests can enjoy the warm summer evenings in good company.
To create an inviting and warm atmosphere on the patio, you can place lanterns and string lights around your outdoor space. Try hanging string lights along a railing or in trees and shrubs around the patio. You can also place lanterns on a table, on steps or in the corners of the patio to create a cosy and intimate atmosphere.
There are many different types of light you can use to create cosiness on the patio.
- Candles are a classic that never goes out of style and spread a warm glow and a cosy atmosphere.
- Tealights are also a good choice since they are small and easy to place in lanterns or in small bowls filled with sand or stones.
- LED lights are an energy-friendly and practical alternative, which come in many different colours and shapes, and which can cope with the unpredictable Swedish weather.
Whatever type of light you choose, it’s important to keep safety in mind. Place candles and lanterns on a stable surface and away from flammable materials. Also, keep track of how long the candles burn and extinguish them before leaving the patio for the evening.
Bring nature onto your patio with plants and flowers
Green plants and flowers are an important part of any cosy patio, since they create a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere as well as bring nature closer to your outdoor space. Plants and flowers not only add colour and life, but also lovely scents that can make your patio even more inviting and relaxing.
To create a cosy patio with plants and flowers, arrange them in stylish pots that match the décor of the patio and the theme of your garden. Use pots of different sizes, materials and colours to create an interesting and harmonious whole. Place the potted plants in groups or scattered around the patio to create a lush and natural atmosphere.
In addition to decorative plants and flowers, you can also grow herbs on the patio, which are both beautiful and practical. Herbs such as basil, parsley, thyme, and mint are easy to grow in pots and can be used in cooking to add extra flavour to your summer dishes. The herbs also spread a wonderful scent on the patio, which can be enjoyed by both you and your guests.
To get the most out of your plants and flowers, it’s important to choose species that thrive in the Swedish climate and suit the amount of sun your patio receives. Also, remember to water and care for the plants regularly to ensure they stay healthy and lush throughout the summer.
Create a cosy nook with soft blankets and cushions
A cosy corner on the patio is the perfect place to relax and enjoy life after a long day. With soft blankets and cushions, you can create an inviting and comfortable atmosphere where you can relax with a good book or a cup of tea.
To create a cosy nook on the patio, find a suitable corner or area where you can place a couple of comfortable garden chairs or a cosy hammock. If you have a large patio, you may want to divide it into different zones, where the cosy nook can be a relaxing area away from the dining area and grill. Especially if you have charcoal grill.
Once you’ve found the perfect spot for your cosy nook, it’s time to add soft blankets and cushions to make the area extra cosy and inviting. Choose blankets and cushions in colours and patterns that match your patio’s décor.
To create a cosy atmosphere in the cosy nook, you can place a small table on which you can place your book, tea, or other small items. You can also add a few lanterns or string lights to create an intimate and relaxing atmosphere when darkness falls. If you have space, consider placing a parasol or small canopy to provide shade from the sun.
Choose the right garden furniture and parasol
To create a cosy and comfortable patio, choose garden furniture that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The garden furniture must be able to cope with the Swedish weather, while also contributing to a cosy atmosphere and inviting surroundings.
First of all, you need to consider what style and materials are suitable for your patio and décor. Garden furniture comes in a variety of materials, such as wood, metal, plastic, and rattan. Choose a material that matches your patio’s style and suits your personal preferences, and is easy to maintain and clean.
Once you’ve chosen the right material, find garden furniture that fits the size and shape of your patio. For large patios, you can choose a large garden table with room for many guests and comfortable garden chairs that are perfect for long cosy evenings. If you have a small patio, it’s ideal to have a smaller table and chairs that can be folded up to save space when not in use.
For shade and protection from the sun on your patio, consider investing in a parasol or create a covered area. A parasol is a flexible solution that can be moved around on your patio as needed and allows you to enjoy both the sun and shade. A covered area, such as a gazebo or awning, can provide more permanent shade and protection from rain, which means you can use the patio no matter the weather.
Use atmospheric lighting when darkness falls
A cosy atmosphere on the patio is created not only by comfortable furniture and beautiful plants, but also by atmospheric lighting. Lighting is very important when it comes to creating an inviting atmosphere and for enjoying your patio both during the day and in the evening.
- Lamps are a classic way to add lighting to your patio and create cosiness. You can choose between different types of lamps, such as floor lamps, table lamps, and wall lamps, to match your patio’s décor and style. Place the lamps strategically around the patio to highlight your favourite areas.
- String lights are a great way to add a touch of magic and cosiness to your patio. Hang the string lights along railings, in trees and bushes, or above the dining area to create atmospheric lighting for long summer evenings with family and friends.
- Solar lamps are an environmentally friendly and practical solution for creating an inviting atmosphere on the patio. These lamps are charged by the sun during the day, and turn on automatically when darkness falls. You can place solar lamps in flowerbeds, along paths, or in jars to create cosy lighting without the need for cords or electricity.
To adjust the lighting as needed and create different moods on the patio, consider investing in dimmable lights. This allows you to adjust the brightness, so you can enjoy life on the patio both during the day and in the evening.
Your cosy patio should also suit the Swedish weather
The Swedish summer is known for its unpredictable weather, with both sun, rain and wind. It is therefore important that you furnish your patio to suit these conditions and still create a cosy atmosphere, regardless of the weather. Read on for some tips and inspiration on how to create a cosy patio that suits the Swedish summer.
Firstly, it’s important to choose garden furniture that can withstand the Swedish weather. Garden furniture in materials such as aluminium, plastic, or treated wood are good options as they are weatherproof and easy to maintain. Also, choose furniture with removable and washable cushion covers so that they can stay neat and clean all summer.
To create cosiness on the patio, even when it’s rainy or windy, consider investing in a covered area, such as a gazebo, awning, or a large parasol. This will allow you to enjoy the patio no matter the weather, and at the same time protect your furniture and cushions from rain and moisture.
Of course, when we say “no matter the weather”, we don’t mean gales winds or hail. But if it’s raining and still hot, you can still enjoy your patio with a few simple means.
Wood tiles, outdoor flooring, and composite for your outdoor patio floor
When the base is good, everything is good. The same applies to the patio floor, for which you can either use our wood tiles or construct a composite deck, which is a maintenance-free material. Composite boards or wooden tiles and other outdoor floors can be found below. All help to add a cosy atmosphere and a decorative expression when entertaining guests on the patio.
By following these tips and decorating your patio to suit the unpredictable Swedish weather, you can get inspiration in creating a cosy oasis where you and your family can enjoy life and relax on warm summer evenings, as well as on rainy and windy days.