How to turn your garden patio into a private sanctuary

As we have entered unprecedented times, with social distancing in place, cases of coronavirus rising on a daily basis, and drastic changes to our lifestyle now in place – our home is our sanctuary. Staying at home feels like an easy task, but as we all navigate through uncertain territory, it can be good to find additional places to relax and clear your mind. 

Previously, this may have been in a park nearby our house, or on our daily commute to and from work, going shopping, to restaurants or to the cinema, all of which are now a distant and much-missed memory – but, all is not lost. For those fortunate enough to have one, you can find sanctuary in your own back garden.

With a few small touches, you can transform your garden patio into your ideal outdoor space and private sanctuary. Not only does spending time on your patio help you get some fresh air, but you can indulge in the sounds of nature, surround yourself with green and boost your health.

Decorate your garden patio with:

  • Comfortable seating
    One way you can transform your patio is to turn it into a relaxing retreat by adding some comfy seating.
  • Outdoor table
    Why not add an outdoor table, ideal for alfresco dining and BBQs. Right now, it feels like we want to spend as much time as possible outside, in nature, with an outdoor table you can use it to prop up devices to facetime friends and family, as well as support all your meals.
  • Lighting and accessories
    You can make a statement with lighting, whether these are hanging lights as the perfect decoration, and draping them over your garden fence or trellis. Lighting helps to create ambience especially when paired with other garden accessories or playing around with different coloured lights. There is nothing more perfect than when the sun sets, illuminating your garden space and relaxing with a book, music or virtual interactions with friends and family.
  • Outdoor fire pit
    You could create a focal point in your outdoor space with a warming fire pit, this gives a sense of purpose and helps create a warm inviting atmosphere for you to relax and spend downtime in the garden, no matter how chilly it gets outside.
  • Plantlife
    To inject a bit of life into your garden, you can add plants. Plus, with all this additional time around the house and garden, now is the ideal time to learn a thing or two about gardening by growing plants and/ or vegetables.
  • Add shade with a garden canopy
    If you’re feeling like creating a true sanctuary in your garden, then adding a canopy to create spaces of shade is the perfect solution. It means that even on the hottest day of the year, which is admittedly few and far between in the UK, you can still be outside enjoying a beautiful hot day.


If you’re interested in new patio doors to help transform your garden patio, then Bingley Windows we can help. Give us a call today on 01535 958 183, alternatively you can fill out our online contact form and we’ll be in touch.

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