Having a great patio space is an asset in the islands, as it is not only somewhere with a great view, but it’s usually cooler as well. Anyone can create a backyard with a place to eat and drink, maybe an umbrella and a barbecue, but a space that looks great and makes you want to be there is on another level. Here are five ways to make your patio pop.

Create a Lookout

With a great view from every angle, why would you need to create a dedicated “viewing” area? By getting the best possible view and making that place cozy and secluded, you’re creating prime memory-making space. Who wouldn’t want a secluded spot on your property that you and the one you love spend a quiet moment each day? Make it comfortable and you won’t want to leave.

Take a Swing

The porch swing gets an upgrade with seating that literally floats on air. With a good rug and plenty of places for everyone to enjoy swaying to the breezes, elevated seating is a cool place to spend time outdoors.

A Chic Bar

Everybody loves a good happy hour, so why not make your patio the place to get one? A great bar is a fun way to entertain friends and family and a bar that looks as great as the drinks that come out of it is a major plus.

Be Shady

That’s right, be a little shady. Especially in the hot Caribbean sun, a good umbrella or awning is an asset to any patio or backyard. Invest in a great umbrella that really gives your space the shade you need to make the day comfortable, no matter the time.

Al Fresco Dining

Yes, anybody can put up a table and some chairs and it will still be a great time. But a really great dining area can turn a regular patio into an entertainment paradise. Choose a table that can seat a group that you’d normally have, but have options available for more intimate settings as well. Make the seating comfortable and inviting, and you have the perfect recipe for a good time.


About Lagnappe Custom Interiors

Lagnappe Custom Interiors is a full-service interior design firm specializing in bringing the small niceties to a home or commercial space that make it memorable, functional and yours. Based out of St. Thomas, Lagnappe [LAN-YAP] is led by Tiffany Cassidy who enjoys working with clients to create a home that reflects their style and needs. Tiffany marries her artistic and scientific sides together to bring the residents of the Virgin Islands and continental U.S. an interior decorating service that manages the complex and turns it into beauty. Her goal is to not only make a home prettier, but in doing so, make your life better. Visit www.Lagnappe.com for more information.