An enclosed patio feels like the very thing you'd get to prove that you live in luxury, but just because you have that, does not mean that you have a good enclosed patio. There's a lot more that goes into making it good than simply the basics, and what is better for one person may not be the best for another. In order to help you figure out how you want to deck out your enclosed patio, we gathered some ideas you can execute.
Make it feel like an outdoor area
A patio, enclosed or otherwise, is not strictly indoors or outdoors, and often, approaches are made by homeowners to tilt in one direction or the other. A good way to accomplish this is to utilize transparency. In doing so, you get to have an enclosed area, while still having everything in your view on full display. If you want to have a certain degree of privacy, you may consider looking into see-through curtains. It does not fully obscure each side from being seen, though, so mind that.
Turn it into a greenhouse
There are a lot of ways that you can make your enclosed patio feel outdoors, but creating a greenhouse aesthetic for it is perhaps one of the most extreme ways to do it. It is a simple process too, relatively speaking, so long as you have a green thumb and the patience to grow a bunch of plants to introduce life into your space. It is certainly not something you should pursue unless you are ready to go the extra mile.
Make it feel like another room in the house
Determining whether you want your enclosed patio to be an inside or outside room will ultimately come down to a mixture of taste and function. There are a lot of activities that one might not associate with outdoor events that they would still like to be able to do in the comfort of their own patio. For example, they could sit and enjoy the nature shown through their window while they have a flat-screen TV showing off the big game at the same time. While some may say that it defeats the purpose, others would argue that it's just a matter of comfort and preference. If someone enjoys it one way, how can anyone argue that this is not a valid way to enjoy their enclosed patio?
Make your space feel private
Making the room feel like it's a part of your house more than a part of your backyard is one thing, but we have found more than a few people who want to prevent people from looking into this space whenever possible. This can be accomplished simply by creating non-transparent walls surrounding the space, but the more common and reasonable option would be to get curtains to block your view. This way, when you do want to have a wide view of the backyard scenery, you don't even have to get up to check it out. Heck, you can even get remote-controlled curtains, so you never have to get out of your recliner!
Mix inside and outside
Making your enclosed patio feel more ‘inside' or ‘outside' is certainly based on taste, but you will also find some who like to make their patio the best of both worlds. Letting the sun shine into your patio with plenty of greenery on display, combined with all of the modern amenities you have grown used to in your home. After all, there is nothing wrong whatsoever with having outdoor ceiling fans in the same room occupied by some beautiful greenery.
Go for a swim
This project is going to be a lot more expensive and involved, but if you have the time and money you are willing to invest in such a project, it is going to be well worth it. Having an indoor swimming pool is the dream for a lot of people; no more cleaning out the leaves that fall in autumn, no animals getting into the pool, and the best part, no having to worry that the neighborhood kids will be wandering into your yard to go for a swim. Not only is it somewhat annoying to have to clean up after them, outdoor pools have liability issues.
Pick a solid color scheme for your enclosed patio
When designing your enclosed patio, there is a lot more that goes into it besides figuring out what you want to get out of it. That's important, sure, but you also want to figure out how you want it to look. Some people like to make their patio feel more natural, while others enjoy a nice modern aesthetic. You may also want to go with more neutral colors, while others may find bright pastels to be a better fit for their space. There is no rush in deciding the right aesthetic for your tastes, so make sure you think carefully about how you want to feel when you're sipping drinks with friends and family in there.