Published at 17 May 2016. by Leanne Augustin
A courtyard in the house can be used for many ways. You can launch a graduation party or a weekend BBQ party here. When you want to have a romantic dinner, do it with your spouse during the evening in the courtyard. Make it look attractive and interesting so that people like to linger in the courtyard. There are many designs and styles of modern, Spanish and Mexican courtyard design proposed on the home improvement magazines. You can use the ideas to get the inspiration. But make sure that the courtyard design is suitable with home plan, dimension and lifestyle of people at home.
If you only have a very small space, a modern courtyard design is the best option. It is sleek and minimalist. You can evoke the open space feeling which creates larger impression in the house. You can use the modern courtyard as a place to sit with family and friends and enjoy the relaxing weather. The ground can be decorated from various materials. Concrete is considered as the sturdy and cost effective option. It is not limited in grey tone. You can also select concrete in different colors like red, brown and beige. If you want to create high end feeling, marble floor tiles and ceramic tiles are superb to have. It can be in white tone to evoke the clean and minimalist look. If marble tile is beyond the budget, purchase the marble like tile.
If the space is decorated in Spanish, Mexican or Italian design, you can use the bright colored tiles in terracotta, orange, rust and sunny yellow. Besides the ground material, decide the landscape in the courtyard. It will be plain if you cannot spot the presence of lush plants and beautiful flowers. At the corner space, you can plant daisies. The brick wall can feature the climbing vines. You can also add a small fish pond, a statue and a water fountain to increase the interest of the courtyard. Set a long table with two matching benches for a simple seating area. If you want to induce the old world charm, choose the wrought iron outdoor furniture pieces.