Homeowners have become motivated to combine the exterior of their living spaces with the interior, resulting in spaces – such as conservatories and terraces – that are extensions of the home and also the perfect introduction to the garden.
An article on online resource PinkNews.co.uk explains that numerous different features can be incorporated into such a space, including informal seating spots and dining areas as well as a station for a laptop if people can work from home.
It suggests that suitable decor will provide a space with a sense of flair and character.
"This should be a continuation of your interior style to create a real sense of fluidity. If your home is modern and contemporary, think about using edgy materials such as metal and concrete as a canvas," the piece suggests.
Meanwhile, the BBC suggests that plants such as potted shrubs can help to brighten up a drab-looking patio area.