Social media makes it easy for people to share what they love, and hashtags especially let people meet like-minded others in a casual and social setting – creating social milestones that will live on in our collective online memory. Thanks to Instagram and Twitter, the summer of 2015 will be remembered as the summer of #patioliving. From backyard barbecues to patio weddings, users loved to share everything they did on their patios. Whether it was a beer and sunset, or coffee and sunrise, any time of the day was a good time to enjoy the outdoors. Everybody is welcome on the patio. Young or old, animal or human, everyone loves the #patiolife.
This Twitter account belongs to Adesso Bistro, which serves traditional Italian cuisine. Italians are known for their strong sense of romance and this picture shows why. A patio, whether at home or restaurant, is a perfect place to hold a small intimate wedding. There is no need to rent a space if your patio is up to the task. Patios allow us to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. Rays of sunshine shining through the leaves, the wind rustling the trees, flowers and plants everywhere you look. Patios are very romantic.
— Adesso Bistro (@Adesso_Bistro) July 27, 2015
Relaxing on the Patio
Instagram user Sivanita really knows how to spend her Fridays. On the patio of course! Just looking at this picture instantly makes you feel more relaxed. The laid back design of her patio creates a charming and pleasant outdoor space. The improvised table is a nice touch, as well as the DIY string lighting and speaker setup. The red adirondack chairs make stylish accent pieces and tie everything together. This would be the perfect spot for a Netflix marathon under the stars.
Relaxing with a new stone top firetable and a beer.
Good Times with Good Friends
When it comes to bringing people together, the patio is a great space for getting people to relax and socialize. Inviting friends over for food or drinks on the patio is an easy way of letting people know that their friendship is appreciated. Instagram user sinister29 captures that perfectly in this picture.
The best place to study is on the patio… with a few friends and beers.
Quality Alone Time on the Patio
The patio can help everybody reduce stress. After a long day of work, there is nothing like being able to sit back on the patio with your favorite drink, turn on the radio, and appreciate the beauty of nature. The patio of Instagram user Kamero88 may be small, but she is definitely making the most of it. In this picture you can see that she loves unwinding on her patio, which features a paved floor and stylish outdoor rug.
Instagram user photomyeyes loves to study on her patio. Can you blame her?
For sunset lovers, being able to watch the sunset every day is one of the best benefits of having a patio. Sunsets are beautiful to watch and are perfect for creating a romantic setting. Being able to watch the sunset every day is one of the best benefits of having a patio. Instagram users rickyxp78 and bee_rad_the_lad shows us what the sunset looks like from their own patios. Beautiful to say the least.
What a beautiful spot to enjoy the sunset.
Showing Off Patio Design
If there’s one thing patio owners love more than their patios, it’s showing them off to their friends. Patio design is constantly changing due to trends and influences and social media services such as Instagram allow users to easily share design ideas with one another.
Patio remodel before and after.
Restaurants Love Their Patios
For restaurant owners, sharing pictures of their patios on Instagram is a great way of reaching out to potential customers. It provides them with an opportunity to present a tantalizing image to entice customers. Once they are there, customers love sharing pictures of their food on the patio as much as the restaurant owners do! For more information on restaurant patios, check out Is a Furnished Patio Worth the Investment? and Furniture Essentials for Your Restaurant Patio.
Thanks to the power of social media, it has never been easier to preserve memories and share them with our friends and family. The patio is a versatile space that can be used for all kinds of situations and appreciated by all types of people, no wonder people love sharing their patio moments. From sunsets to barbecues, the experiences we share with friends and family on the patio are worth holding onto.
As seen in the pictures, we offer Adirondack chairs and patio umbrellas, such as the 9’ Octagon Quad Pulley Lift Umbrella to stay cool under the shade. We also offer stylish fire tables, such as the Montego Fire Table.
About the Author
Cheryl Khan is a blogger and contributor to the Patio Productions blog. When she’s not blogging, she is relaxing with a glass of wine on her patio. Follow her on Twitter for the latest interior design news.