10 Best Patio Designs

Updated on: August 2020

Best Patio Designs in 2020


Ultimate Guide: Walks, Patios & Walls (Creative Homeowner) Design Ideas with Step-by-Step DIY Instructions and More Than 500 Photos for Brick, Mortar, Concrete, Flagstone, & Tile (Landscaping)

Ultimate Guide: Walks, Patios & Walls (Creative Homeowner) Design Ideas with Step-by-Step DIY Instructions and More Than 500 Photos for Brick, Mortar, Concrete, Flagstone, & Tile (Landscaping)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Black & Decker Complete Guide to Patios - 3rd Edition: A DIY Guide to Building Patios, Walkways & Outdoor Steps

Black & Decker Complete Guide to Patios - 3rd Edition: A DIY Guide to Building Patios, Walkways & Outdoor Steps
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

Patios: Designing, Building, Improving, and Maintaining Patios, Paths and Steps (Creative Homeowner) (Specialist Guide)

Patios: Designing, Building, Improving, and Maintaining Patios, Paths and Steps (Creative Homeowner) (Specialist Guide)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

All New Backyard Idea Book (Taunton's Idea Book Series)

All New Backyard Idea Book (Taunton's Idea Book Series)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

Patios & Walkways Idea Book (Taunton Home Idea Books)

Patios & Walkways Idea Book (Taunton Home Idea Books)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

Patios and Walkways 1-2-3: Design and Build Beautiful Outdoor Living Spaces (Expert Advice from the Home Depot)

Patios and Walkways 1-2-3: Design and Build Beautiful Outdoor Living Spaces (Expert Advice from the Home Depot)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
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The Less Is More Garden: Big Ideas for Designing Your Small Yard

The Less Is More Garden: Big Ideas for Designing Your Small Yard
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

Coastal Living Outdoor Spaces: Fresh Ideas for Stylish Porches, Decks, Patios & Gardens

Coastal Living Outdoor Spaces: Fresh Ideas for Stylish Porches, Decks, Patios & Gardens
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

Patio & Walkway Ideas that Work (Taunton's Ideas That Work)

Patio & Walkway Ideas that Work (Taunton's Ideas That Work)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

Ultimate Guide: Decks, 5th Edition: 30 Projects to Plan, Design, and Build (Creative Homeowner) Over 700 Photos & Illustrations, with Step-by-Step Instructions on Adding the Perfect Deck to Your Home

Ultimate Guide: Decks, 5th Edition: 30 Projects to Plan, Design, and Build (Creative Homeowner) Over 700 Photos & Illustrations, with Step-by-Step Instructions on Adding the Perfect Deck to Your Home
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Design Ideas for a Piano Room

Use my design ideas for a piano room, and create a space that will enhance acoustic quality with separate zones for relaxing and playing. The decorating results can be stunning in more ways than one.

I once dated a man that played beautifully, and he had a room especially for the piano. Unfortunately, the design and style of the space was greatly lacking. The room was boring in every sense of the word. He asked me to come up with a few new design ideas to give the room personality and flair. I created a design especially for him, and the results were stunning in more ways than one.

Design an Elevated Area with Hardwood Flooring

A beautiful grand piano should be displayed in an area with definitive style, and it should reflect the personality of the player. When looking for design ideas, consider having an elevated area designed especially for the piano. If it has gentle curves, have the elevated floor designed with bends that reflect the evocative design of the instrument. Also, consider hardwood flooring in a color that is either darker or lighter than the wood finish. It will stand out beautifully, especially if it is elevated higher than the other furnishings in the room.

Add Recessed and Indirect Lighting to Enhance the Theatrical Design

Lighting is important in a piano room, and not solely for the purpose of reading music. When trying to design a beautiful space for your piano, consider recessed lighting to illuminate the room and indirect lighting to enhance the theatrical design. It does not have to cost a small fortune.

Inexpensive indirect lighting can be made using ordinary aluminum gutters and amber or white rope lighting. The article entitled Unique Indirect Contemporary Lighting for the Living Room describes the technique in detail. Although it is an inexpensive way to design lighting for a piano room, it will not look cheap. The article includes a photo of the finished design. Take a look, and find out how you can beautifully illuminate your piano room in a dramatic new way.

Source: Personal and Professional Home Decorating and Design Experience

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