Outdoor Wall Decor for Your Upscale Patio

Wall décor isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when designing an outdoor space. Your patio or back deck may hardly have any walls at all.

But after you’ve created inviting places to sit and dine, after you’ve provided the comforts of shade and cushions, you can turn your attention to the vertical spaces.

Decorative elements on the wall elevate a space from functional to atmospheric and demonstrate an extra level of care and design. Here are a few tips for incorporating wall décor on your upscale patio.

 

Add Color and Texture

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In some cases, the wall itself may be the décor. This outdoor room in Bali has a bamboo screen as well as roll-down shades that provide texture and visual interest. We styled this space with a grouping of large vases in the corner and the Hull of Fame Panel standing on the floor—part painting, part sculpture.

 

Consider Your Materials

For an outdoor space, you need to use materials that can weather whatever elements they’re exposed to: sun, wind, and water.

Source: Paradise Mosaic

A ceramic mosaic like this one is ideally suited to living out of doors. You won’t worry about it getting wet or faded in the sun.

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Similarly, the marine-grade teak that makes up our wall panels is highly durable and water-resistant. The brightly colored paint is protected by organic sealant.

 

Plant a Garden

If you have a green thumb, you can add a living wall by arranging hardy plants in a frame for hanging.

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Wall gardens tick all the boxes: they offer lots of opportunity to incorporate color and texture, the plants are made to be outside, and you can create something artful and attractive to enhance your space.

 

Go Bold with Shape and Dimension

Don’t be afraid to take some risks with patio wall décor that’s surprising or impactful in some way.

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Here our Off the Hook Panel is the center of attention in an elegant living room. But it would be equally dramatic on the wall of a roof deck.

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These wood panels have an unusual retro vibe created by their curved geometric silhouette.

 

We hope you look at your patio walls as a place to experiment and get creative with décor that is made for the outdoors.

Megan Risdon

CEO EcoChic

Megan Risdon is the CEO of EcoChic Lifestyles. She was inspired to found the company when she discovered the possibilities for crafting art furniture from colorful fishing boat wood.