3 tips for adding warmth and ambience to your patio

3 tips for adding warmth and ambience to your patio

As the weather warms up and we start thinking about hosting outdoor gatherings again, it's the perfect time to transform your patio into a cosy and welcoming space. And what better way to do that than by turning your patio into a warm and welcoming relaxation space? Whether you're looking to entertain guests or simply relax with a good book, our team of experts has some great tips to help you transform your patio into the perfect outdoor retreat. So, let's dive in and take a look at how you can add a touch of warmth and ambience to your patio, creating an inviting atmosphere that you'll love spending time in!

Pick the perfect paving stones 

When it comes to creating the perfect outdoor space, you need to start from the ground up, literally. No one knows Indian sandstone paving better than us here at Bridge Street Stone, and we have a few recommendations for you. When it comes to creating a warm and inviting space, the first option that comes to mind for us is the Golden Leaf Sawn Indian Sandstone paving. These stones have an attractive, warm appearance with tones of buff, warm hues and stunning golden-purple veining, making them an ideal choice for a patio with a warm-toned theme. 

Another beautiful option is our Golden Leaf Indian Sandstone; much like Golden Leaf Sawn, these stones also have those rich sandy golden tones but without as many colour variations, so if you're looking for a simpler option with slightly less veining, this is a fantastic choice. 

Focus on garden lighting 

When it comes to creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in your garden, there are few things better than the right lighting. Garden lighting not only adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to your outdoor space, but it also serves a functional purpose for those evenings when you have friends and family over, and you want to sit outside as it starts getting darker. With the right lighting, you can create a cosy and intimate ambience that encourages conversation and relaxation. We'd recommend choosing yellow or warm lighting as opposed to white lights for a more comfortable feel. Whether you opt for fairy lights, lanterns, or pathway lighting, there are plenty of options to choose from that will help you achieve the perfect mood for your garden.

Get your hands on some garden furniture

Nothing is more inviting than garden furniture; not only does it add functionality to your outdoor space and give you somewhere to enjoy your garden from, it also creates a warm and inviting ambience that adds to the overall appeal of your garden. Regardless of whether you have ample or a more cosy space, strategically placed garden furniture can transform your outdoor area into a comfortable and stylish space perfect for hosting or even enjoying a cup of tea and a book. This, combined with the ideal lighting, some beautiful Indian sandstone paving and a couple of plants for good measure, will help tie the whole place together! 


At Bridge Street Stone, we know a thing or two about beautiful gardens, and we’re here to help you make the most of yours. We're proud to offer a fantastic selection of riven and sawn paving stones that come in a variety of stunning colours and shades, such as Kota Black, Kandla Grey, Raj Green, and, of course, Golden Leaf. So, if you want to enhance the warmth and ambience of your space, get in touch with our experts today by calling us at 01282 860571. We'll be more than happy to help