In creating a beautiful home, you’re obviously going to spend a lot of time thinking about the design of your indoor living spaces. However, what’s inside of your home is only half of the battle. You also need to think about what you’re doing with your outdoor living spaces, and how your backyard and patio can become places that you can enjoy year round.
Just as you encounter with indoor living spaces, there are a lot of aspects of design that one needs to consider with backyards and patios. From landscaping, to patio materials, to fire pits, and even to swimming pools, there are a lot of ways in which to make a backyard and patio something that you’re proud of and can enjoy immensely.
In the following 20 examples, we’re going to take a look at 20 absolutely gorgeous backyard patios. By examining the design choices that were made with each, we’ll also be identifying a number of tremendous ideas that you can use to beautify your home’s own backyard patio! If you feel like your patio needs some improvement, and you know that your outdoor living spaces could offer so much more for your home, then you’ve absolutely got to check these out!
1. The Outdoor Living Room
A fire pit is always a fun thing to include as part of your patio, but having an actual outdoor fireplace is something different. This almost feels like an outdoor living room.
2. A Beautiful Urban Pergola
For some, outdoor living space is at a premium. That’s why a patio / pergola design like this can do so much!
3. Grilling and Chilling
Situated at the far edge of the backyard, this patio design, which includes a fireplace and outdoor kitchen, creates an excellent place for grilling and chilling.
4. Creating a Natural Look
An overly designed patio can sometimes feel unnatural. That’s why including climbing plants in the build can be such a wise decision. Look how well blended this patio is!
5. Outdoor Kitchen Placement
If you’re considering including an outdoor kitchen as part of your patio’s design, consider placing it close to the home. This is the most practical way to do things.
6. Sinking Down
To really add a sense of comfort and also personality to your patio, consider including a sunken sitting area (and fire pit) like you see here.
7. Including Water Features
The way that this patio includes water features around the periphery is simply inventive. Even if you don’t do something like this, a water feature can help to increase the “relaxation quotient” of your home’s patio.
8. Setting the Patio Away
If you have a backyard that’s quite large, you may wish to place your patio far away from the home. Doing so allows for late-night relaxation and stargazing.
9. Perfect for Game Day
Can you imagine being able to sit outdoors while you’re watching the big game on a Sunday? If so, then you definitely might want to adopt a design like this!
10. Truly Living in the Outdoors
When it comes to outdoor living spaces, the sky is the limit! This example is so elaborate and detailed that you could almost consider including the patio in the home’s square footage!
11. Please, Fence Me In
Fences are great for privacy, but they can also be something on an eyesore. However, if you do something like this, you’ll feel much differently about the look of your patio fence!
12. Let There Be Light
When the sun goes down, the lighting on your patio is obviously important. Consider doing something unique and innovative like this!
13. Patio and Pool Placement
Enjoying a backyard pool isn’t just about swimming; it’s also about chilling out next to the pool. Consider that when choosing a location or your backyard patio.
14. Outdoor Drapes
If you’re including a pergola as part of your outdoor patio, perhaps you might wish to incorporate drapes in order to offer a degree of privacy.
15. Brick Patio Patterns
Especially for a contemporary home, using unique patterns of brick or paving stones to create your patio can be a really wise design decision.
16. Let There Be Daybeds
Sure, having some comfortable seats on your patio is great; but when you’ve got daybeds, that’s something else entirely different!
17. Designing with Color
In more complete backyard patio, you’ll have to pay as much attention to combining colors as you would in your living room.
18. Setting the Edge
To really have a patio that feels lovely and natural, you’ll need to consider how the edge of your patio blends into your backyard’s landscaping.
19. Opening Up
In warmer climates, you may wish to find a way to allow the doors from inside your home to open up in such a way that your patio becomes an extension of an indoor living space.
20. Cook and Eat
You’ve simply got to love the way in which this small backyard patio perfectly combines the grilling station with the eating station… Yum!