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!