Cozy, Intimate Courtyards

Adding an intimate courtyard to your home gives you a place to entertain guests or just relax. Check out these photos of courtyards and get inspiration to add one to your home.

Populate Patio with Plants, Flowers

Dinner for Two

RMS user dpleader wanted an outdoor space good for dining or just relaxing. This courtyard is surrounded by lush plants, making it an intimate area to have a dinner for two.

Small Patio with Pond

Relax in Privacy

The size and elements of this courtyard give it a sense of privacy. The seating options allow for complete relaxation.

Lit Courtyard

Enchanted Ambiance

The lighting, water fountain and design create an enchanted ambiance in this cozy courtyard submitted by RMS user designranchhappy.

Courtyard Garden

Enjoying the Weather

The interior courtyard in this vacation home has a lush garden that provides shade from the sun. RMS user allende wanted a room outdoors to enjoy the mild weather.

Gravel Patio Decor

A Little Getaway

RMS user ournewhome needed a place to get some much-needed alone time. The chair and ottoman placed between privacy walls make the space a great place to sip a drink and read a magazine.

Patio with Gate and Fence

From Trash to Treasure

Finding a quiet, peaceful outdoor space in the city is challenging. RMS user KaparArnault transformed this former trash area into a pleasant courtyard.

Lush Backyard Dining Area

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Designer Patricia Wagner created a space perfect for entertaining guests. The lush plants provide a nice visual while shading guests from the sun.

Well-Planned Courtyard Seating

A Pleasant Welcome

Adding a courtyard to the front of your home is a great way to greet guests. RMS user caligirl added a statue to the space for an extra touch.

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