30 Patio Design Ideas
From custom-built fireplaces to grand gathering spaces, find patio design idea inspiration.
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A Contained, Private Patio
This cozy outdoor seating area is illuminated by LED string lights in a modern patio. A high privacy fence creates a sense of seclusion (a great option when your patio can be seen by passerby) under the shade of trees original to the space.
A Grand Entrance
An Adaptable Patio
You can't easily change the layout of your patio, but you can choose decor that adapts to your surroundings. Modular sectional sofas can be pulled apart and moved around to make your patio design work as your needs change, whether you are hosting a party of an intimate dinner for two.
Outdoor Dining + Art
You love art indoors, so why not try it outside? This appealing outdoor scene features flagstones edged in grass, casual wicker-and-wood chairs around the cafe table and a large painting focal point.
Layers of Outdoor Space
This contemporary outdoor space is packed with grand designs in a compact space, from the tiered seating area with outdoor rug to the fire pit and custom bench on the lower patio level.
Row House With A Modern Edge
This updated row house features a modern patio with a modern vertical fence that doesn't block the view but still gives a sense of private space.
Exterior of Bunglalow-Style Home
This Jefferson Park bungalow in South Los Angeles features an indoor-outdoor vibe and large patio tiles with grass in between to connect the patio to the yard beyond.
Framing Your Patio
The open roof of a pergola on this patio lets cool breezes blow through in the summertime, while an outdoor fireplace offers warmth in the winter. Chairs and a sofa provide cozy, comfortable seating.
Contemporary Rooftop Patio
This rooftop patio is an ideal spot for dining alfresco. Potted plants bring life to the urban space, and the city skyline provides a beautiful backdrop.
A fire pit and vintage signage on this backyard patio give it warmth and character.
Shady Summer Patio
Turn your too-sunny patio into a shady oasis with a cantilever umbrella, durable outdoor rug, colorful furniture, pillows and throw and a summer-stocked bar cart.
Vertical Garden on Patio
A beautiful vertical garden is the lush backdrop for this urban patio's sitting area. Designers used smaller-scale furniture so as not to overwhelm the space's small footprint.
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A long banquette lines one edge of the patio, ensuring there's always room for one more at outdoor dinner parties.
Plants and Pillows Add Softness
Outdoor pillows in modest prints and a potted orange tree make this patio seating area picture perfect.
Everything you need to enjoy life outdoors is evident in this patio design. A grill and dining table help create a relaxing space perfect for enjoying the outdoors.
This dining area with bright red umbrellas on a patio placed at the end of a walkway offers a lovely focal point.
A Patio With Fire Pit
Trees, shrubs and outdoor pillows bring color to this stylish patio. Think about how plants and flowers can enhance your design scheme. A forsythia tree boasts bright yellow flowers; a shrub with purple leaves bursts with jewel tones; and orange pillows add more warm color.
Backyard With Stock Tank Pool
A small outdoor patio manages to work in a water feature with this clever use of a stock tank pool.
Vineyard Views From a Flagstone Patio
Sometimes the best feature of a patio can be the view. This gorgeous flagstone patio overlooks California's Santa Ynez vineyard.
This stunning outdoor patio features a custom stone fireplace and rustic pergolas with lush landscaping.
Riverfront Patio With Pavers
From cactus plants to iron elements, a rustic colored awning to stucco, this patio takes an eye-catching approach to comfort and southwestern design. It's a small space, but the lush landscaping and elevated structure give it real design presence. Photo courtesy of Landscaping Network
A Courtyard With Character
Clean lines and a variety of different textures enliven this outdoor patioscape. Extra privacy is created with a buffer of lush plants, shrubs and trees. Photo courtesy of Landscaping Network
A Pleasing Patio
Pergolas add instant charm and architectural interest to any patio, defining your outdoor space in a satisfying way. This shaded sitting area uses comfy cushioned chairs and shrubbery to enhance an already pleasant outdoor experience.