16 Alluring Patio Designs

Try one of these creative ideas for your outdoor living space.
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July 29, 2015

Photo By: Statile & Todd Inc., design by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.

Photo By: Falling Waters Landscape Inc., www.fallingwaterslandscape.com

Photo By: Exterior Worlds, www.exteriorworlds.com

Photo By: www.coolgardens.co.uk

Photo By: ConcreteNetwork.com & Tom Ralston Concrete (Santa Cruz, CA)

Photo By: Falling Waters Landscape Inc., www.fallingwaterslandscape.com

Photo By: www.HauckArchitecture.com & Martin Mann, www.martinmann.com

Photo By: www.coolgardens.co.uk

Photo By: markdesignfirm.com

Photo By: YardApes, Inc., a member of The National Association of Landscape Professionals

Photo By: ConcreteNetwork.com & Colormaker Floors Ltd. (Denver, CO)

Photo By: Accents Lighting, Inc. Joliet, IL.

Photo By: MOSAIC Group and King Landscaping, www.erickinglandscaping.com

Photo By: Exterior Worlds, www.exteriorworlds.com

Photo By: Falling Waters Landscape Inc., www.fallingwaterslandscape.com ©16 Alluring Outdoor Patios

Photo By: www.coolgardens.co.uk

An Oasis in Brooklyn

This idyllic backyard hideaway in Brooklyn by Statile and Todd Inc. combines nature and contemporary design in a patio that utilizes rectilinear stone (Mica Schist pavers) and an infill of barn red dust with a stabilizing agent.

Mood Lighting

A combination of uplighting and downlighting to highlight architectural and planting features along with a glowing fire pit creates a cozy, intimate effect in this patio design from Falling Waters Landscape featuring acid washed concrete pavers.

The Artful Arbor

An intricately patterned arbor crafted from aluminum casts lovely patterns of light and shadow across this backyard patio designed by Exterior Worlds Landscaping, including shrubs for privacy, drought-tolerant plants and a bed of limestone chips for flooring. 

The Organic Gallery

This delightful patio in England designed by Cool Gardens Landscaping Ltd. is the perfect spot for afternoon tea and features a towering garden hedge that serves as an organic art gallery wall complete with an outdoor TV screen and audio system.

Al Fresco Experience

In this Mediterranean influenced patio with a decorative flooring pattern from The Concrete Network, you have the ideal set-up for entertaining with an oven, a grill and open air lounging and seating options.

Bliss Haven

Beds of drought-tolerant shrubs and ornamental grasses, sand-finished concrete pavers, statuary, a raised deck for lounging and other features bring a zen garden feel to this pool/patio design.

Earth Tones and Red Highlights

The kitchen and living room of this house flow naturally into this modern patio design by Hauck Architecture that adds visual flair with a pergola, fire pit and touches of red against the earth tone color palette.

The Life of the Party

A wraparound white sofa encloses a tropical-themed patio with a bespoke fire pit at the center in this lush but intimate design that transports you to a Mediterranean setting that is ideal for entertaining.

The Inside Outside Approach

A delightfully different variation on the outdoor living room, this colorful garden nook designed by Markdesigns, LLC brings together nature and the comforts of home in one compact but stylish package.

In the Round

A circular patio design that is large enough to hold a fire pit and seating for up to six people still retains a sense of intimacy in this design from YardApes, Inc. that takes advantage of the sweeping backyard views.

Surface Beauty

The natural tones of stonework mesh perfectly with the subtle color palette of the concrete pavers in this wide open patio that offers unlimited possibilities for entertaining as well as decorating.

A Private Chicago Nightspot

Brick pavers, planters, border vegetation and atmospheric lighting transform a petite patio in Chicago into a cozy private getaway in this design by Accents Lighting.

Fireplace Focus

A traditional backyard patio space gets a contemporary reinterpretation in this design by King Landscaping that features bluestone flooring and a Fieldstone fireplace with a cast stone mantel.

Sculpture Garden

A background of bamboo, metal sculptures, gleaming circular pads and granite ground cover create an artistic approach to outdoor patio designs.

Open Access

In this stylish backyard configuration with sand finished concrete pavers, the patio offers various entry points into the home while creating the ultimate outdoor entertainment space for dining, relaxing and other activities. 

Blending Into Nature

An apple tree, a lush green lawn and some contemporary seating painted in a vibrant red shade are all you need to create an impromptu and playful outdoor patio design.

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