I love simple yet bold patio design ideas that make outdoor spaces seem like an extension of the main home. My husband and have been looking at all kinds of covered patio design to try to decide what we want to add on to our back porch. We both like the idea of natural stone used throughout in order to give it a very earthy look. Most stone patio ideas feature materials that are more beige in color, but I really like how modern these grey pieces look against the deep ebony stain on the wood ceilings. It is definitely a look that I want to emulate in our new space, but perhaps with a bit more metallic accents. I like the idea of balancing these very earthy covered patio designs with some edgy chrome accents.
When my wife asked me to gather some patio design ideas that I like to redo our backyard area, I went straight to the top and looked at gorgeous English estates for inspiration. Obviously our property (and home) are not as large and grand as this particular residence, but I really enjoy the patio decorating ideas that they used. They are simple and classic, without a lot of muss or fuss. I really want something that is easy to maintain (since I will be the one to take care of the space), but that is pretty enough that my wife likes it. The bright pops of color in flowers filling the lovely urns were a mainstay of nearly all outdoor patio design ideas that I found, and certainly something that we will replicate.
Some people get overwhelmed by home decorating, but I personally have so much fun browsing through things like patio design ideas on the hunt to find the perfect inspiration for my DIY projects. I came across these pool patio ideas in an online magazine and absolutely fell in love with the rustic elegance of the space. It certainly has that high end "resort" feel but the man made structures blend in so well with the marsh beyond that it seems as though the pool and deck have always been there. I particularly love the paver patio ideas used throughout this space because the rust red color blends in effortlessly with the tile roof of the pool house and main residence while contrasting nicely against the bright green shrubs and trees used to landscape the entire space.
I cant get enough of resort-style patio design ideas like these that make your backyard feel like you are on vacation at a five star hotel every time you walk out into the backyard. I really want my outdoor patio designs to have this same high end feel with both luxurious as well as functional elements. On the top of my wish list is a large sectional like they used in this photo to provide ample seating around the pool. I love how they incorporated pops of blue and grey alongside their cozy cottage style covered patio ideas to give it a more contemporary vibe. I also really like the use of stone pavers throughout the entire landscape on the floor, fire pit feature and retaining wall.
I can't get enough of cape code style patio design ideas like this that have so much warmth and charm. Backyard patio designs like this make you want to spend all of your time outdoors entertaining with friends and family. I love how this particular home owner, extended the same traditional style of the interior into the exterior areas of their property, to make the transition from inside out so seamless. I think that it is so important to keep designs cohesive so that it feels like an extension of your home. Brick patio ideas like this herringbone design are a really easy way to accomplish this because you can take aspects of your indoor fireplace or kitchen backsplash and replicate it in your pavers.
We just purchased our first home (which we adore) but, with it being summer, my wife and I really wanted to upgrade our outdoor areas with some cool patio design ideas to make it more suitable for backyard entertaining. Currently we have a very small concrete pad in the back barely large enough for a lounge chair. Our backyard is not huge, but I definitely think that it could accommodate small patio ideas like the ones that this homeowner used to create a lovely dining area outside the kitchen. I really like how the concrete patio extends around the entire exterior, giving the illusion of more space than their is. The decorative stamped design that they used is one of my favorite patio ideas on a budget because it gives the illusion of costly flagstone pavers but at a fraction of the price of the real thing.