18 Inspirational Patio Ideas (Photo Gallery)

Updated on July 21, 2022

The outside of your house doesn’t have to just be an area that has to be kept up to look good. You want to make it into a space that you can use. Whether you are thinking about designing a patio or upgrading an existing one, you are faced with a ton of options. What will blend with the house? Should it be traditional or contemporary? There are so many ways to go.

Below, we have gathered 18 design ideas to help make your decisions easier. They range in style and budget and show off many possibilities. Some have shady overhangs and some blend right into a pool space. Some are large and some are smaller, so you will be able to get a good idea of what could work for you.

Inspirational Patio Design Ideas

1. Colosseum Design

Like a scene from ancient Europe, this patio uses great black and white furniture to go with the colosseum design.

2. Brick Fireplace

With a great wooden design overhead, this patio is completed by the brick fireplace that will keep you warm all the time. Enjoy your meal in this comfortable space.

3. Stacked Stone Style

The cobblestone design for this patio blends well with teh stacked stone design for the counter. Grill out and have your meals here.

4. Courtyard Fountain

Come sit in this courtyard space and enjoy the flowing fountain. This large patio area blends perfectly with the design of this house.

5. Dine and Relax

This simple area has everything you need to unwind. After you eat your meal, relax on the couch area around the fire pit.

6. Around the Pool

This patio blends right into the pool area. This entire space gives you plenty of space for you to invite family and friends over.

7. In the Shade

What a beautiful space to enjoy the shade on a sunny day. With bright and lively outdoor furniture, this patio shines for you.

8. Built into the Yard

This patio space melds right into the landscaping to give you a natural space to spend your time.

9. Private Garden

With great plant life surrounding this patio, it will be like having your own personal nature cove to come to every day.

10. Cooking Time

Complete with a refrigerator so you don’t have to keep running inside, you can cook for and entertain guests out here all day long.

11. Stone Luxury

This patio does what it is supposed to do. It perfectly matches the house. With great stone designs all around and plenty of space to relax, this area is a dream.

12. Archways to Elegance

You could almost think you are in a private Italian restaurant when you are on this patio. This is as elegant as it gets.

13. Center Fire Pit

You can grill your meals and eat under the overhang then come out and enjoy a drink by the fire.

14. Quiet Space

Simple and practical, this patio extends from the deck into the well manicured lawn. This is a quiet and relaxing space.

15. Meal Time

This patio will see you either relaxing on the extended couch or enjoying a meal with family and friends. The whole backyard here has a fantastic design.

16. Around the Fire

This fire pit is front and center, with plenty of space for you and some guests to sit back and take in the warmth.

17. Grill and Relax

From the grilling area to the fire pit, this patio blends a black and white color scheme together with great stone designs.

18. Contemporary Fun

This space is surrounded by bamboo and features great contemporary furniture. This fire pit doubles as a great table.
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