Looking to spend more time outdoors this year? It’s a lot more enjoyable when you have a space you love spending time in. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of patio ideas and tips to help you transform your outdoor living area into a space you absolutely love.
Identify Your Style
Before you get started, let us help you identify a style that’ll guide you as you revamp your patio. Knowing the style you want to achieve will give you direction when choosing outdoor furniture, décor, and more. Check out a few popular design styles below for inspiration …
Patio Furniture Ideas to Get Comfortable With
Your patio furniture sets the tone for the style and function of your outdoor living space. Let’s explore some ideas to create a furniture setup that you’ll love.
Create a Social Space With a Conversation Set
Looking to spend more time outdoors with friends and family? Conversation sets provide the outdoor seating you need for the entire family or guests and often include a coffee and end table for food and drinks.
Hang out With a Hammock or Floating Chair
We all could use more time relaxing. Whether you plan to do some reading or napping or both, hammocks and floating chairs provide a comfortable place to unwind.
Catch Some Sun With Chaise Lounges
Chaise lounges are a great option for your patio whether you have a swimming pool or not. Considering the wide variety of styles available, you won’t have any trouble finding a chaise lounge chair that’s right for your space, poolside or not.
Go for Ultimate Relaxation With a Daybed
Outdoor daybeds come in all shapes and sizes, so even if you don’t have a gigantic patio, you’ll find options that’ll work for you. If relaxation is your goal, this is a great choice.
Eat Outside With the Entire Family
Having dinner outside with your family is the perfect way to spend time together and eliminate distractions. Make sure your patio dining set can accommodate family and friends and showcases your style.
Create a Dining Area for Two
You can easily create a more intimate space for coffee or dinner al fresco. A bistro table and chairs is the ideal solution for a small outdoor area – and wait ’til you see the new designs and patterns.
Add Style With These Patio Decorating Ideas
Use these outdoor décor ideas to create a gorgeous patio space.
Transform Your Patio With an Outdoor Area Rug
Adding an outdoor area rug is one of the easiest ways to anchor the space and completely transform your patio. Go bold with a brightly colored outdoor rug or choose a timeless pattern in neutral hues.
Change Things Up With New Cushions
Give your patio a fun, affordable refresh with new outdoor furniture cushions. The ability to swap out cushions to better represent your evolving style and current trends is one of our favorite things about outdoor furniture.
Don’t Forget About Pillows
Accent your patio style with outdoor pillows. Whether you have a wood bench or a cushioned patio set, pillows can add flavor to your outdoor design.
Add a Water Feature
The simple addition of an outdoor fountain can transform your patio experience. Fountains not only add to the aesthetic of your space, but the sound of running water is also incredibly soothing.
Add Some Greenery
Adding fun, vibrant plants and colorful flowers in on-trend planters is a simple patio idea that can change the way you think about and experience your outdoor space.
Elevate the Ambiance With String Lights
Or Add Some Color With Hanging Lanterns
For special occasions and entertaining, colorful hanging lanterns like the ones above will create a fun, energetic vibe, and are sure to impress guests.
Grab a Garden Stool
Looking for a simple, on-trend patio idea? Garden stools come in a wide variety of styles and colors, allowing you to easily add your personal touch to your outdoor setup. Use them as an end table, to accentuate potted plants, and more.
Take Your Patio to the Next Level With These Tips
Furniture and décor are far from your only options to turn your patio into one of the most popular places to spend time at home. The following ideas will help take your patio to the next level.
Add a Fire Pit to Your Patio
Extend your patio use later into the night and later into the season with a fire pit. Create a cozy ambiance and bring people together with this simple patio idea. You’ll love the huge variety of fire pit styles and designs.
Or Take It a Step Further With an Outdoor Fireplace
If you’re looking to make a real statement with your fire feature, add a visually stunning outdoor fireplace to your patio. From simple steel designs that are portable to elaborate stone or brick fireplaces that become the focal point of the patio, you’ll find an option that’ll fit your space and style perfectly.
Upgrade Your Grill
Go All-In With an Outdoor Patio Kitchen
If you’re a grilling enthusiast, take things a step further with an outdoor kitchen setup. Grill islands are a simple solution that can include features such as side burners, a sink, refrigerator, storage space, bar seating, and more.
Keep It Cool With a Ceiling Fan
If you’re working with a covered patio, an outdoor-rated ceiling fan can make your space usable even on hot summer days and evenings. Plus, you can have some fun by choosing a bold design that demands attention.
Keep Drinks Close With a Stylish Cooler
While relaxing on your patio, having an outdoor beverage cooler nearby with water, iced tea, and other drinks is essential. Go old school with a traditional cooler or discover new designs that match your patio furniture.
Or Go Bigger With a Patio Bar
If you intend to do plenty of entertaining in your newly updated space, an outdoor bar will certainly enhance the experience. You’ll find every size, design, and style.
Install a Pergola to Create Some Shade
Creating shade is essential, especially if you have an uncovered patio. Pergolas not only provide shade, but also can add to the aesthetic of your patio while creating an inviting space to relax. Check out our article covering all the different backyard shade options for more ideas.
Or Keep It Simple With a Patio Umbrella
If you don’t have the space or simply aren’t interested in something like a pergola, patio umbrellas provide ample shade plus style while saving space and providing versatility.
Install an Outdoor TV
Create the ultimate outdoor living room by installing an outdoor TV. Catch up on your favorite shows, host parties to watch big sports and entertainment events, and have family movie night on your patio.
Protect Your Privacy
If your patio isn’t as private as you’d like, this idea should be high on your priority list. Opt for a permanent privacy wall or take the simpler route and use an outdoor privacy screen or room divider.
Revamp Your Landscaping
The impact of your landscaping can’t be understated. Though this isn’t the simplest idea, beautiful and lush landscape design can completely change the look and feel of your outdoor space.
Install a Hot Tub
Create the ultimate relaxation space with a hot tub. Ideal for larger patios, hot tubs provide year-round usability and make your outdoor space more enticing.
There you have it! We hope you’ll use our extensive list of ideas to create a perfect patio space where you’ll love spending your summer (and other seasons). For more inspiration, make sure to check out our latest patio furniture trends.