In this article, we will show you 15 ways to make your backyard look like out of a magazine uplifting your patio to a level you never expected to see it
If you’re lucky to have your own patio area, you’re probably thinking about how to elevate and make it as stylish as possible looking like just came out of a magazine. That might require some attention to decor and some care with the landscape but the results will pay off.
Doesn’t matter if you are in the countryside or in the middle of the city if you have a huge space or a tiny one…Is all about the approach!
1)All White Surfaces
Starting with the classics, we can do an all-white-are keeping it cool when the sun hits it hard. It can be complemented by some flowers to bring up some color in the little of all the whiteness.
2) Keep it Neutral
If you don’t like the white idea but still are not convinced by the colors maybe keeping it neutral is the right idea for you. Going from the most earthy tones to the greyish make your own statement.
Or if you feel a bit more adventurous try to mix with some touch of color
3) When Modern Meets Natural
In this case, we recommend the merge of the modern and contemporary design supported by the natural. Here, we can see Andy Beers’ home involved in the beautiful Pacific North Western forest landscape. The steel and the glass frame the house and make it feel like it is floating and part of the environment. A natural extension of the ambient with a minimalist railing and bold striped table.
4) Create an Urban Oasis Patio
Even if you are in the middle of the city, you still deserve the patio of your dreams. This example we present you is restaurant-worthy on the Brooklyn brownstone designed by Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo. Here you can feel some industrial vibes characteristic of most Brooklyn neighborhoods but you can create and do your own oasis with a gourmet area, for instance.
5) Make it Lush
Still, in the same vibe as the previous tip to elevate your patio, we incentivize you to optimize your space. Doesn’t matter if you are in a city or if the patio is small. You can use the vertical space to introduce some greenery, for example, and make the place seems special and well-taken care of.
6) A Lookout Point
Passing from the times you have a small place to the places where what you have is a huge place to decorate. In this case, is all about the view! If your patio overlooks beautiful scenery, line up some lounge chairs and call it a day on the patio.
7) Tile Landing Pad
If you want to limit some areas and make the seating area feel like its own nook on a larger patio, lay down some tiles that will make the region stand out. Besides that, following this same trend, never say no to bougainvillea and firepits.
8) Outdoor Shower
Talking about the limitation of areas in a big environment, imagine yourself on a hot day taking your quick shower before and after getting into the pool. Hmm… seems good right? We think so! In this idea, we can have a raised jacuzzi to a sleek, tubular chrome outdoor shower to rinse off after soaking for example, and uplifting the space even more.
9) Prepared for a good party
Following up on the same page, it is good too, besides the me-time has a place where you can host your parties if you desire. Prep the patio for an outdoor dinner party with a sound system, for example, add some lighting and some extra seating to create a welcoming environment.
Pro Tip: Choose speakers of the same color as the exterior walls to create a well-blended ambient almost seamless.
10) Add Some Artsy and Personal Touch
This patio is both approachable and design-forward, laid-back, and put together. This option is affordable and cool printing some visual identity and allowing you to add your own personality to the small details of the decor.
11) Small details that make the difference
This is only an example of what can be made with love and creativity in your backyard. It was part of a Southern California-based LH Designs project that spruced these up with succulents. This is the proof of with little resources and how the small details make a difference.
12) Create an Outdoor Bar
Build a bar if you aim for a more stylish entertaining outdoor space that complements the previous ideas.
Choose an eye-catching tile design and hang string lights for a more romantic, summery vibe like at this home designed by Studio Lifestyle. If you have the means, level it up and bring your A-game with a full-on outdoor kitchen.
13) Game Day Ready
What’s better for a party area than a game area… An outdoor grade pool table on the patio is a synonym for a party. Just opposite the custom Linda Hayslett pool table, displayed in the photo below, is a cooking area and a banquette for dining and drinks al fresco which is, precisely, the merge of multiple ideas we give you here in practice which shows there is no reason to don’t mix and match to create multiple spaces in the backyard that complement each other.
14) Many Use Cases
The furniture designer John Houshmand’s Mexican property is all about enjoying time outside but, always in style. This option presented includes tons of seating options for larger parties but is also a perfect idea for a quiet catnap.
The brick retaining wall matches with the warm golden cushions, wood tables, terracotta foundation, and bamboo overhang to create a visual identity while the stone columns, for instance, introduce a cooler tone to contrast and balance with the rest.
15) Bistro Nook
Last but not least, is the bistro nook. If your patio is small and you just want to set up a cozy place to enjoy your coffee and read your newspaper in the morning or your nightcap, for example, this might be a good idea for you.
On this patio by Arent & Pyke, is displaced the round pedestal table, built-in bench, and stools are creating this extra space.
Is not because you have more space that you can’t go with this idea: It can be adapted…
If you have a more open space, for example, just next to the pool use it! This is an example of how it can be placed and designed by HOMMÉS Studio.