The oft-overlooked backyard patio is the perfect way to showcase your home’s exterior, and put your unique style signature to good use.
More than just a utilitarian backyard plot, the patio is your chance to bring your vision of paradise to life.
With warmer weather on the horizon, now is the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and curate your own private oasis.
From exotic casbahs to Tuscan terraces, there is truly no limit to the catalogue of backyard patio inspiration. Stone and lattice work, plants and flowers, repurposed materials, and even textiles have all found their way into the modern patio scheme, with no comfort spared or detail overlooked. Your patio is your outdoor living room and dining area, and can be enjoyed by friends and family alike with the same standards you would apply indoors.
As with any up to date and well-tended outdoor space, the backyard patio promises years of luxury and repose. We all deserve a sanctuary to retreat to and likewise share with those we are closest to; your modern patio is no exception. By following your design intuition and investing a little time and effort in crafting an expert backyard patio, your home will be elevated to a whole new level of class and leisure.
Outdoor Patio Ideas
With the appeal of townhomes, many men are finding themselves with small backyards and no idea what to do with them. An idea like the one pictured here is perfect for a restrictive space that requires some privacy and versatility. Just because your backyard lacks in size doesn’t mean you have to settle for a barren yard. These planters look like they were meant to dress up a patio space. Use similar ideas to bring some life to your small patio.
Large patios are great for serving several purposes at the same time, like the one pictured here does so well. On the same patio, there’s a grilling station, a dining table and chairs, and a lounging area with a fire pit. This is a terrific outdoor living space idea. Guests can move from space to space without having to traverse paths, stairs, or other obstacles that restrict the patio’s flow.
If you’re like to make the most use of your backyard, you might consider a patio space like the one here. While the pool is the main attraction, the detours along the way will find you in a comfortable sitting area with a fire pit, a small garden space, or engaging in great conversation under one of the several pergolas. You may not be able to pull off all of these spaces in your yard but it’s possible to take a few cues from this design. Putting a few patio areas in your backyard allows you to create several smaller outdoor living spaces, giving friends and family plenty of options while hanging out.
Some men don’t have the acreage to put together an elaborate backyard paradise. If you’ve only got a small space to work with, maximize its potential with comfortable seating and a fire pit like the one here. This gas fire pit is a great option if you don’t want to deal with firewood, or if your local authority doesn’t allow it. Gas fire pits burn cleaner, so you don’t have to contend with thick smoke and smelly clothes. They’re also easier to operate as they only require a fuel source and a match to kick back and watch the flames dance.
There are many great ways to distinguish patio areas from each other, but this small backyard patio might be picture-perfect. This backyard is separated into several small patios by stone raised beds and the change in patio paver materials. The large pavers in the fire pit area make the area nice and flat so long pieces of furniture don’t rock, and walking with a glass of wine doesn’t become a tv game show challenge. The cobblestone-fountain area looks amazing as well, surrounded by raised beds and timeless stonework.
Covered Patio Ideas