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16 Romantic Mediterranean Patio Ideas For Outdoor Entertaining

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Create a Mediterranean-inspired patio with furnishings, accessories, and colors for an intimate space to gather with family and friends beneath starry skies. These outdoor areas will provide places to lounge, entertain and dine, surrounded by lush gardens, water features, and beautiful views.

When creating your outdoor space, you will want to consider your color palette, furniture selections, including built-in furniture, and adding a fireplace for evening time ambiance and warmth. String lights and lanterns are another way to add a romantic atmosphere to your outdoor living areas. If you are looking for some shade, try adding a plant-covered trellis or pergola.

There are various ideas to bring the look of Italian romance to your own patio, porch, or rooftop terrace. We have collected some fabulous Mediterranean patio inspiration for you below to help get you started on planning your own outdoor oasis.

Tell Us: Which one of these ideas do you find most inspiring and why in the Comments below!

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1. Mediterranean Courtyard. This beautiful Spanish-style patio in Los Angeles features a pergola and a fireplace. The dining table was custom fabricated, while the chairs were sourced from the designer’s shop. On the countertop where the grill and sink are, the material is cast cement with a red dye. The decorative concrete floor tiles are 8 x 8 and were imported from Spain. (via Interior Archaeology)

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2. Cozy Garden Terrace. An outdoor fireplace is the focal point of this outdoor space, with furnishings grouped around for casual entertaining. Potted plants and gardens provide privacy to this outdoor oasis. (via Greey Pickett)

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3. Pergola Shaded Patio. In San Diego, California, this outdoor dining and kitchen area features a beautiful Spanish Revival style. Here, two tables have been put together (tables fully extended are 89″ x 39.5″ each) to enhance the outdoor dining space. They are from Teak Warehouse. (via Kim Grant Design)

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4. Courtyard With An Olive Tree. This backyard courtyard in San Diego, California features an olive tree as the focal point. A large fireplace and string lights provide evening time ambiance for dining al fresco. (via Ron Neal Lighting Design)

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5. Intimate Outdoor Dining Space. The back patio of a Phoenix, Arizona home features a 24-foot hand-hammered wrought iron trellis, anchored with a stone wall water feature. With entertaining in mind, this outdoor haven features a pizza oven and barbecue, bistro lights, and hanging flower baskets. (via Greey Pickett)

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6. Mediterranean Patio With A Pergola. This beautiful tile patio in Topanga, California features an ivy covered pergola. An idyllic spot for those who love to entertain with plenty of space for dining al fresco. (via RT Abbott Construction Inc.)

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7. Outdoor Living Room.  A home in Montecito, California features this gorgeous covered patio with a stone fireplace and vaulted ceiling. Similar black wrought iron chairs are the Amalfi Lounge Chair with Cushions from Ballard Designs. Similar white sofas can be found at Crate and Barrel. The flooring is a random cut Cherokee stone. See the rest of this beautiful home here: Mediterranean style Olive Mill Residence in California. (via J. Grant Design Studio)

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8. Provence-Inspired Patio. Bring the feeling of Provence to your outdoor patio. The gorgeous clock on the fireplace mantel is an antique clock from an old train station, while the candles are from Juxtaposition in Newport Beach, CA. The chairs are manufactured by Michael Taylor in Los Angeles. Similar chairs can be found at Frontgate, the Sorrento collection. On the coffee table (sourced from Lief in Los Angeles) the flower arrangement is a large stone bowl planted with white orchids and under-planting. A local florist could create a similar one. The chandelier is from Rose Tarlow Melrose House, a designer showroom in L.A. (via Wendi Young Design)

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9. Outdoor Patio Lighting. Adding lights to your patio sets a romantic ambiance. The lights on the pergola are on a continuous strand/circuit and are operated by a switch. Lights can be affixed to the beams with clips that are attached to the beams, shielded staples, u-shaped fencing fasteners nailed into the beam, or screw-in hooks. (via Rick O’Donnell Architect)

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10. A Cocktail Courtyard. This beautiful outdoor space in the Arizona desert is accessed via sliding doors from the dining room. The courtyard features a stone corner fireplace, antique french limestone fountain basin, and Chicago common brick in a traditional basketweave pattern. A stone staircase leads to guest suites on the second level of this residence. (via SPIRAL ARCHITECTS)

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11. Mediterranean Backyard Patio. This covered patio features a stone-clad fireplace as the focal point, providing warmth during cool weather. The ottoman was custom-designed while the rest of the furnishings were sourced from Restoration Hardware. The estate sizes were needed here due to the scale of the room. The rug came from Pottery Barn. It’s acrylic for outdoor use. (via Pierre Landscape)

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12. Cozy Covered Terrace. This sheltered space features built-in seating with comfortable cushions, wood tables, and brick flooring in a herringbone pattern. Lush plantings add a tropical feel to this outdoor paradise. (via Casa y Diseno)

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13. Intimate Backyard Patio. This beautiful Barcelona, Spain home features stacked pallets as a budget-friendly way to create outdoor seating. Plush cushions are set on top for comfort. Lanterns provide a romantic touch to this cozy outdoor space. (via Casa de Valentina)

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14. Mediterranean Ambiance With A View. Built-in seating with accent pillows for added comfort. Wood is used to create a pergola over this space. (via Chic Deco)

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15. Mediterranean-Inspired Backyard. This romantic outdoor space was designed to feel like an Italian Piazza, featuring outdoor market lights strung from the house to the tree and speakers hidden in strategic locations filling the air with music. The patio has been divided into spaces that carefully flow into each other, including a dining space for entertaining friends. (via Casa Smith Designs)

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16. Vine-Covered Walls Lend An Old World Feel. Teak furnishings provide a comfortable furnishing area outside of the kitchen. An outdoor kitchen is part of the overall space, with countertops to serve double duty as a serving table. The patio floor is reclaimed brick. (via Casa Smith Designs)

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