27 Insanely Chic Patio Ideas To Maximize Your Backyard Paradise


Maximize your backyard by transforming this space into an outdoor patio oasis for entertaining your family and friends with some amazing ideas that we have put together. Whether you’re on a budget and can only add small touches or have the means to transform your backyard into an oasis, there are so many incredible patio ideas to leave you feeling inspired.

You may be looking to create a cozy space for two or to devise an area to host a large gathering. Whatever your needs may be, our collection of stunning patio ideas will help you create an outdoor paradise and make the most of summer entertaining. From simple DIY projects to full-scale renovations, your outdoor space can be turned into a backyard oasis that is both stylish and inviting.

Transform your outdoor space into a modern oasis with stylish seating arrangements, fireplaces, planters, sunshades, hammocks, and more. Whether you’re looking to create a cozy nook or a chic hangout, continue below to find the perfect idea to make your backyard patio look incredible.

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1. Outdoor Kitchen. This cozy farmhouse style patio of a home in Sonoma, California was designed for family and friends. Nestled within mature oak trees, this outdoor space offers a haven of relaxation. (via Bevan & Associates)


2. Trellis & Firepit Area. The steel slats of the trellis are durable, consistent, and are able to keep perfectly sharp lines without warping. This was custom made, but very easy, simply using stock tube steel and a good welder/ metal worker. The Art Asia Fire Pit can be purchased online (you will need a fire ring, fire glass, and gas line installation). The flooring is cast-in place concrete stepping stones that were custom made. (via Kurt Krueger Architects)


3. Mid-Century Vibe Fire Pit Patio. The new perimeter of this backyard oasis lends some privacy from the surrounding neighbors. You can find the fire bowl at Ernsdorf Design. The fire bowl spheres are made out of the same refractory material as faux logs for gas fireplaces, so they stay in the bowl for a fire. The brand of the spheres is Rasmussen and can be found at Woodland Direct. The patio is colored concrete with sawed joints and a Broom finish. The spacing for the joints is 5′. The color is Medium Yellow on the Increte Systems Color-Crete 7 for 28 color chart. (via Ginkgo Leaf Studio)


4. Focal Point Fire Pit. In this inviting backyard, the patio and fire pit align with the kitchen and dining area of the home and flows outward from the reimagined existing deck. (via LandCrafters Landscaping)



5. Hillside Backyard Patio. A Seattle, Washington backyard features this completely transformed patio that melds into the landscape. Maximizing its hillside location, this outdoor oasis features furniture groupings with a alfresco dining area that meanders down to a cozy lounge area with a fire pit. (via Alderwood Landscape Architecture)



6. Pergola Shaded Patio. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, this outdoor patio is the ultimate backyard oasis. The greenery between the stepping stones is artificial turf. The light globes hanging from the pergola provides a wonderful ambiance during the evening time. The side curtains can be pulled across to create a more intimate space while sheltering from the elements. (via Imprints Landscape Architecture)


7. Beautiful Flagstone Patio. Large boulders and plants define this backyard paradise that features a fire pit encircled by Adirondack chairs, tiki torches, a heater and an inviting seating area. (via Alderwood Landscape Architecture)



8. Private Patio Oasis. The owners of this outdoor living space in Virginia were faced with the challenge of a sloped backyard. Retaining walls were added to their backyard to remedy the slope, in addition to a creating a brand new deck, patio and irrigation system for the surrounding lush gardens. Retaining Wall Materials: Mini-Creta Architectural blocks and caps in Champlain Grey, Techo-Bloc. Patio Pavers: Antika in chestnut brown, shale grey and sandalwood; fire pit blocks: Valencia in Champlain Grey, sourced from Techo-Bloc. (via Outdoor Dreams)


9. Pergola Structure. This outdoor area features plenty of entertaining options with a dining area and seating nook around a fire pit. The pergola structure provides shelter to the dining and grill area. (via Alderwood Landscape Architecture)


10. Small Outdoor Patio. This relaxing oasis allows you to spend more time in your garden during the summer months. Set up a hammock for reading a book or taking an afternoon siesta. A pair of chairs are set under the shade of growing vines on a pergola for enjoying conversation or a romantic dinner for two. Budget Friendly: On the floors you will find DIY stencil painting to appear like an area rug. See the rest of this home here: Take a tour of this inviting Los Feliz guest house. (via Alexandra Angle Interior Design)



11. Relaxing Backyard Retreat. This outdoor living area features a pavilion-covered patio with a gas fireplace, outdoor TV and audio, pavers and a new landscape design that provides a relaxing and natural atmosphere. (via Outdoor Dreams)


12. Modern Patio. In the backyard of a home in Ohio, this patio is sheltered by a flat roof pavilion that features an outdoor TV above a fireplace. A comfortable seating arrangement provides the ultimate spot for TV viewing. The plants along the wall are bamboo, providing natural greenery and a feeling of intimacy. (via AoDK Inc.)


13. Backyard Movie Screen. Outdoor wicker furnishings are set around a custom built fire pit table. The movie is projected from behind the fire pit directly onto the garage wall which is fairly smooth and untextured to ensure better quality. It would be even better quality if you use a drop down screen to project on to. (via LAND BY DESIGN)




14. Freestanding Covered Patio. An outdoor kitchen and wood-burning fireplace provides the perfect backyard retreat. Encompassing 500 square feet, this idyllic entertaining space has travertine flooring in a Versailles pattern over a concrete patio. The L-shaped kitchen has plenty of space for both prep and casual dining. The fascia is stone and the countertops are granite. The fireplace repeats the stone from the kitchen and has a ledge stone hearth and cedar mantle. The covered structure is composed of cedar columns and beams with a ceiling of stained tongue and groove. (via TCP Custom Outdoor Living)


15. Stone Floor Design. Create a unique floor pattern to define your outdoor patio. The traditional style fire feature is Techo-Bloc’s Valencia Fire Pit. A ledge wall offers additional seating area around the fire pit for entertaining. (via Johns Building Supply)


16. Mediterranean Style Patio. This glamorous outdoor space features alfresco dining with an outdoor kitchen and fireplace. A vine-wrapped pergola provides shade to this backyard oasis that is perched in the canyons above Malibu, California. The flooring is decorative concrete tiles that are 8 x 8 and were imported from Spain. The countertop for the grill and sink is cast cement with a red dye. (via Interior Archaeology)


17. Enclosed Modern Patio. A backyard in San Francisco features custom-colored concrete walls, pavers, riverstone and a built-in bench encircling a fire table. The Topanga Rectangular fire table is by Restoration Hardware. Be sure to buy a cover to protect the fire table from the elements. All of the outdoor lighting is by Bega. (via JMJ Studios)


18. Sunken Fire Pit. This intimate patio area features a lush garden surrounding a sunken fire pit. The pavers for the floor, bench seating and fire pit are from Belgard. (via Christensen Concrete Products)


19. Freestanding Outdoor Fireplace. A fireplace with a pergola creates a cozy seating area for this fabulous patio in Carmel, California. A variety of thyme called ‘Elfin’ is planted between the pavers. Wooly thyme (Thymus pseudolanuginosus) has also been planted in this garden. (via Joni L. Janecki & Associates)


20. Pergola Covered Patio. This backyard patio oasis is sheltered by a pergola with curtains for additional shading. Soft furnishings provide comfortable seating for entertaining while string lights provide a romantic atmosphere. (via Baker Patios)


21. Backyard Outdoor Living. The owners of this backyard paradise in Sammamish, Washington wanted a place to entertain family and friends. A deck off the back door features a kitchen and bar area, along with a seating and dining area. Step down to a spacious fire pit patio that includes a seat wall encircling the fire feature (which doubles as a retaining wall) with plenty of room for chairs. (via Urban Oasis Design & Construction)


22. Casual Conversation Areas. Guests can find several conversation opportunities within this backyard. Enjoy a relaxing, intimate conversation on the outdoor sofa, or get warmed up around the poured concrete fire pit as the children play in the pool. (via Land Expressions)


23. Pergola/Seating Area. This cozy patio of a home in Santa Cruz, California features a pergola to define the space. The stone used on the floor is called Cameron Stone. They are 2″x24″x 24″ set on a sand and Base rock base. The cabinet provides protection for the TV, while a plastic cover also helps to protect the unit. The equipment was purchased and installed by Water Street Stereo in Santa Cruz, CA. The material used to create the retractable shade is ‘Sunbrella’ and was created and installed by Sun Coast Awning in Santa Cruz, CA. Dimensions: 18′ x 20′. (via West Bay Landscape Co.)


24. Ivy/Climbing Greenscape. This intimate backyard patio is surrounded by greenery. A cozy seating arrangement is set in front of a fireplace. The stone used for the fireplace is Western Maryland stone. The flooring is bluestone. (via Scott Brinitzer Design Associates)


25. Light It Up. An outdoor patio in Virginia features a pergola illuminated by string lights. Outdoor wicker furnishings provide a comfortable seating area around a stone-clad fireplace, the focal point of this backyard escape. Lush landscaping serves as a backdrop to this patio space. (via Outdoor Dreams)


26. Patio Cover. This outdoor living area features a redwood patio cover with outdoor curtains, string lighting and concrete flooring with decorative rock channels. The 9′ curtains are from Pottery Barn. An 1/8″ steel cable is connected to each post and the curtains are hung on the cable. The pavers are poured in place concrete and the color is Davis’ “Mesa Buff”. The heaters are 240 watts that where run on the backside and top of the beams. The lights are 120 watt Tivoli lights from Target. About 20′ per strand. The furnishings are the Antibes collection from Restoration Hardware. The vine on the top of the patio cover is the fast growing long flowering Distictis buccinatoria – Red Trumpet Vine. (via Stout Design-Build)


27. Fireplace Focal Point. Add a beautiful fireplace design to your outdoor patio as not only a focal point but as a place to group your furnishings around for conversation, warmth, and ambiance. (via Outdoor Dreams)


28. Outdoor Entertaining. A covered patio helps to extend the outdoor living season and becomes an extension of your home. This fabulous outdoor space offers comfortable furnishings, a fireplace, and an outdoor rug that grounds the space. (via Amy Storm & Company)


29. City Garden Rooftop. A built-in seating area in the corner features a privacy screen. The lounge chairs and cushions are from West Elm. The ottoman is from Frontgate. The sofa cushions are from Crate and Barrel, Ventura collection. The left corner of this deck has a table and chairs and the right corner with the pergola is the lounge seating area. (via C. Marie Designs)

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