35 Inspiring Patio Ideas for Outdoor Living and Entertaining

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If you are looking to create a stylish and comfortable patio for outdoor living and entertaining, we have some fantastic ideas to help you get inspired.

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However, before you get started, you should survey your property and decide what your needs are. You will need to figure out what available space you have and select your scale of furnishings.

If you entertain a lot, you may wish to consider a table that can host large gatherings, or create additional seating areas to be able to expand to your group side.

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Adirondack lounges are set around a sunken firepit and shaded by a large tree, set in a backyard in Geneva, Illinois.

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This farmhouse style backyard deck in Los Angeles offers a comfortable sectional set around a gas burning firepit. 

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This backyard was made for relaxation, from the redwood deck and hot tub to the lush foilage that creates a tropical oasis.

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This backyard oasis in Napa Valley, California offers everything one could need in an outdoor entertaining area.

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This 300 square foot covered backyard patio in New Orleans, Louisiana features a sofa from West Elm and the Justina Blakeney Cohanga Hanging Chair. 

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