Keep family and friends cool in the shade with this pergola. Breezy fabrics provide shade without sacrificing sunlight, while cozy furnishings and blue accessories dress up the space. These inviting colors and the backyard poolside setting create a relaxing outdoor space.
Covered Patio With Vaulted Wood Ceiling and Fireplace
A vaulted wood ceiling and rough-hewn mantel add a distinctly rustic flair to this covered patio. The neutral patio has a unique style thanks to a mix of rustic and industrial components, including the metal-and-wood dining table.
A simple stone covers the back patio and pool area to keep it cool when the summer sun shines directly on it. Plenty of sitting and dining areas allow for taking in the seascape views while soaking up the sun or having a meal.
The key to making outdoor spaces feel warm and welcoming is layering them like indoor spaces. Any time you plan a space, large or small, try to incorporate low-maintenance plants and potted flowers into the mix along with carefree rugs that add color, pattern and texture.
No matter the weather, this covered patio is a great spot for lounging. A ceiling fan allows the homeowners and their guests to cool down during the hotter months. There's even a nearby pool for enjoying a swim.
Covered Patio With Outdoor Kitchen and Sitting Area
This spacious backyard features a beautiful outdoor kitchen area with stainless steel appliances, including a grill and two refrigerators. Just next to the kitchen is a small sitting area with a brown rattan ottoman and matching loveseats, both featuring taupe outdoor cushions and colorful orange throw pillows.
When choosing outdoor furnishings, “I wanted to make sure it was something that actually gels with bungalow architecture,” explains interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn, “which is arts and crafts and laid back.”
This gorgeous backyard has an oasis-like feel. Located below the infinity edge pool is a lounge-like seating area, which can only be reached by walking over the concrete stepping pads. Water spills over the stacked stone wall creating the sound of rain sticks.
Sit down and stay awhile on this cushioned, out-of-the-way bench under a backyard pepper tree. Rambling groundcover plants and the curved planks of the fan deck lead your eye out to the rest of the yard.
When it comes to outdoor entertaining after dark ambient lighting adds sophistication to any get together. Sure, real candlelight is nice, but the convenience and safety of today’s programmable battery operated LED candles is hard to resist.
Comfortable wood chairs with white cushions surround a simple, round fire pit with a brick edge. Accent pillows with a neutral color scheme pick up the colors used in the patio to emphasize the design intent. A wood railing helps to frame the patio against it's natural backdrop of eucalyptus trees.
An expansive outdoor patio on this transitional beachside home features fully retracting doors that create one space between the interior and exterior. Low chaise longues offer a great spot for reading a good book and enjoying the ocean views, while C-shaped side tables provide a handy spot for a drink.
Think of your outdoor space as an extension of your home. This thoughtfully designed backyard is an excellent example. Here, a Douglas fir pergola provides structure over the back patio, while the composite decking connects the entries of the house acting as an outdoor hallway.