Adorn your patio or deck fence with a festive banner to make it stand out from the rest, and every day will seem like a party. You can find outdoor pennant banners at home decor and party supply shops for about $5-$10, or you can make your own.
Relax by this magnificent pool and enjoy the view under the shade of an outdoor umbrella. Large palm trees and bright green hedges surround the pool area with rich, bold color for a visually appealing outdoor entertaining space.
This patio looks beautiful in the dim light of dusk. Warm lighting from indoors mixes with the recessed lighting under the second story balcony to create a calming ambiance. A wicker table with glass top provides a great outdoor eating area with a large umbrella available for sunny days. The smooth, natural look of the wood decking completes the calm and relaxing feel of the design.
A drab outdoor space was spiced up with a coat of black paint on the exterior of the home and new patio pavers during renovation. A stylish patio table and market umbrella echo the colors and style of the home for a cohesive look to the space.
This enchanting Southwestern patio is outfitted with a glass-top dining table and patio umbrella. Low-maintenance container gardens add color and dimension to the outdoor entertaining space. An outdoor fireplace echoes the Spanish-style features of the adobe home.
Easily maintained landscaping creates a lush green space on this stone patio featuring separate seating areas. A cherry red umbrella adds a refreshing splash of color and shade to the outdoor dining table.
This round red flagstone patio squeezes in several inviting features, including lounge chairs, a clay chiminea and a dining table with an umbrella. Black Mondo and green Pennisetum grasses offset the red flagstone surface.
Colorful Plexiglass panels add flair to this urban rooftop outdoor room. A large dining table shaded by an umbrella provides space for eating and entertaining. Patio chairs in a nearby area provide space for relaxing.
The patio table from HGTV Dream Home 2015 is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal al fresco. “It looks great and functions well,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. “There’s seating for eight, and we have a great big rectangular umbrella.”
A pair of white wicker chaise lounge chairs are positioned to take advantage of the stunning seaside view on this Mediterranean patio. A weathered teak side table is a handy spot for drinks, and a nearby umbrella can be easily pulled over for shade.
On the lake side of this newly renovated home, designers incorporated a patio into the home's entertainment space. The large back patio space includes a dining table with an umbrella, making the space usable even on sunny and drizzly days, as well as a lounge area with a view of the lake. Leading off from the patio, a landscaped walkway gives the homeowners safe passage to the lake below.
This private backyard patio renovation includes gray stone and boulders throughout, including the cozy fire pit area. An outdoor dining table with a neutral umbrella provides a lovely place for enjoying afternoon lunch, while long wood steps lead to a deck area that overlooks the surrounding tree-lined property.
This spacious backyard patio features brown stone throughout, as well as an outdoor sitting area with overhead cover. Dark brown rattan chairs surround a cozy stone fire pit, while a matching dining table with a red umbrella offers a perfect space for a casual outdoor lunch.
If your get-together will continue into the evening, illuminate the party area with strings of lights encircling an umbrella, wound around tree trunks or run along cables suspended above partygoers' heads. Candle-filled or solar lanterns, placed on tables and at patio edges, are great alternatives if your home doesn't have outdoor electrical outlets.