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.
Brick-Enclosed Patio with Gas Grill and Sitting Area
Weather is rarely an issue with this covered patio that features a comfy seating area in wicker and a large gas grill with range hood. This space projects an upscale look, but with its brick walls and floor, it is low maintenance and durable, providing for many months of outdoor enjoyment.
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.
Because the homeowners love blue, white and taupe, the C&H Landscaping team infused the patio with these pretty colors. Thus, blue and white planters, pillows and more make an appearance across the yard.
Take the architectural route to your fire pit area with sculptural furniture, minimal decor and a contemporary chiminea. To create a focal point and ground the space, opt for a tall chiminea standing at least five feet.
The “V” pattern of the Fiberon Horizon Ipe boards creates an eye-catching floor design. Using the same composite boards as top rails provides a striking contrast to the white posts and visually connects the space. The wide flat top rail also doubles as table-top dining. Add in the outdoor kitchen, and this deck is sure to impress.
Spacious Transitional Patio With Outdoor Fireplace
Outdoor drapery panels frame this spacious transitional patio perfectly and help soften the large hardscaped space. The pillows on the fireplace bench add comfort and texture while the curved candelabras help define the space and add a touch of elegance to this outdoor living room.
Modular-style furnishings are made more traditional when crafted of wicker-like material. The gorgeous sea-blue furniture cushions and matching stemware is a delightful touch, while the ottoman serves double duty as a table with the addition of the simple silver tray.
The transition from the dining area to the lounge area is seamless thanks to a smooth gray flooring. To further reinforce that connection, the landscape architects kept each space within the same color palette, too.
A stacked stone surround on the hot tub ties in with stone pillars on the spacious patio of this Mediterranean-style home. The homeowners love to dine and entertain outdoors, so ample seating in a variety of styles creates a functional space they can use year-round.
The most effective way to use any outdoor area maximally is with perimeter seating. Here, a modular sectional sofa is configured to conform to a corner of this welcoming courtyard, putting every square inch of the area to use. For optional flexibility, consider sectional sofas without arms since the armless modules can also be added to elongate a straight-lined sofa.
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.