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Backyard Patio Décor Ideas & Inspiration

Your patio is a great space to entertain, cook, eat and more, so having a space that you genuinely love to be in is important. From the look to the functionality, we’ll give you some patio ideas and tips, including furniture ideas, greenery, privacy and more, to make the most of your outdoor patio area.

Create Conversation Spaces

Create a space where you can lounge and chat with family and friends by adding comfy furniture like sofas or ottomans. Outdoor sectionals are a nice touch as well, as they allow you to customize your seating area to fit any design or need. Add a coffee table or dining table for eating and resting your drinks on and you’ve got an outdoor lounge space that’s sure to please. 

Set Up an Outdoor Dining Area

Comfortable seating, a place to dine and some shade are the perfect combination for a great outdoor dining space. By incorporating wicker or metal seating with a dining table, big or small, depending on your needs, you’ll have a place for everyone to sit, eat and mingle. Add an umbrella and a patio heater to keep this space enjoyable even as the months get hotter or cooler.

Set Up an Outdoor Dining Area

Comfortable seating, a place to dine and some shade are the perfect combination for a great outdoor dining space. By incorporating wicker or metal seating with a dining table, big or small, depending on your needs, you’ll have a place for everyone to sit, eat and mingle. Add an umbrella and a patio heater to keep this space enjoyable even as the months get hotter or cooler.

Add Plants to Bring a Garden to Your Patio

Adding greenery to your patio brings a garden-like look and feel with a nice pop of colour. The smell of flowers is sure to be welcome while relaxing in the summer months and some potted plants or hanging baskets will create a natural, earthy atmosphere. You can even grow some fresh herbs or veggies if you like!

Cover Your Backyard Patio to Get some Shade

Adding shade to your patio is key for enjoying your space in the hotter months. A wooden gazebo or pergola is a great choice as they can come with either removable or retractable covers, perfect for customizing your shade level. There are even house-mounted shades that extend from your home to shade you in the heat and retract when you’re not using them for the ultimate in convenience.

Cover Your Backyard Patio to Get some Shade

Adding shade to your patio is key for enjoying your space in the hotter months. A wooden gazebo or pergola is a great choice as they can come with either removable or retractable covers, perfect for customizing your shade level. There are even house-mounted shades that extend from your home to shade you in the heat and retract when you’re not using them for the ultimate in convenience.

Ensure Some Privacy in Open Areas

If you’re looking for a bit more privacy on your porch, consider investing in a decorative screen or divider that allows you to enjoy your porch space while blocking the view of anyone on the other side. Another option is a wooden slat wall that can allow some light through as well, while giving you a great place to hang lighting or plants to really customize the look.

Turn Your Patio into a Relaxing Space

What good is a porch if you can’t relax on it? Adding a chair swing can give you a great place to sit and chat while enjoying the calming swinging motion, while a hammock is a wonderful addition that lets you use your porch space for a quick afternoon nap or to relax and read a book outdoors. Put in some comfy seating and cushy pillows to make it a place you’ll never want to leave.

Turn Your Patio into a Relaxing Space

What good is a porch if you can’t relax on it? Adding a chair swing can give you a great place to sit and chat while enjoying the calming swinging motion, while a hammock is a wonderful addition that lets you use your porch space for a quick afternoon nap or to relax and read a book outdoors. Put in some comfy seating and cushy pillows to make it a place you’ll never want to leave.

Focus on the Accessories

Once you’ve decked your patio out with trendy, comfy furniture and other patio décor ideas, you can finish the look off with some accessories. Patterned pillows are the perfect way to add some colour to match your style. An area rug keeps your feet safe while cohesively bringing all of your furniture pieces together. Lighting like hanging bulbs or table lanterns can give you the evening ambience you’ve been looking for, while umbrellas can keep you comfy in the rain or sun.

Light Your Patio Up

Lighting is important as well, so choosing the right light sources for your patio is a must. Chandelier lighting can add a pop of style to your gazebo or pergola, while hanging light bulbs give a warm, sophisticated ambience. Some umbrellas even come with the lighting built in, so be sure to look for that when making your decision as well.

Light Your Patio Up

Lighting is important as well, so choosing the right light sources for your patio is a must. Chandelier lighting can add a pop of style to your gazebo or pergola, while hanging light bulbs give a warm, sophisticated ambience. Some umbrellas even come with the lighting built in, so be sure to look for that when making your decision as well.

Extend Your Patio Season

If your area is particularly cold, or you’re looking to extend your patio season into the cooler months, consider a patio heater. They come in table-top or stand-alone varieties and are perfect for warming you and your family or guests up while sitting in cooler weather. Another great backyard patio idea is to add a fire pit to your yard, which is sure to please, especially for the fans of toasted marshmallows. Just be sure to check your local by-laws to ensure fire pits are allowed.

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