With summer in full swing and that idyllic warm weather finally gracing us with its presence, there’s a good chance you’re looking for new and interesting ways to update your yard or patio design for lounging, cooking, dining and entertaining. In the summer months, a home’s backyard is a sanctuary – especially when prepped with all the right bells and whistles. Is yours up to scratch at the moment? Your outdoor space can be just as inviting, stylish and comfortable as your interiors, with the added bonus of fresh air and greenery.
Do you dream of a manicured landscape, enchanting fire pit or sunken seating? Whatever your goals and budget may be, we have a feeling you’ll find plenty of inspiration in this collection of some of the most popular new patio designs of the season. Leave us a comment with your own ideas and let us know which styles you’ve brought to life at your home!
Exposed beams accompanied by a stone wood fireplace. An abundance of natural light. Country elements with an air of luxury. These are perfect examples of “farmhouse luxe,” an ever-popular aesthetic when it comes to interior and patio design. The farmhouse look prioritizes simplicity and rustic charm – reflecting the aesthetics of rural architecture while also embracing modern comforts for a result that feels both cozy and stylish. Utilizing organic and soft textures, a farmhouse luxe patio marries opposing textures to create a well-layered and serene space that you and your guests can spend those warm summer days and evenings enjoying.
This patio design style combines casual relaxation vibes, functionality and affordability. Dark wicker furniture and crisp white cushions make for an eye-catching color combination and a tropical, inviting spot to lounge. Rich-hued wood ceilings and doors create another natural element that adds to the island-themed nature of the design. Fun ways to accent this look include a Balinese-style ceiling fan and Asian-inspired ornaments. Decorating the space with lush plants such as plumeria and palm trees is also a must.
Stylish, intimate and functional. The simple design maneuver of lowering one section is an excellent way to increase its drama and wow factor. Sunken seating areas have the unique power to make a small or flat yard feel more dynamic and provide privacy within a larger landscape. The varying levels can also change one’s perspective of planting beds and other garden elements. Pro tip: build your wraparound seating nook around a beautiful focal point such as a fire pit or outdoor table.
A modern, or contemporary style outdoor patio is characterized by clean lines and modular forms that are aesthetically appealing. Modern spaces rely on a mixture of textures and organic materials to keep visual interest high and monotony at bay. A combination of refined finishes, rustic surfaces and various shapes of furnishings helps to create a more interesting outdoor space. Symmetry is key when it comes to positioning the kitchen, dining area and elegant fireplace – which adds ambiance to the space. For patios with less available area for a built-in fireplace, a fire bowl or portable fixture will do the trick. Additional features in a modern patio may include a luxurious pool, heat lamp, umbrella and potted plants that fit the color scheme.
Geometric Statement Tile
One of the most sought-after patio styles of spring 2021 – and in fact, steadily trending over the past few years – is the Spanish-style courtyard featuring bold geometric tiles. The statement tiles demand attention and dominate the design, allowing for neutral-colored furniture to suit a number of styles and decor. Make sure to keep patio furniture clean and simple in appearance when choosing tiles with busy patterns. Throw pillows, potted plants and hanging lanterns can also add fun pops of color and playful texture to the space.