4 Ideas for Backyard Patio Designs

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Often, the backyard is one of the most ignored areas when it comes to home design and renovation. Who says your backyard should be drab and unattractive? With a little more attention paid to the backyard patio, you can have it become a go-to area for relaxation. Who knows, you might just start spending a lot more time in the backyard! Here are 4 amazing ideas for backyard patio designs that will transform your backyard to a little haven.

Cozy and Comfortable

While the backyard is often thought of as a cold, less homely area, a cozy backyard patio design can change the whole narrative. From lush couches and throw pillows, to canopied daybeds and backyard swings, this patio design idea is the perfect option for a relaxation area. Adding some string lights will make your backyard patio even more warm and homely, giving your home the right mood especially for those beautiful family evenings.

Clean & Modern 

More often than not, simplicity is the safest option for home designs. It always helps to have a particular color scheme, or better yet, one main neutral color across the backyard. Colors like white or grey do well to give a modern and chic look. So adding all white lounge chairs, or perhaps all-grey tables and chairs will make a huge difference. 

The choice of tiles is also an important factor; marble tiles or any minimalistic tiles are great to have your backyard patio looking like a million bucks. (Of course, they don’t have to cost a million bucks!) Another great idea is to have your backyard patio shaded with modern outdoor umbrellas, especially where the chairs and tables are set. This will prove really helpful when the weather gets much hotter.

Fire Pit

A centerpiece will do wonders for the overall look and feel of your backyard patio. However, choosing a fire pit as a centerpiece may be your best bet. A fire pit not only adds warmth (literally and non-literally) to your backyard, but it is also great for…marshmallows! There are several types of fire pits; from concrete and marble pits to a good ol’ stone pit, a firepit is a good way to give any backyard patio a stunning upgrade. 

Remember, fires can be dangerous if left unattended so it’s better to get a more modern firepit that contains the fire properly. Also be sure to check your city’s regulations for outdoor fires before installing one in your home.

Gravel Patio

A gravel patio is one patio design that makes the backyard look more like a backyard than an outdoor room. You can choose to carve out a small part of the patio to lay down gravel or have the entire patio laid with gravel. 

Pea gravel remains the simplest and most economical type of gravel for patios. They come in different colors and stone combinations so you don’t have to stick to just one type; add some personality to your patio. To further spice up your gravel backyard look, a center or corner fountain is a timeless idea you can’t go wrong with.

And there you have it; with these ideas, your backyard patio design will take shape in no time. 

About The Author: Alex Capozzolo is the owner of the Brotherly Love Real Estate blog and a content writer for the real estate industry. Our focus is on helping people through one of the most important investment decisions of their lifetime by seamlessly providing fast, honest, and professional real estate services.
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