5 Backyard Patio Design Ideas

5 Backyard Patio Design Ideas
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    Homeowners continue to seize upon the outdoor green spaces of their property.

    Backyard patios are filled with potential to become an oasis with as much appeal as home interiors.

    The designs can be as varied and creative as you want, with only the sky as the limit.


Of course, budgets will also play a factor. However, there are plenty of retailers that cater to exterior home design projects. This translates to a litany of affordable options to choose from including plants, furniture, tile, and more. Here is a look at five trendy ideas to consider.

Concrete Islands

The concrete island is an original landscaping alternative that contrasts having the patio attached to the actual home. Its location can be situated near that favorite old oak that has a peaceful hammock. There are various tiles available with a diverse selection of colors, textures, and patterns ready to be installed.

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Those with larger budgets will love the results of flagstone, while smaller budget spenders will be pleasantly surprised with a gravel or pebbles alternatives. Shaping the area is another feature that adds to its originality. Round, square, hexagon, or octagon will make for a conversation piece with every visitor. The amount of square footage will dictate the overall size.

Water Features

Fountains and Koi ponds are becoming a popular conversation piece for backyard patio designs. Some homeowners incorporate both ideas in the same space, although the greatest impact is one or the other. Placing water features at the patio’s corner-edge serves multiple purposes as it creates a border, expands the space, and provides a foundation for accents. Installing a string of Christmas-sized bulbs for lighting adds a cafe atmosphere. Bistro furniture completes the theme while making the space more functional.

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Go with a spatial choice such as creating steps that add more than depth. There can be two or three levels of separate areas for seating, sunbathing or even a hot tub. Each level should have a flat, open space of three to five feet to accommodate items. The top level should be the main event with features such as comfy seating and a fire pit. Placement is critical with this option as it will certainly be a focal point. Using an attached patio may not work for this design as easily as one located away from the main structure.

Pergola, Gazebo, or Trellis

Gazebos are always a great idea in a backyard setting, but consider its cousin the pergola. It basically resembles a trellis lying flat and supported by four columns. The columns can be anchored in specialty stone such as blue stone. This is another idea where wood comes into play specifically cedar. There are several sizes with 12 feet x 12 feet and 12 feet x 14 feet as the preferred choices.

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Speaking of a gazebo or trellis, these decorative pieces are available in various shapes, materials and colors. They bring a charming accent to every layout especially when creeping ivy, blooming plants, or fragrant herbs are added. Homeowners can have fun with changing them out seasonally while bolstering a color theme with the blooms and leaves.

What About the Furniture?

No backyard design is complete unless there is the right type of furnishing. Wicker is the first option that comes to mind, although there are other choices. For example, wrought iron has endless possibilities with new ergonomic designs. They are also available in a selection of colors beyond the standard black or white. Homeowners that do purchase these options can always paint them another color.

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Furniture made with large wood planks is also trending with simple shellac showcasing the natural patterns such as maple burl or mountain ash fiddleback. Regardless of the selection, pillows will add a splash of personality with patterns including paisley or lace.

It is never too late to complete a backyard patio design project. There are always options to fit every budget and taste. Start by spending time in the space to see what the workable dimensions are. Follow this with a little research on the internet and at home stores. Keep this review nearby as an idea generator along the way to your outdoor oasis.

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