62 Beautiful Backyard Patio Ideas & Designs

Photo gallery featuring an amazing collection of 62 backyard patio ideas and designs.

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Welcome to our gallery featuring striking, original patio designs in a vast array of styles and shapes.

When I was a young boy, I remember my father transforming our simple grass backyard with a swimming pool into an elaborate, connected patio space over the course of one summer.

Concrete was laid, a raised garden was marked out in tiny brick walls, and a massive wooden deck was wrapped around the pool, connecting to the main patio space flowing from the rear doors of our home. This completely reinvented the yard, moving the space from a grassy, blank expanse toward something more sophisticated, lively, and fun.

It not only made the yard into a treasured space that would see far more use, but raised the value of the home overall.

The images collected here feature everything from upper-level, glass-surrounded modern patios overlooking forests, cities, and oceans, to elaborate, enclosed structures featuring dining sets, fireplaces, cooking areas, and even televisions.

Look for unique touches like the conversation pit bisecting an infinity pool, the elevated patio extending seamlessly from the interior floor plan, and the Japanese garden with “floating” walkway over a lido pool.

Each of these examples have inspired us and given life to new ideas about what we can do with our homes and yards. We hope you feel the same.


This  brown tiled patio surrounds its natural wood and white cushion furniture set with plants and a low stone wall, overlooking an expansive ocean view.

This  brown tiled patio surrounds its natural wood and white cushion furniture set with plants and a low stone wall, overlooking an expansive ocean view.

Here's a second angle on the patio, showcasing the wicker-pattern furniture and large glass table, with lounge chairs and large jacuzzi in background.

Here’s a second angle on the patio, showcasing the wicker-pattern furniture and large glass table, with lounge chairs and large jacuzzi in background.

Lengthy upper level patio features large single piece wood dining table with rope-wrapped wooden chairs beneath a slanted natural wood ceiling, mirroring the deck floor.

Lengthy upper level patio features large single piece wood dining table with rope-wrapped wooden chairs beneath a slanted natural wood ceiling, mirroring the deck floor.

Here is the prior patio as seen with a wide view, extending down a large staircase toward a secondary dining area, with further stairs leading to a ground level pool.

Here is the prior patio as seen with a wide view, extending down a large staircase toward a secondary dining area, with further stairs leading to a ground level pool.

This patio extension features under-lit arched roof supported by wood and stone pillars, with central natural wood table surrounded by dark brown and tan furniture set. Conversation pit is seen in background.

This patio features under-lit arched roof supported by wood and stone pillars, with central natural wood table surrounded by dark brown and tan furniture set. Conversation pit is seen in background.

Here is a side view of the patio, revealing the patterned beige stone flooring and conversation pit with green cushioning and twin glass topped wood coffee tables within.

Here is a side view of the patio, revealing the patterned beige stone flooring and conversation pit with green cushioning and twin glass topped wood coffee tables within.

This rustic styled patio and home features large natural wood exposed beams in the open ceiling, as well as support pillars, over plush wicker furniture set around dark wood dining table.

This rustic styled patio and home features large natural wood exposed beams in the open ceiling, as well as support pillars, over plush wicker furniture set around dark wood dining table. Architect: Locati Architects | Interior Design: Locati Interiors | Photography: (c) 2014 Roger Wade.  See more of this home here.

Here's the outer expansion of the prior patio, featuring array of red adirondack chairs surrounding built-in fire pit, next to in-ground jacuzzi.

Here’s the outer expansion of the prior patio, featuring array of red adirondack chairs surrounding built-in fire pit, next to in-ground jacuzzi. Architect: Locati Architects | Interior Design: Locati Interiors | Photography: (c) 2014 Roger Wade.  See more of this home here.

Here's the outer expansion of the prior patio, featuring array of red adirondack chairs surrounding built-in fire pit, next to in-ground jacuzzi.

This modern, Japanese styled home features floating walkway over wraparound pool, leading to this enclosed seating area. Red roof tiles over natural wood construction shields the wood framed furniture from the elements, while unique cube style chandelier illuminates. Source: Zillow DigsTM

Unique, bright splashes of purple throughout this stone patio, including turf wraparound and accent pillows on the beige, thoroughly modern sofas. Transformable table sits at center.

Unique, bright splashes of purple throughout this stone patio, including turf wraparound and accent pillows on the beige, thoroughly modern sofas. Transformable table sits at center.

This seaside patio features bright contrast of red hued cushions on the dark wicker furniture, matching the low stone wall enclosure beneath black frames and billowing curtains.

This seaside patio features bright contrast of red hued cushions on the dark wicker furniture, matching the low stone wall enclosure beneath black frames and billowing curtains.

This traditionally styled upper level patio features an array of wicker furniture with grey cushions, full dining table in corner, and arched roof with exposed beams, over hardwood flooring.

This traditionally styled upper level patio features an array of wicker furniture with grey cushions, full dining table in corner, and arched roof with exposed beams, over hardwood flooring. Source: Tim Elliott Designs.

This natural wood patio sits next to an elaborate, compact Zen garden, featuring stacked flagstones, small pond, and Buddha statue beneath bamboo and wood privacy fence.

This natural wood patio sits next to an elaborate, compact Zen garden, featuring stacked flagstones, small pond, and Buddha statue beneath bamboo and wood privacy fence.

Sprawling, Spanish style mansion features extensive stone patio, with large swimming pool and lowered fire pit area with black and white wicker chairs surrounding.

Sprawling, Spanish style mansion features extensive stone patio, with large swimming pool and lowered fire pit area with black and white wicker chairs surrounding. Source: ZillowTM Listings and can be viewed on our Zillow DigsTM page.  See the rest of this incredible mansion here.

Sleek, minimalist style defines this patio. Stone upper level sits dark L-shaped sectional sofa and dark wood table between twin pillars, while lower wood level holds black rectangular planters, surrounding the white stone.

Sleek, minimalist style defines this patio. Stone upper level sits dark L-shaped sectional sofa and dark wood table between twin pillars, while lower wood level holds black rectangular planters, surrounding the white stone.

Elaborate stone structure and U-shaped island in this patio features oven, grill, and other appliances built in, beneath grey countertops. Matching stone outdoor fireplace stands at center.

Elaborate stone structure and U-shaped island in this patio features oven, grill, and other appliances built in, beneath grey countertops. Matching stone outdoor fireplace stands at center. Source: Zillow DigsTM

Contrast between bright white L-shaped seating and glossy wood deck defines this patio. Matching white privacy fence and twin coffee tables, plus greenery and patterned pillows accent the look.

Contrast between bright white L-shaped seating and glossy wood deck defines this patio. Matching white privacy fence and twin coffee tables, plus greenery and patterned pillows accent the look.

Here's a similar patio, with bright natural wood flooring and privacy fence wrapped around white and baby blue seating, with matching rectangular coffee table over color striped rug.

Here’s a similar patio, with bright natural wood flooring and privacy fence wrapped around white and baby blue seating, with matching rectangular coffee table over color striped rug.

This striking patio features a "floating" conversation pit set into blue framed infinity pool, between stone pillars.

This striking patio features a “floating” conversation pit set into blue framed infinity pool, between stone pillars. Source: Zillow DigsTM

Minimalist stone floor patio sits next to this stone-exterior home, with blue adirondack chairs and large carved, glass-topped dining table at center.

Minimalist stone floor patio sits next to this stone-exterior home, with blue adirondack chairs and large carved, glass-topped dining table at center.

The natural stone flooring on this patio pairs with large stone walls laid into the sloping lawn at this home, with high level metal dining table and matching chairs at center.

The natural stone flooring on this patio pairs with large stone walls laid into the sloping lawn at this home, with high level metal dining table and matching chairs at center.

Upper balcony patio here in natural wood with brick and wrought iron fencing holds twin dark brown wicker love seats and matching glass-topped coffee table.

Upper balcony patio here in natural wood with brick and wrought iron fencing holds twin dark brown wicker love seats and matching glass-topped coffee table.

Open patio shielded by white metal and glass structure, with natural wood flooring and yin-yang style wicker furniture set at center.

Open patio shielded by white metal and glass structure, with natural wood flooring and yin-yang style wicker furniture set at center.

This ultra modern home features a stone patio area enclosing a garden section, and a raised natural wood space, with white cushioned, matching wood furniture set.

This ultra modern home features a stone patio area enclosing a garden section, and a raised natural wood space, with white cushioned, matching wood furniture set.

Simple stone brick patio nestled into jungle area features dark wicker furniture set, complete with glass topped table and large beige umbrella.

Simple stone brick patio nestled into jungle area features dark wicker furniture set, complete with glass topped table and large beige umbrella.

Red brick home features matching patio, accented with dark stone tiles. Shaped hedges and white gates enclose the space, featuring a plethora of plant life and natural wood dining table on right.

Red brick home features matching patio, accented with dark stone tiles. Shaped hedges and white gates enclose the space, featuring a plethora of plant life and natural wood dining table on right. Source: Zillow DigsTM

Modern upper level patio features wide expanse of dark tile flooring with raised natural wood strip in middle. Wicker furniture sets, grilling area with black countertops featuring built-in sink, and high brown privacy wall surround.

Modern upper level patio features wide expanse of dark tile flooring with raised natural wood strip in middle. Wicker furniture sets, grilling area with black countertops featuring built-in sink, and high brown privacy wall surround.

Second angle of the prior patio, highlighting small stone-bottom pool and connected corner garden, with sliding glass wall opening to home interior, beneath slatted natural wood overhang.

Second angle of the prior patio, highlighting small stone-bottom pool and connected corner garden, with sliding glass wall opening to home interior, beneath slatted natural wood overhang.

Circular brick patio stands over pebble bed, with brick wall surrounding elevated, patterned space.

Circular brick patio stands over pebble bed, with brick wall surrounding elevated, patterned space.

This sleek, minimalist upper level patio extends seamlessly from home interior through floor to ceiling glass, and includes cushionend conversation pit, with fire pit built into central white slab table.

This sleek, minimalist upper level patio extends seamlessly from home interior through floor to ceiling glass, and includes cushionend conversation pit, with fire pit built into central white slab table. Source: Zillow DigsTM

Ultra-rustic look patio features tree trunk slice table surrounded by natural wood seating over flagstone flooring. Enclosed dining space in background.

Ultra-rustic look patio features tree trunk slice table surrounded by natural wood seating over flagstone flooring. Enclosed dining space in background.

Natural wood patio features bright wicker furniture, with rectangular stone glass fireplace at left, surrounded by tall glass walls.

Natural wood patio features bright wicker furniture, with rectangular stone glass fireplace at left, surrounded by tall glass walls.

This cozy, enclosed patio is shaded by slatted wood roof, with dark wicker dining and living room style furniture sets next to floor to ceiling glass wall.

This cozy, enclosed patio is shaded by slatted wood roof, with dark wicker dining and living room style furniture sets next to floor to ceiling glass wall.

This elaborate patio features immense carved wood support structure, encompassing arches and vaulted ceiling, over wide expanse of hardwood flooring. Multiple furniture sets, built-in grill, and stone walls complete the look.

This elaborate patio features immense carved wood support structure, encompassing arches and vaulted ceiling, over wide expanse of hardwood flooring. Multiple furniture sets, built-in grill, and stone walls complete the look. Architect: Locati Architects | Interior Design: Locati Interiors | Photography: (c) 2014 Roger Wade.  See more of this home here.

Here's another covered patio, featuring exposed wood beams and vaulted ceilng over stone flooring, with immense stone fireplace standing before carved wood table and surrounding wicker furniture set.

Here’s another covered patio, featuring exposed wood beams and vaulted ceilng over stone flooring, with immense stone fireplace standing before carved wood table and surrounding wicker furniture set. Source: Zillow DigsTM

Minimalist, light toned patio with matching furniture set sits beneath massive trees, with globe-style chandelier hanging overhead. Large stones border the circular space.

Minimalist, light toned patio with matching furniture set sits beneath massive trees, with globe-style chandelier hanging overhead. Large stones border the circular space.

Large beige toned home stands over this brick patio with brown and white furniture set standing next to curved brick fireplace.

Large beige toned home stands over this brick patio with brown and white furniture set standing next to curved brick fireplace.

Bright tones throughout this patio include natural wood roof structure set on light stone brick columns, with matching gas fireplace standing before brown and orange wicker furniture set. The whole space is framed by large stone fence with greenery throughout.

Bright tones throughout this patio include natural wood roof structure set on light stone brick columns, with matching gas fireplace standing before brown and orange wicker furniture set. The whole space is framed by large stone fence with greenery throughout.

Here's an angled view of the same patio, highlighting the grey stone flooring and metal chandelier hanging between natural wood beams.

Here’s an angled view of the same patio, highlighting the grey stone flooring and metal chandelier hanging between natural wood beams.

Cozy upper level patio is framed with metal railing, with dark wicker furniture set including twin L-shaped sectionals and glass-topped coffee table.

Cozy upper level patio is framed with metal railing, with dark wicker furniture set including twin L-shaped sectionals and glass-topped coffee table.

This concrete patio wraps around commanding brick fireplace with large wood mangle at center of this backyard.

This concrete patio wraps around commanding brick fireplace with large wood mangle at center of this backyard.

This all-natural "patio" is comprised of carefully shaped sand berm, holding seating cushions and lengthy dining table, between rows of floor candles.

This all-natural “patio” is comprised of carefully shaped sand berm, holding seating cushions and lengthy dining table, between rows of floor candles.

Light natural wood flooring supports black sofa with purple cushions in this patio, surrounded by ivy-laced privacy wall.

Light natural wood flooring supports black sofa with purple cushions in this patio, surrounded by ivy-laced privacy wall.

This sprawling mansion features expansive stone patio, extending to multiple areas, including exterior stone fireplace and large swimming pool area.

This sprawling mansion features expansive stone patio, extending to multiple areas, including exterior stone fireplace and large swimming pool area. Source: Zillow DigsTM

Upper level stone brick patio features corner fireplace wall with mounted TV above, dark wicker and burnt orange furniture set, and expansive views of valley below over metal and glass railings.

Upper level stone brick patio features corner fireplace wall with mounted TV above, dark wicker and burnt orange furniture set, and expansive views of valley below over metal and glass railings.

Cozy red brick patio wrapped with low height natural wood retaining wall, with abundant plant life surrounding.

Cozy red brick patio wrapped with low height natural wood retaining wall, with abundant plant life surrounding.

Natural, weathered deck supports rich wood day bed with abundant white cushions, beneath slatted wood roof and brick pillars.

Natural, weathered deck supports rich wood day bed with abundant white cushions, beneath slatted wood roof and brick pillars.

Sleek, minimalist home in white featuring floor to ceiling glass exterior walls, with wraparound patio next to lido pool.

Sleek, minimalist home in white featuring floor to ceiling glass exterior walls, with wraparound patio next to lido pool. Source: Zillow DigsTM

This cozy patio space features raised fire pit and furniture set standing next to flagstone waterfall piece on right.

This cozy patio space features raised fire pit and furniture set standing next to flagstone waterfall piece on right.

Large, simple design red brick patio holds full dining set with large table umbrella, plus twin lounge chairs next to lush garden.

Large, simple design red brick patio holds full dining set with large table umbrella, plus twin lounge chairs next to lush garden.

Large brick home features wraparound patio extending into this circular space, with several wheeled lounge chairs and full dining set at center.

Large brick home features wraparound patio extending into this circular space, with several wheeled lounge chairs and full dining set at center.

Cozy granite floored patio features high contrast black and white wooden furniture set next to French doors.

Cozy granite floored patio features high contrast black and white wooden furniture set next to French doors.

Large patio space encompasses roofed dining space with glass topped table and chairs over patterned rug, plus pool area beyond large columns.

Large patio space encompasses roofed dining space with glass topped table and chairs over patterned rug, plus pool area beyond large columns.

This fully enclosed patio looks out over yard through arched spaces. Red flooring, dark wicker furniture, and stucco wall surfaces complete the look.

This fully enclosed patio looks out over yard through arched spaces. Red flooring, dark wicker furniture, and stucco wall surfaces complete the look.

This compact patio stands natural wood furniture and large tile fireplace over red tile flooring.

This compact patio stands natural wood furniture and large tile fireplace over red tile flooring.

Nearly enclosed patio features countertops with built-in grill and sink, with marble topped coffee table surrounded by wicker and brown cushion furniture set.

Nearly enclosed patio features countertops with built-in grill and sink, with marble topped coffee table surrounded by wicker and brown cushion furniture set.

Dark brick patio extends from brick home, with dark wicker and glass coffee table next to large cushioned seating, and full dining set in background.

Dark brick patio extends from brick home, with dark wicker and glass coffee table next to large cushioned seating, and full dining set in background.

This lakeside patio stands stone flooring next to rock garden, with white conversation space wrapping around natural wood table, with three built-in fire pits. Walkway extends over small infinity pool, with steps down to the lake.

This lakeside patio stands stone flooring next to rock garden, with white conversation space wrapping around natural wood table, with three built-in fire pits. Walkway extends over small infinity pool, with steps down to the lake. Source: Zillow DigsTM

Covered patio features stone flooring, metal framed, brown cushioned furniture, and large brick fireplace with mounted television beneath natural wood ceiling.

Covered patio features stone flooring, metal framed, brown cushioned furniture, and large brick fireplace with mounted television beneath natural wood ceiling.

Here's another covered patio, featuring the contrast of dark armchairs with white cushions over off-white flooring, with red brick fireplace at left.

Here’s another covered patio, featuring the contrast of dark armchairs with white cushions over off-white flooring, with red brick fireplace at left.

Here's a second view, highlighting round natural wood coffee table and brick fireplace detail.

Here’s a second view, highlighting round natural wood coffee table and brick fireplace detail.

This tropical themed patio sets wicker framed, striped cushion furniture set around blue oval wood coffee table, with matching patterned area rug over brick flooring. Wood railings and blue and gold drapes surround the space.

This tropical themed patio sets wicker framed, striped cushion furniture set around blue oval wood coffee table, with matching patterned area rug over brick flooring. Wood railings and blue and gold drapes surround the space.

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