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Spend a Sunday afternoon or starry evening on a dreamy outdoor patio. Outdoor patio lighting will enhance the experience while accentuating the night air. The sparkling twilight will add a sense of luxurious appeal. Designers use a variety of structural qualities to create an inviting outdoor setting. Patio furniture serves both a functional and decorative objective. There are many options you can infuse into your design. If you host many guests, you will want to have ample seating or you can have a private smaller setting with a personal seating. If you love to cook out, you can opt for standalone grills or you can encase a grill in the material of your choosing with built in amenities. The ultimate backyard can be a DIY project with nifty tips and tricks. Brick and cement attributes are simple to construct and they are also perfect for all weather scenarios. Umbrellas and arches can block both the sun and the rain for an enjoyable outdoor event. An elaborate list is at your disposal of options and fresh ideas. Fireplaces, pools and chic landscaping will become the extension of your home that will become your own personal retreat.
Your yard will become a peaceful paradise for your home. There is an array of lighting options you can use to highlight the space and offer adequate lighting in the night time hours. Your patio is an extension of your home and personalized style. You will find the charm brings a delightful design to your back yard. Below we will explore 100 expressive illustrations of delightfully inspiring backyard designs. Note the collaboration of accents and accessories that complete each style with finesse.
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String lighting adds an intimate atmosphere to this patio seating area, while a table side lamp and the fireplace offers an inviting warmth for an enchanted evening. Natural decorative accents are friendly alongside a fireplace that is set in stone for a grand appeal.
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These two patios take advantage of the home’s own internal lighting with use of the captivating windows. A divine patio space is detailed with spacious seating and framing. The elaborate roof has a strong structure and a decorative appeal.
LED lighting installed under furniture gives this patio a cool, contemporary vibe. A luxurious balcony patio holds a city view while an energizing blue sets the scene.
Traditional seating adorns this patio setting. The outdoor kitchenette is well lit and paired with a bricked fireplace. This space is a stylish addition to a home’s design.
Warm internal lighting ensures that the patio outside not only manages to stay true to the outdoors but is cast in golden, warm lighting that keeps this patio feeling comfortable. A tree top view holds a rustic styled patio table. Outdoor vines and lighting sets the tone for the space in a serene setting that extends the home with charming French doors.
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This yard and patio is ready to host and display this gorgeous, unique garden. A beautiful landscaping design creates the perfect setting for a warm fire and an inviting style. The patio denotes a sense of privacy under the night sky.
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Projected lighting, with colored LEDs, is expertly paired with a cool, contemporary patio. A modern patio has bench seating and a chic style. The clever use of space is accented with red LED lights and a white surrounding giving a fresh perspective to a backyard style.
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Implanted LED lighting and a hanging chandelier ensures that there’s plenty of atmospheric lighting and guidance. A lighted stairway adds to the glowing surrounding of this charming patio. The concrete area is a pleasant addition to the homes style.
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Projected lighting keeps this patio feeling atmospheric and the yard’s unique landscaping is perfectly showcased through the yard’s lighting. A fenced in outdoor patio has illuminated trees that accent the night time air. The private patio is a delightful setting for the exterior of any home.
Sky lighting and wall mounted lamps ensure that there’s plenty of lighting and that this patio is ready to post gatherings of any size. A well-lit patio is graciously spacious. The open space is accented with traditional furnishings and a neutral color palate that adds warmth and depth to this patio design.
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A fire pit and wall lighting gives this rich patio an intimate feeling. Refined simplicity is grilling by the fire in a gorgeous tiled and stoned patio setting. The area is lavish with textiles and tones bringing a calm sense to an otherwise busy day.
Floor lighting and garden lighting gives this patio plenty of charm. A beautiful garden is set alongside an inspirational patio. Twinkling lights and grand windows illuminate the area into a decadent style for private use or gatherings.
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Sky lighting ensures that this patio is ready for any time of day. This patio has an artistic approach. The bended white chairs are paired with an overhead surrounding a pipe stove fire. Natural plants are intricately placed with upward lighting that directs the space into a cherished patio.
Lighting set throughout the foliage and dotted through the patio roof ensures that this patio is ready to showcase the surrounding landscape and host small gatherings. A modern luxury sets the pace with a trail leading to a well- designed fire pit. Wooden chairs circle around the fire for famous night time chats.
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Garden lighting displays the unique architecture of the garden, all while displaying the patio’s attributes. Clever and cozy is ideal in a private setting. The fireplace and fashionable accents make this patio the highlight of the evening’s activities.
Roof lighting and ground lighting ensure that this patio is ideal for any hosting situation. With pleasant year round weather comes an evening swim and an elegant patio that is set to entertain. The area is well-lit with all of the amenities that create an unforgettable evening.
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Wall and ground lighting give this spacious patio not only ample lighting but a certain, contemporary charm of all its own. Marble and stone are glamorous in this refined patio style. The dimensional space is charming and vindicated with a keen sense of design.
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Sky lighting and a fireplace help keep this patio ready for entertaining at any time. A stone inspiration is covered with wooden patio slats and fashionable lighting that highlights the area. An array of seating and views lend a refreshed style.
Hanging lighting, plus ground lighting, ensure that this yard is ready for entertaining. Stone columns hold a medieval style. The circular chandeliers and low setting seating are comfortable and full of ambience. The patio overlooks a luminous view of the pool.
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Chandeliers and intimate table lamps keep this patio ready for entertaining. A cottage inspired surrounding is delightfully surrounded with rustic touches and ample lighting. The seating arrangements create cozy conversations under the moonlit sky.
Lighting looped through the rafters and end table lamps add a charming, rustic feeling to this European style patio area.
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The fiery accents of amber glows along the perimeter of the patio offer a gracious style to the area. The backyard seating is modern and gray for a deluxe display.
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An intimate and cozy appeal for a backyard space holds a retro tone and sleek modern pairings. A pool and an array of lighting accentuate the homes extension into the outside.
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Vibrant colors and a brilliant blue view are trendy and lavish with cabana seating and a designer touch to the extravagant backyard design.
A beautiful setting has the notes of paradise with elaborate greenery and accents that enlighten the patio for a cherished surrounding.
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The gorgeous design of this backyard space is extended from the house. The shared views and lighting are melodically balanced for a perfected look.
A touch from a Gothic period meets a modern tone with this inspired backyard patio. Over head string lights create a charming display that will make evening gatherings delightful.
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Luxurious settings present a beautiful way to entertain. Varied seating options and ambiances make for a generous patio design.
In the above images, we have seen outdoor spaces transform into elegant outdoor patios. Whether you have a spacious patio area or a cozy corner yard, you will be able to use lighting to highlight the space. An array of hanging lights or grounded upward lighting accessorizes the style in bright white or colorful hues. The artistic additions to your design include stone work surrounding grills and fires that add charming effects. The outdoor patio serves as a personal space for yourself, family and friends. Providing an overhead ceiling for your patio will add a decorative value as well as functionalism the style. We have seen stone and brick collaborate to make grilling spaces and fireplaces. The seating used is traditional and offers creative solutions to entertaining guests or enjoying a more private view.
Inspiring to extend the beauty of your home into a backyard treasure will bring you a peaceful end to a long day and a fresh perspective by the fire. A brilliant grill side meal by the chic patio lighting brings a sense of charm to your day along with a breath of fresh air. Your personal style will grace your patio with lighting and a delightful ambience. Whether you opt for bright colors or a neutral tone, you will have a backyard patio that is in true fashion of your own design. Next, we will continue to illustrate the many ways you can present your backyard style.
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A cozy space to watch the kids play holds large bulbs displayed on string lights that offer a rustic hint when paired with wooden tones.
This clever design creates a natural arch that is well lit and full of enchantment. The serene setting is the perfect setting for a private dinner or small gathering.
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A humble patio becomes inspired with the glitz and glamour of overhead lighting. The lights turn a space into a brilliant scenic view.
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A picture perfect style is encircled with brick and a cozy fire pit. The zig zagged string lights offer dimension and a fashionable design to the look.
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With a generous glow of surrounding lighting, we see a divine patio design. The canopy is stark white lending the patio an inviting essence.
Warm neutrals and candle lit tones bring a sense of warmth and a refreshing style to the backyard patio design.
Cool blue vibes are filled with an over view of the city. White reflections are vibrant and energizing for a glamorous patio design.
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Take a seat by the fire with this contemporary style for your backyard patio. Step into the high style for a chic gray expression and a fresh perspective.
A modernly styled waterfall is elaborate and extravagant. The textured accents and balanced tones are a trendy way to update you backyard design.
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This style appears to have been touched by the sunset with an appealing and pleasant view. Candlelight, stripes and the dusk of night are all you need for a backyard inspiration.
A Middle Eastern cue is offered with a lavish style that is fit for a cozy and warm space. Your back yard will transform into a comfortable presence.
Wooden slat seating ad surrounds is an elaborate design. The uplighting on the landscaping amplifies the sleek and decorative patio.
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This patio style is elegant and comfortable. Warm colors are graced with wooden and natural accents throughout the design. Floral touches and a warm fire complete the overall appeal.
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The perfect concept for a cozy evening and smores. The fire has ample seating that allows a full view of the scenic setting. We love the log holder which is both decorative and efficient.
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Simple yet stated is a lovely back yard patio design. The string lighting is a host friendly style that adds a sense of ease in a peaceful set.
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This layered backyard patio design is dimensional with the effects of differentiated spaces and views. Stairs lead you from a cleverly lit bar to a seating gala that is perfect for entertaining.
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Large glass doors and windows are modern and contemporary. The ingenious use of balance within the exterior and the interior of the home is a definitive design.
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The use of multiple materials and textures will present a gorgeous and vindicatedstyle. The canopy is structurally designed for a graceful space.
This look holds a stately setting. The glossy black finishes are paired with classy outdoor seating that is a complementary addition to the setting.
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French doors and soft glow bring together a fashionable patio. The presence of a warm fire and generous landscaping brings this look a grand design.
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An extension of the home is evident in this patio design. The trendy style has a retro view with a modernized statement.
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Twilight skies will be illuminated with a plethora of outdoor lighting. The shrubs and trees are well paired with floral accents. Brick columns are a classic look with a matching white overhead design.
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A closer look at this design shows us the overhead view. The dreamy view is perfected for an all wether design that is befitting any style.
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This patio is updated with a modern expression. The refined appeal has a colorful cue and a hint of luxurious presentations.
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This brilliant wooden finish is enriching and a fine design for your backyard. The patio style is simplistically set with a notable view and perspective.
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Let the party begin! This backyard patio is preen and pristine with an abundance of overhead string lights. The delight of a fresh patio design will have you planning your weekend with confidence.
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A gorgeous display is dawned with chic creme seating and just the right amount of color. The consistent use of an apple red creates a charming and eloquent statement. The lighting puts the final touch to a cherished patio design.
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This dreamy design is elegant and well fashioned. The essence of etiquette and gracious hosting is collaborated in the fine details and rich, lavish colors infused throughout.
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The romantic gesture is noted in this style. The beautiful lighting surrounds the patio with an intricate weaving of textures and tones.
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A large wooden backdrop along side glowing fires and candlelight fares bring us this fresh and inviting retreat in your own backyard.
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Generous touches are charming. The layered colors and lighting are a dimensional aspect of the patio with a cultural style that is both cheerful and lovely.
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Turn your screened porch into an extension to the patio. The outdoor furnishings and delicate landscaping is most appealing and a wonderful concept.
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The absolutely gorgeous patio offers full coverage with all the accents and amenities you would expect from a designer patio in your backyard.
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Candles highlight the hanging floral accents that provide a beautiful rich color that expertly pairs with the fascinating candle lit scheme.
What more can you ask for in a back yard patio. The grill and fireplace are fashionable and efficient with stools for seating and low set furnishings to offer a variety for your guests.
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This design shows us the sens of balance and a refined charm. The string lights are used for a genuine style that highlights the landscaped scenery that surrounds the space.
Here we see a brilliant sheer aqua lighting. The absolute finesse of this design is in the ease of application with a charismatic and elaborate outcome.
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A wrap around couch with a beautiful view is seen here in this patio design. The contemporary setting is graced with warm and rich tones that inspire.
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The relaxing serenity is soft lighting and a built in Jacuzzi for the perfect end to a long day. You will unwind under the night sky and let the fresh air envelope your senses.
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An entrance to the patio also integrates the home with the outdoor backyard patio. Keen lighting and a breath of fresh air are both a dream setting for your design.
This lovely stony design is calming and a perfect way to use lighting into your style. The seating area is truly a well fashioned appeal.
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An overhead wooden structure is just what you need to turn a space from bleak to chic. The clever use of patio chairs to surround the fire are trendy and full of promising styles.
Cozy and chic is an outdoor dining expression. The overhead wooden finish glamorously evolves with the iron textures and designs.
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The side view of this design shows us the elaborate detail that is inside a patio design. The size of space is not the focus, it is the warm and inviting manner of which the design is displayed.
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This outdoor fireplace has a genius touch with dimensional tones and stone. The tree are full of sparkling lights with comfortable seating.
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The patio set is endearing with light neutral tones and charming touches of color. The matching seating creates a lovely spot for afternoon tea or a cozy gathering.
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You do not have to have a large and elaborate yard to create a designer chic patio. This look offers us the perfect example, showing that prints and patterns with a friendly palate will come together and inspire those around us.
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A fresh perspective on this design is to note the DIY opportunity. You can personalize and mingle ideas for your own patio design.
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The sense of this space is a private setting. The chic lighting is both made up of string lights and in-ground highlights. a place to dine and enjoy some wine is refreshing and fashionably elemental.
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This stated blue is accented with overhead string lights that add a spectrum of depth to the design. A table and chairs are paired with comfortable furnishings that is perfect for guests.
A look of destined designs is filled with fairy lights and string lights all around. The surrounding is delightful with rich tones and inviting cues.
Here we see a way to create a magical patio style. The hanging lights are twinkling brightly over the patio. Vibrant colors lend a friendly vibe to this heartfelt backyard design.
The elegance shown here is a combined effort of floral accents, candle light, lanterns and oriental lanterns. The white tones are chic while the vintage touches and modern set is a brilliant combination.
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This style is nestled behind patio curtains that drape alongside for a private appeal. The cozy and warm palate is truly a genuine and personalized touch.
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An outdoor rug is patterned while blending the room together in a mutual style. Simply designed for a modest appeal is generous in personality and fashionable notes.
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Bohemian meets a shabby chic quality. The wicker set is enchanting with vivid colors and thoughtful patterns. The layering of accents and prints create a melodic view to a patio design.
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Natural and elemental holds a cultured style. Tiki touches and a divine vibe is the overall presence of this backyard patio design.
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A beautiful view has a vintage sense to the patio. Rich depth and designs are elaborated with creme outdoor drapes that are simply gorgeous.
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This image presents a living room design for your backyard. The seating is made up of fashionable furnishings and a charming fireplace takes the center of the space with style.
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Grays and cremes are trendy and thoughtful in this chic patio design. The blending of fashionable notes, accents and decor are perfected for a glamorous touch.
This design is a delightful pairing of both color and texture. Candles and lighting accentuate the intention of a backyard inspiration.
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Romantic, dramatic and elegant are all evident in this illustration. The patio is presented from a novel perspective that allows us to see with all of our senses.
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The lighting here is a cherished design. A thoughtful patio is a great way to spend your days with a good book or an evening of great conversation.
here we see how a Tiffany blue can display a classy and charming design. Rustic touches are graceful and the cheerful yet defined theme is brilliant from every view.
The squared umbrella is a true design of a contemporary persuasion. The balance of dimension and color is what makes this patio a perfected backyard appeal.
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This is absolutely clever! The cozy and chic ground seating is all in view of a projector screen for movies. The accented accessories to this design is a definite on the list of musts.
The vineyard garden has been envied for its rich connection to earth and vintage inspirations. The patio of your dreams will hold a fairy tale promise of an enchanting design.
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This open and airy style is refreshing with light and natural decorative details. The whisping greens and lavish floral accents are just what makes this patio a glorious style.
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A poolside villa expresses a large patio space. The reflection of the moon will enhance the design with a simple and gorgeous backyard.
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Rustic cues are adorable and elegant in this decorative design. Fall is in the air for a charming dinner by candelight and overhead illuminations.
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A stony path leads to a patio that is quiet and serene. The look is achieved with the surrounding elements that offer balance and a fresh perspective.
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Your own private patio is designed with warm tones and trending lighting and accents. The bright arrangements are a stylish way to spend your afternoons.
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We have reviewed one hundred illustrative images that have shown us every angle in designing a backyard patio. String lights and well as in-ground lighting has lit the path to inspiration. These expressions have promised a personalized perception and a trendy way to host a gathering. The day to night transformations are awe inspiring, allowing for the homes integrity to extend to the back yard. From the smallest yard to large wells of land, you will be able to update and bring a colorful tone and stylish cue to your patio. Many of the ideas we have seen can be incorporated into a weekend project. It is good to save pictures as a reference for when you are looking for the items to give your patio a makeover. This will make sure no trendy stone is left unturned.
Whether your inspiration is a breezy summer evening under the stars or a cool fireside delight, you will enchant your home with the patio of your own design. Hosting has never been more appealing, than when you have a designer patio space. The accents and decor will place the finishing touches as the layout will evolve from bland to grand. Furnishings are a fun way to update your design with neutrals or vivid colors. The wonderful aspect of designing a patio, is you will draw from your every day life and inner muse to present a new perception to your style.