A patio is a place for taking a much-needed break from the humdrum urban life. The daily routine can get to you so a relaxed meal with your family or a lazy book reading session is best when you have a simple yet skillfully designed patio. The fresh air and sunlight has a magical effect on ones nerves and removes all the cobwebs from the mind. There are innumerable outdoor patio ideas to suit most choices. There are the classy expensive versions and the serviceable and comfortable ones that donâ€™t cost that much to create.
Where do you go when you want to be left alone to do as you please? Why, your own little patio of course. There is no better place than a place in your home that has the benefits of sunlight and fresh air and yet is part of your home. An undisturbed hour or two, either reading a book, listening to music, or quality time with family, your patio can be your best friend. Hence, a patio deserves as much attention as the house where designing and landscaping is concerned and here are some classic types worth copying.
A patio design that has a semblance of modern comfort and romantic shades is perfection itself. This picture shows off the lovely landscaped patio, with gray-white tiles in the subdued light of the setting sun and the indoor lights filtering out, making it worth clicking.
The red hues of the tiles and pots complement the deep green shades of the trees and the plants around this long patio. It is perfect for an evening stroll or a family gathering because of the large open space available. A neglected back garden can turn into this beauty if you wish.
This is a classic patio design. The sloping landscaped garden with rocks and stones decorating it is a perfect complement for the gray tones of the circular table and chairs. The table is in a shaded corner yet has a summary look that is irresistible.
Bamboo has its own natural beauty. When the patio is designed with a bamboo-like wooden floor and fence, then it adds a touch of class to the simple metal garden furniture. This then becomes your place in the sun.
This is one of the most enchanting pictures of a patio. The pinkish tiles and white fountain invite one to take a stroll in the summer sunlight to enjoy the myriad green shades of the trees. It has a magical quality that is unsurpassed.
This patio idea is a class apart. The pinkish tiles in a circular formation have a wonderful seating area made up of some metal and some wooden chairs. But the lounger takes the prize with its inviting comfort and lazy summer vacation look.
This is the classiest among the classy patios. The marble finish flooring and the statue make it worth using as a place for relaxation and fun. There is a superb blend of sunlight and shade to suit every taste.
This is the most inviting sight for summer time with friends and family. The sunlight filtering through the overhead leaves, the landscaped garden, the metal furniture all beckon to be admired and used.
The stonework in this patio design is as stylish as it is weird. The almost-human figures in stone grace the wall to make an unusual background for the simplistic gray furniture and designer tiles. The overall effect is very restful and peaceful.
This is a color combination that is easy to keep clean. The pinkish gray tiles of the patio and the matching gray furniture make it a classy yet simple design that is meant for comfort and family time.
This patio design is truly meant for a busy family that still likes to breakfast together. The aluminum garden chairs with bright cloth on the back, the morning sunlight just coming in makes an inviting picture for family time together.
The whitish tiles of the patio contrast very well with the black metal garden furniture to make a delightful little sit-out for summer breakfast with family. The green trees, the semi-circular cement bench and the bright sunlight has an inviting vacation look.
An open air patio design with wooden flooring and partially roofed columns is a great combo for a relaxed cup of coffee. Just put in simple garden chairs and a small table and you can have a wonderful time with family and friends.
This is definitely a not-too-expensive but perfect summer vacation family time patio idea. The serviceable looking metal chairs with thick cushions have a bright sunny corner thatâ€™s just meant for cozy breakfasts or evening tea parties for a small group.
Add a fountain to a patio and you have heaven on earth. This landscaped patio with a tinkle of fountains, splash of bright flowers, deep green of the plants and a small path make it a wonderful example of a patio design worth imitating.
This is top class. The patio is designed with tiles of pink and blue shades to give a bright appearance. The orange umbrella, lounger, garden chairs are very inviting. Donâ€™t miss the barbeques that is just waiting to be used!
This is no ordinary poolside patio. The elegance of the curved pool is matched by the red and yellow tiles. When combined with a green lawn and bright yellow garden furniture it becomes a style statement that is comfortable too.
The restaurant style umbrella adds different touch to this simple patio design in gray shades. The hanging lamp in the corner and the bright blue wall pictures add another dimension to the scene reminding you of young children and family gatherings.
When you want to get away from the city crowd what could be better than a little nook like this one. The wooden flooring, the black metal furniture, and the surrounding creepers and potted plants make it a perfect place for a relaxed weekend or a summer vacation.
A wind chime makes a wonderful relaxing sound. It soothes the nerves and brings on a pleasant mood. When combined with this comfortable nook of simple garden chairs and delightfully bright cushions, it becomes a paradise worth retreating to.
Simple matt finish, non-slippery gray tiles and serviceable plastic chairs is the most sensible combination for a poolside patio. It is the easiest to maintain and to keep clean. The furniture is lightweight. It is also washable and so are the tiles.
This patio is all open air and sunlight theme. The roofless design with just columns invites the summer sun and fresh air so that you can make the most of the good weather while you can, irrespective of whether you want to sunbathe or have a meal.
Tall sky-touching trees, a lovely white fountain of tinkling water, small sections of gardens with well-trimmed borders and the sunlight filtering through the treesâ€¦am I describing heaven. Yes, but itâ€™s on earth as we can see in this snap. Reminds you of wood nymphs and magic, doesnâ€™t it?
A patio that looks pink and gray intermittently is an unusual combo. The tiles have a bright effect and make the place look more warm and welcoming. Put some rattan garden furniture and you have your own special hideout away from the crowd and bustle.
A poolside patio of creamy tiles deserves a splash of color sometimes. These chairs in dark wood finish with bright red upholstery is the class combination making the patio look more warm and homely so that you want to sayâ€¦touch wood!
A wooden floorboard is class in the house but looks even classier for the patio that leads out onto such a wonderful lawn. The simple metal garden furniture blends in well to make a photo-perfect picture.
Square tiles interspersed with grass have an old world ethnic charm that is very attractive. This patio design shows off this quality even more with the bamboo poles and the rope-like fence along the pathway.
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