Summer Patio Decorating Ideas

We have a spot at the end of our very long driveway that I’d like to transform into a patio. I’ve got some ideas whirling around in my head to make the space livable and pretty. If you’re also looking for summer patio decorating ideas, consider these inspirational photos.

Add color and comfort. This beautiful patio from Maison de Pax includes a great mix of comfy textiles like throws and pillows, which also lend a touch of color.

Outdoor Summer Patio by Maison de Pax

 

Jennifer Rizzo tucked her summer patio into a lush corner of her yard. I’m lovin’ all the hostas in her backyard!

Outdoor Summer Patio by Jennifer Rizzo

 

Sometimes simple is all you need. Cottage style lawn chairs cuddle a vintage table, all set on a simple pea gravel patio.

Easy Pea Gravel Patio

 

Not a fan of bright colors? Zevy Joy’s summer patio looks elegant dressed in beautiful neutrals. I love how she incorporated both a dining area and living space on her patio.

Summer Patio by Zevy Joy

 

Include a fire pit on your patio. Shine Your Light created a pretty fire pit in the center of her gravel patio. And she shares instructions for installing the patio.

Fire Pit and Summer Patio by Shine Your Light

 

Add a canopy to your summer patio. I love the simplicity of this one – although I’m not so sure the white canvas would stay clean for long. But it sure looks pretty.

Photo by Molly Wood Garden Design

 

This small patio ties the flagstone path with the patio by adding some of the stones on the perimeter of the space. Planted containers add a touch of softness.

Photo by Bliss Garden Design

 

A cozy patio set creates an intimate spot for al fresco dining. No need to have elaborate outdoor furniture if you have a small space.

Photo by Viscusi Elson Interior Design – Gina Viscusi Elson

 

A fire element becomes a must if you plan to use your patio at night. We have a firepit in our yard, and since it’s near the end of the driveway where I’d like to create a patio – I think we can tie the two spaces together.

Photo by Alderwood Landscape Architecture and Construction 

 

This is my favorite patio – probably because of the view just beyond. I also like the lanterns and blankets. Perfect for cooler evenings!

Photo by Susie Watson Designs

 

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Summer Patio Decorating Ideas

What elements have you added to your summer patio to increase your outdoor enjoyment?

 

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  1. Lots of pretty ideas for dressing up the outdoor areas. The patio with the view is gorgeous. We need to take our fire pit apart and rework it.

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