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11 Swoon Worthy Patio Ideas

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From an intimate dinner for two, to a poolside party –
outdoor patios are everything right now. Peruse our top patio ideas by style to get that sun-kissed summer feeling any time of year.

Coastal Chic

The coastal modern trend takes its cues from seaside living that's imbued with sunwashed tones and effortless chic aesthetics. It's whimsical and airy, making you want to take in the breeze while you sip palomas. Our favorite designs incorporate materials and hues inspired by beachside casual like the Margret Outdoor Chair made from rattan, and the George Outdoor Dining Table crafted from teak. Pops of seagreen, turquoise, and seashell decor are perfect tabletop complements, making coastal chic a dreamy vignette regardless of beachfront or backyard location.

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Farmhouse Patio

If a more rustic approach is your ideal, then consider planning a farmhouse patio. This setting inspires that nostalgic feeling of heartfelt gatherings with family and friends. This Titan Teak Rustic Table from Barlow has ample room to put out a spread of delicious finds from your local farmer's market. Using a bench like the Titan Teak Bench from Barlow is not only true to the farmhouse style, but provides plenty of room for guests to sit and enjoy themselves.

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Boho Chic

Boho Chic style exudes "gypset" elements of global travel, colorful layers, and carefree attitude. The high-low, bohemian vibe is easily achieved by layering natural materials like rattan, colorful textiles, Moroccan style floor lamps, and eclectic treasures from faraway places. Start with pieces like the Montauk Club Chair from Azzurro Living that's both artisan and refined. Finish the look with a few Forestier Tibet Table Lamps or portable lanterns like the Contardi Muse Lamp and enjoy your Boho patio well into the evening.

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Fireside Chat

Outside fires are as all-American as apple pie and backyard barbecues-rituals enjoyed by children and adults alike. Whether you enjoy roasting marshmallows or keeping warm with your favorite cocktail, creating the perfect space to create those memorable fireside chats is a must. There are so many options for outdoor fire pits that you will certainly find one that meets your discerning taste.

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Small Patio Dining

If you are limited on outdoor space, consider a smaller patio set to enjoy a morning latte as you catch up on your daily feeds. Small patio dining is also the perfect setting for an intimate dinner for two, either by candle light or even a rechargeable portable light. Aim for small space decor like hanging planters, narrow drink tables, and double-duty ottoman coffee tables.

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French Patio Style

Create an elegant ambiance by designing a French inspired patio. Set the tone with this beautiful set from Fermob for a peaceful morning with a cappuccino and a pain au chocolat or a nice spread of charcuterie in the evening. Every French patio needs to be elevated with greenery and floral arrangements. Try the Caisse Versailles Planter from Barlow Tyrie to customize your tres chic vignette.

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Urban Oasis

Take a step away from the daily grind of city life by creating an urban patio. It's the ideal setting for hosting guests in the open air and taking in the city lights. It's easy enough to add a layer of comfort with an outdoor rug and some throw pillows that speak your style. An outdoor ottoman easily makes an additional seat of place to kick up your feet and take in some sunshine on a warm afternoon.

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Beachfront Balcony

Plan ample seating for the beachfront balcony - so friends can join you while taking in breathtaking views and breezes from the water. Even if you love soaking up the sun, a large parasol is always a sensible idea for those intense sunny days. Long days on the at the beach typically call for an ample amount of drinks and refreshments. Choose occasional tables that makes sips and bites convenient for guests.  

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Poolside Patio

The poolside patio should have enough versatility for entertaining, a mid afternoon nap or catching up on your feeds. A sectional sofa is the perfect solution to lounge and enjoy the outdoor air. A few other well-positioned benches or outdoor dining chairs around the pool allow guests to mingle or watch small children poolside.

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Mid Century Patio

If you're infatuated with clean lines and organic curves, then we suggest you take a look at some mid-century modern patio ideas. When designing a mid century-modern patio, it makes perfect sense to consider starting with some iconic pieces from Knoll. Pair it with a portable light to illuminate your evenings on the patio, and you have a whole new living space to enjoy during the warmer months.

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Rooftop Patio

Make your rooftop a chic experience with a modern vignette. Signature cocktails and a few hors d'oeuvres during happy hours provide a venue for intimate gatherings. A bar cart can keep your refreshments organized and mobile so you can be the hostess of the mostest al fresco. As the sun sets, a new ambiance emerges with stylish outdoor lighting. If you enjoy formal entertaining, considering adding an outdoor dining table.

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