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Perfect Patios: How to Create a Stunning Outdoor Space

Create your perfect patio with these awe inspiring photos!

I am SO excited.

Days, people. We’re talking days.

Just days until it’s summer vacay!

And even though this has been one of my best teaching years in many years and I’m sad to see my class go; it’s also been a crazy busy year in our family life. So the summer break that we are about to enjoy is very, very welcome.

I’m hoping that we can squeeze in a ton of visiting time this summer; spend time with good friends and family in a relaxed and consistent way that we haven’t been able to enjoy the past few busy summers.

And I’m also hoping that our new inviting outdoor areas, our deck and our lower fire pit patio, are at the centre of it! In fact, we are starting off the summer with a bang by hosting a couple of big events; and I’ll be working away over the next few days on the finishing touches to our deck and lower patio.

I can’t wait to share some more of these recently renovated (and almost finished) spaces with you… but until then, I’ve gathered some absolutely beautiful patio inspiration! I hope these stunning and simple outdoor patio decor ideas help you with designing your summer space…

Patios all decorated for the summer.



A large patio with wooden chairs and a small rug.   Also a ceiling fan.

I love the casual simplicity of the white and pops of blue with lovely wooden furniture in this deck space Via Bless’er House. Even a simple grouping of four outdoor chairs makes for a lovely and welcoming outdoor space.

Bright coloured pillows on the outdoor couch with a small shade umbrella.

Talk about loving colour. I’m swooning over the beautiful integration of purple and aqua in the pillows. And those tables?!?! Stunning. Try adding fun hits of colour outdoors, even if you aren’t used to it inside- the great outdoors can always handle more colour then you think! Via BHG

A blue and white carpet in an outdoor patio with a white table and chairs.

One of my favourite casual summer spaces is this beautiful, bright, and fresh sunroom Via Finding Silver Pennies. Try painting regular furniture to be outdoor (or porch/sunroom) pieces, like I did here.

A cloth gazebo over an outdoor wooden patio with neutral coloured chairs.

Embrace the beauty of this gazebo over the beautiful deck furniture and makes the whole space feel cozy Via A Burst of Beautiful

A small chandelier and patio lights underneath a gazebo with a couch and table.

I love the mixed patterns of the rug and pillows in this gorgeous outdoor patio Via Shades of Blue Interiors. The lighting is the perfect touch for summer evenings…

A large green hedge with a small couch and white table on the patio.

One of my favourite outdoor patios is this pea gravel patio Via City Farmhouse – the mix of cheery colours and textures cries out summer loud and clear.

A blue and white striped rug outdoors on the wooden patio overlooking the water.
 Isn’t this striped rug the perfect pop on this rustic coastal deck Via BHG? The greenery definitely adds a welcome feel to this outdoor room.
A blue and white rug, and an orange bar cart on the patio.

A fun pop of coral against the grounding influence of navy is lovely Via Pencil Shaving Studio

Light blue and green lanterns hanging outside over the patio table.

How cheery and fun is this mix of colour and pattern Via Life on Virginia Street? I love these cheery lanterns and the fresh tablescape decor.

A small patio deck with planters and a small stool with a cushion.

I mixed all kinds of colour and pattern in our recent deck reveal at  The Happy Housie

A wooden picnic table all set for dinner outside.

Simple, classic, elegant and grounded is how this summer patio Via Ella Claire feels to me.

A round brick patio with a round table.

A few cute pots and lanterns warm up this simple stone patio Via Home Stories A to Z

A painted concrete floor and a sectional outdoor couch on the patio.

The painted concrete floor of this patio Via Zevy Joy is an absolute show stopper; and is perfectly complemented by all the rustic and neutral textures of this gorgeous outdoor space.

A wooden deck painted with stripes of blue and white.

I LOVE this painted striped deck Via Nesting with Grace – gorgeous on it’s own, and even better with the pretty pops of pattern and colour on the outdoor sofa.

A blue and white nautical anchor picture hanging outside the house on the patio.

I made this DIY anchor sign to add some colour and interest to our previous deck decor Via The Happy Housie

An outdoor sectional couch with a wooden table.

I swoon every time I visit Rachel’s stunning patio Via Maison de Pax – such a beautiful mix of pattern makes this space super welcoming and cozy.

A wooden privacy fence with outdoor lights, and garden on the patio.

A few simple accents like this round mirror and lovely outdoor pots make this patio Via My Fabuless Life a perfect space to while away the romantic summer evenings…

A stone wall with a wooden table and a large shade umbrella.

I love the feel that this big market umbrella adds to this outdoor patio Via Designing Vibes


Still looking for ideas?!

I have even more saved up on my Deck Inspiration Pinterest Board!

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