What does the perfect patio look like to you?

Is it a place to entertain, dine and enjoy some quiet time? Perhaps you envision a backyard oasis or weekend retreat?

If you’re considering investing in your outdoor space so that it truly reflects your style, you’re not alone. Patios, porches and balconies are without a doubt an extension of home living this time of year.

Creating an outdoor living room to escape to after work or on weekends has become almost essential. As soon as the weather is nice the desire to head outdoors for grilling, relaxing and entertaining immediately becomes top of mind.

However you’re planning to use your outdoor space, if your patio is not the backyard oasis you imagine or could simply use a pick-me-up you’ll want to check out this list of summer trends we pulled together for you.

These five perfect patio trends will promise a beautiful season of laid-back outdoor living.

Color Trends

A beautiful example of this years summer color trends comes from Castelle Luxury. We agree that while ‘brights continue to be the go-to palette for accessorizing outdoor spaces, from pillows and rugs to urns and umbrellas, this seasons pantone has a classic color story best described as comfort neutrals.

This season the goal is to define relaxation throughout outdoor rooms and you’ll see this reflected within newly introduced fabrics and finishes such as Sailor Blue, Harbor Mist Grey, Warm Sand and Coconut Milk White.

This summers pantone will create a fresh, relaxing and distinguished outdoor living space.

(Photo Credit: CastelleLuxury.com)

Neglected Space

TLC Interiors suggests adding interest to your patio in a few ways you may not have considered.

Think about wood panelling for your ceiling! When you choose a colour that matches the walls of your outdoor space you’ll be adding extra dimension and you’ll notice the area feels warmer and more intimate.

Additionally, vertical gardens are a great way to bring greenery to your space if you’re tight on room. These images provide a perfect example.

(Photo Credit: TLCinteriors.com)


You’ll notice this summer that concrete is having a major design moment—it's affordable, durable, and easy to stain or stamp with the color or pattern of your choice. Don’t be surprised when you see this cool composite everywhere inside and out—from benches and tables to planters and fire pits.

(Photo Credit: Photo by David Hertz & Studio of Environmental Architecture)


Regardless of whether you’re in the suburbs or living in the city, this great patio proves that you can have the style and privacy you want. Shielding a small patio with a boxwood hedge, is a beautiful idea - particularly for this townhouse.

(Photo Credit: Douglas Friedman)


Everyone loves a backyard party, particularly one happening on a patio the whole neighborhood amires. So complete your perfect outdoor living space with everything you’ll need to entertain .

Stocking your patio bar, adding side tables and finishing everything off with this seasons trending glassware and cloth linens will add to the fun and functionality of your patio and keep you entertaining all summer long.

(Photo Credit: Hayneedle.com)

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