Creating the dream small space may be difficult, but it is possible. With the right furnishings you can turn a simple patio into a stylish and modern outdoor getaway. Whether you have a cement, wooden or bluestone space, these stunning patios will inspire you to think big.in a
A cedar slat screen and planters of boxwood, English ivy and magnolia provide shade and privacy on this New York City terrace. The aluminum table and bench by , lanterns by .
The front porch of restaurateur Keith McNally's Martha’s Vineyard vacation home is brightened up with bistro chairs arranged around a reclaimed-wood table.
Furniture designer 's Southampton, New York, beach house features a stucco-walled patio, designed by the architecture firm . A low teak table and chairs by set off a wall adorned with staghorn ferns and baskets made in Zambia. The floor is limestone, and the rug is from Morocco.
In her midcentury house in Los Angeles's Laurel Canyon, fashion designer Rozae Nichols carefully preserves the laid-back vibe in her outdoor space with a Turkish towel top daybed by Van Keppel-Green and pillows by Gregory Parkinson.
For the terrace of historic Libbey Ranch (a secluded seven-acre family retreat in Ojai, California owned by actress Reese Witherspoon) designer surrounded a wood-topped dining table with vintage iron and wicker chairs and an antique lantern.
The cocktail table, chairs and sectional by turn the covered patio of this Massachusetts home into a cozy cocktail area. The cushions are covered in a .
Designer loves the outdoor dining room at his Los Angeles home, where he dines, lounges, grows food, entertains and works.
of the Los Angeles–based firm maximized views of the city at the Hollywood Hills home of TV producer Jamie Tarses by placing a custom table and chairs beneath a pergola; the floor is paved with cement tiles from Granada Tile.
The garden patio of this Oakland home features sleek chairs from , the bench is in the style of Lutyens, the windows are by and the exterior is painted in .
At a rustic Los Angeles abode, the guest room patio features a cocktail midcentury table and daybed (which has cushions covered in a ) by .
In the garden pavilion of a historic upstate New York home, a vintage garden table from Finch, in Hudson, is surrounded by dining chairs and illuminated by a pendant light from . The tropical-root table is from Mecox, and the rug is from .
At a Montana getaway designed by Ken Fulk, the outdoor fireplace is flanked by a pair of sheepskin-covered moose-antler chairs. The table is made from an antique snowshoe, and the rug is buffalo hide.
The back patio of a Uruguayan country home — one of four on the property — has a view of a lake. The iron chairs came from a castle in the south of France and the table was made by Ghesquière. The hammock makes the most of the limited space, creating the perfect place to nap and read while enjoying the scenery.
Beside the pool of a historic Long Island farmhouse, the awning is made of salvaged corrugated-and-wired glass, and the custom outdoor furniture is topped with cushions covered in a . The pool surround and patio are of Kota stone and the topiaries are boxwood.
In Rachel Lee Hovnanian's Greenwich Village townhouse, a spiral staircase leads to a pleasant, quaint patio. A black floral sculpture by stands out against a white wall.
On the veranda of this rustic Long Island home, the teak table is by , the wicker chairs are by , and the antique wood chairs are from . The pergola supports a wisteria vine and is surrounded by boxwood topiaries.
In this outdoor retreat in New York, a sofa by for is covered in a , the chairs and table are by and the cocktail table was custom designed for the space.
A sofa, cocktail table and chairs by sit on a patio in Palm Beach house overlooking the Atlantic. The cushions are upholstered in a , the rug is by and the landscape design is by Peggy Brazzeal.
An antique pendant light hangs above a Chippendale-style cocktail table on a bluestone patio at a Long Island estate. The table is surrounded by furniture with cushions covered in .
Cushions covered in a sit on teak furniture by on a small patio, shielded by boxwood hedge, outside a West Village townhouse.
A pergola covered in white wisteria shades a small patio area in a South Hampton, New York home. The reclaimed teak table is surrounded by rattan chairs with cushions from and a French iron chair.
A backyard patio is filled with unexpected furnishings: The wicker seating is painted in from Beall & Bell, the pillows are covered in a stripped design fabric by , and the folding chairs and painting hanging on the exterior of the house were both found at a Paris flea market.
The homeowners of this Moroccan abode make the most of a narrow patio by incorporating canvas-covered poufs by , a white wing chair by and white dining chairs by .
A table covered in a cloth by and antique garden chairs from Provence, France furnish a cozy brick patio outside a home in Normandy.
Tucked in Capri, an island in Naples, Italy, is a small charming patio decorated with sleek white armchairs and a table by .
Simple black mid-20th-century steel furniture and a sculpture by sit in a backyard patio leading to a beautiful green garden in a home in Paris.
Designer designed his poolside patio with comfort in mind by including a seating area paired with upholstered cushions (of his own design) mixed with other blue and white striped fabrics.
A custom-made seating area is covered in cushions encased in a dark Alys Beach, Florida. The teak lounge chairs are by and the Spanish hanging lanterns were found in Belgium.on a patio at a home in
A small wooden patio in Paris is a lunch time getaway decorated with lanterns by , a table covered with a fabric brought back from Tanzania and chairs by .
Pots of thyme, rosemary and a pomegranate tree sit on a small brick patio outside a Roman house with a view of St. Peter's Basilica. The wicker chaise longue and chair are by .