There's nothing better than enjoying a warm summer day or night outdoors.
One of our favorite things to do in the summer is to entertain family and friends outdoors on terraces and patios. You might be wondering what's the difference between a patio and terrace? A patio is Spanish descent, and generally works as a place for recreation or entertaining guests. While a terrace is usually connected to the home, either raised or not paved.
Depending on your preference, a patio or terrace is a great addition to any home. Let's take a look at these 11 examples and see how different outdoor spaces are styled and enjoyed.
This terrace looks spacious enough to entertain a large group of family and friends. Perfect for a summer gathering! You can spot the Spanish influence in the trellis and gorgeous bougainvillea.
How inviting is this patio? We love the classic wicker furniture and seafoam green cushions. Of course our favorite part of the patio is the pool! We can imagine taking a dip in the pool and enjoying a great barbacue outdoors.
This patio is a perfect place to escape to the outdoors. We love the planter boxes and colorful foliage. Although it's small, we can imagine this patio being a great place to enjoy a dinner and drink outdoors.
This patio is stunning! Green and inviting, we would love to sip wine in this garden. The colorful pottery and flowers give this patio a sense of relaxation with a Mediterranean flare!
A great terrace to enjoy the summer months and even some unexpected weather. The lounge furniture and potted plants are great accents to this outdoor space.
It feels like we stepped into the famous Lewis Carroll novel, Alice in Wonderland. The well trimmed hedges and eclectic decorations, like the chandelier and mismatched mirrors, give this patio so much personality!
We can imagine sipping tea around the wooden table and enjoying conversations under the evening sky. Everything in this patio feels storybook like and we love it!
Wow! This is the perfect patio to cozy up to for late night drinks or s'mores. It's a simple design and can be recreated in most backyards.
You can recreate this look with the help of a landscape architect, or consider installing it on your own. Just make sure to clear the space of any low hanging trees or brush.
What can we say, we love the simplicity of this outdoor patio. The combination of wood and tile brings warmth to this private backyard. We can imagine roaming the grassy outdoor space and feeling completely at peace with the surrounding forrest.
You come to this terrace to enjoy the city views! We can also admire the well laid out design and surrounding garden. A perfect place to relax and enjoy warm summer days.
Although this patio is simple in design, it works for enjoying meals outdoors and entertaining small groups of friends and family.