Pretty Patios, Porches, and Pergolas

Decks and patios enhance a beautiful backyard. A great porch or patio idea can help you create an outdoor living area to add to the character of your home. Whether you're decorating a new porch, making over your outdoor patio, or building a pergola from scratch, our inspirational and how-to content on porches, patios, and pergolas is sure to help you decide what to do for your next outdoor project.
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81 Pretty Porch Ideas for the Perfect At-Home Escape
Draw attention to your porch with some tasteful contrast. Here, the textured black walls create a cozy space and help the white trim and ceiling look clean and modern. The natural textures in the decoration help balance it out to create a truly rustic-modern blend. #simpleporchideas #cuteporchfurniture #bhg
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81 Pretty Porch Ideas for the Perfect At-Home Escape
The ideal summer entertaining space combines the best of the indoors (comfortable and bug-free) with the best of the outdoors (green and breezy). This screen porch does exactly that using DIY projects, casual decor, and plants. #colorfulpatio #colorfulporchideas #fourseasonsroom #bhg
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30 Back Porch Ideas to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space
Natural wood and slightly vaulted ceilings immediately give this screened-in back porch a rustic feel. A hanging daybed matches the porch's casual design. For back porch ideas on a budget that add extra seating, consider placing just a few folding chairs in the space. #cozybohoporch #porchswingideas #backporchideas #cozyporchideas #bhg
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30 Back Porch Ideas to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space
This small back porch idea uses distressed wood floors to create a rustic look. An overhang from the house adds shade, while string lights make the space usable after dark. A wooden rocking chair and small loveseat complete the farmhouse-style porch. #cottagecorepatio #backporchideas #cozyporchideas #bhg
the back patio is decorated with white furniture and tropical plants, including palm trees in the background
30 Back Porch Ideas to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space
A porch swing is a great back porch idea for a budget-friendly seating solution. Suspended from the ceiling, the swing takes up less space than an outdoor loveseat or sofa, making the porch feel more open. #porchswingideas #backporchideas #cozyporchideas #bhg
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30 Back Porch Ideas to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space
Make use of the roof overhang from your home to provide shade for the back porch. This design also includes fans installed in the ceiling to help circulate cool air. Though the space isn’t large, a couple of comfy rocking chairs against the exterior home walls form a simple seating area. #modernpatio #backporchideas #cozyporchideas #bhg
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31 Apartment Patio Ideas That Maximize Outdoor Space
Channel a Parisian cafe vibe on your patio and get a bistro set where you can start your day with a cup of coffee—and a flaky croissant, of course! A bistro set is an excellent option for an apartment patio since it’s compact and typically inexpensive, but provides seating, a practical surface, and a stylish touch. #apartmentideas #apartmentpatio #patioideas #bhg
an outdoor patio with chairs and tables in the middle of it, surrounded by trees
35 Paver Patio Ideas to Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Space
Consider planting moss or grass between stones rather than sand or rocks for a paver patio idea that gives a cottage look. #paverpatio #paverpatioideas #patioideas #bhg
These outdoor patio ideas will make your backyard living space a comfortable, welcoming place for friends and family to relax and enjoy. #patio #outdoorfireplace #patiofurnitureideas #bhg Fireplace Patio Covered, Outdoor Fireplace Patio Covered, Outside Living Spaces Covered Patios, Dreamy Patio, Dream House Garden, Yard Remodel, Covered Backyard, Outdoor Covered Patio, Haus Am See
43 Outdoor Patio Ideas for a Place You’ll Never Want to Leave
These outdoor patio ideas will make your backyard living space a comfortable, welcoming place for friends and family to relax and enjoy. #patio #outdoorfireplace #patiofurnitureideas #bhg
a hammock hanging from the ceiling in a porch with blue and white furniture
20 Screened-In Porch Ideas for an Inviting Outdoor Escape
Let your inner child come out to play with creative and cheerful screened-in porch ideas like those seen here. The brightly colored couch and side chairs offer plenty of seating, but you could also relax in the hammock while listening to the birds singing nearby. #screenedinporch #porch #bhg
an outdoor dining area with wicker chairs and table set for four, surrounded by pink flowers
31 Apartment Patio Ideas That Maximize Outdoor Space
For timeless charm, furnish your apartment patio with an outdoor dining table and rattan chairs. Use a mix of bistro-style chairs and rattan armchairs for a more casual feel and visual variety, and make them extra comfy with plush seat cushions and patterned throw pillows.#apartmentideas #apartmentpatio #patioideas #bhg
a wooden deck with green chairs and plants
14 Dreamy Before-and-After Deck Makeovers
Searching for deck renovation ideas? Look no further than our list of deck before-and-after transformations! They'll inspire you to get started ASAP. #patioideas #deckmakeoverideas #outdoormakeover #bhg
a porch with white chairs on it and a blue building in the backround
18 Deck Decorating Ideas for a Stylish Outdoor Room
Get inspired by our deck decorating ideas for spaces of all sizes, from compact terraces to sprawling backyard entertaining spaces. #patioideas #patiofurniture #bhg
It’s never too late to find a new favorite color. Shea Watson was devoted to a black-and-white palette for most of her life, until she and her husband, Matt, bought a century-old beach cottage in Southern California that dared her to shake things up #greenhomedecor #backyard #patioideas  #bhg Raili Clasen, Beach Cottage Design, Historic Cottage, Gardening Trends, Outdoor Paradise, Interior Design Elements, Old Cottage, Small Space Diy, Brick Patios
Green Accents Transform This SoCal Home and Garden into an Oasis
It’s never too late to find a new favorite color. Shea Watson was devoted to a black-and-white palette for most of her life, until she and her husband, Matt, bought a century-old beach cottage in Southern California that dared her to shake things up #greenhomedecor #backyard #patioideas #bhg
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17 Ways to Update Your Deck for Laidback Outdoor Living
Hanging baskets are a popular decorating choice on decks and for good reason. A few hanging baskets help soften the open sides of covered-deck spaces with lush blooms and foliage. #patioideas #hangingplants #outdoorideas #bhg