Amazing Patio Ideas to Create an Outdoor Paradise

The addition of a patio can make or break an outdoor space, which is why it’s important to get yours right. Providing not only a focal point for your garden, but somewhere to relax and enjoy it on sunny days, a good patio can function as your very own home-grown paradise, and there are plenty of ways to make it pop. We turned to our talented Hometalkers to collate some of the best ideas out there.

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Patio Decorating Ideas: Go All Out with Your Walls

Your walls might not instantly spring to mind when it comes to overhauling your patio, but unleashing your creativity on them can create something amazing. A few tubes of

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Cheap Patio Ideas: Add Some Flowers and Foliage

While your patio may naturally be paved, even spaces that are solely made of concrete benefit from the addition of some greenery. If you don’t have soil borders, it’s

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cheap patio plant ideas

Small Patio Ideas: Grow an Herb Garden

Patios can be a great way to make the most of limited space, so why not take this idea to the next level by adding a cute little herb garden too? Using a recycled table

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Paver Patio Ideas: Flagged and Fabulous

The flooring you choose is a prime factor in creating and shaping your aesthetic, and flagstones are an ideal choice. Elegant, traditional, and perfect for adding

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flagstone patio pavers

Paver Patio Ideas: Go Faux

Flagstone patios look fantastic, but if they’re not within your budget, go with the next best thing: faux! As talented Hometalker Alicia W demonstrates, even the plainest

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inexpensive outdoor patio pavers

Patio Decorating Ideas: Artsy and Intricate

The beauty of DIY is that you get to put your own spin on home décor ideas, and this is one way to go all out! Intricate, artsy, and eclectic, this gorgeously stenciled

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Covered Patio Ideas: A Roof for Alfresco Dining

Once your floor is looking fabulous, think about adding a roof for alfresco dining opportunities.You can either build beneath an existing carapace, as this Hometalker

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Outdoor Patio Ideas: Add a Fire Pit

One of the most important things to remember when you’re designing your patio is that it should be functional. A fire pit can help with this. Giving you a warm and cozy

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stone patio fire pit

Backyard Patio Ideas: Create a Pretty and Practical Walkway

A good patio is one you can use all year round, which means there are certain practical additions you’d do well to incorporate. If the space is surrounded by softer

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flagstone patio pavers

DIY Patio Ideas: Design Your Own Pallet Furniture

Every patio should have a place to sit, and one clever idea to help keep costs down is to recycle old pallets.You’d be surprised by how easy it is to transform these from

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DIY patio pallet furniture

Cheap Patio Ideas: Recycle and Reuse

DIY projects offer a great chance to recycle and reuse old or unwanted furniture, and you’d be surprised by the treasures you can find.  Take this rusty old patio set,

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DIY outdoor patio furniture

DIY Patio Ideas: Turn Sun-Bleached into Seaside Chic

Once furniture starts to look worn and sun-bleached, lots of us are tempted to throw it out and buy a replacement. Instead, we urge you to take advantage of the

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DIY painted wood patio furniture

Cheap Patio Ideas: Make the Most of Pretty Metalwork

Delicate metalwork is dreamy and romantic, making it the ideal pick for paradisiacal patios. Luckily, there are lots of old and unloved examples out there, meaning you

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DIY painted metal patio furniture

DIY Patio Ideas: Be Inspired by Rretro Ice Cream Parlors

If there’s one set-up that perfectly captures the essence of outdoor dining, it’s retro ice cream parlors. That’s why they act as the ideal inspiration for alfresco

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