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16 Creative Patio Garden Ideas

These are my favorite outdoor patio garden and landscaping ideas for small or a bit bigger spaces.

And of course, they are easy to manage and will not force you to spend more time in maintenance.

I know how a small patio can add tremendous value to your outdoor space whether in the front yard or backyard. Plus, it will be a meeting spot for family gossip and stuff on a chilly day.

And if you put a fireplace there the cold days will become more enjoyable with your friends and family.

The ideas are huge and that is why I have chosen these patio ideas so that you can expand them as you like. Okay! So here we go.

1. Set Up a Patio for Your Whole Family

luxury patio with grill machine
Jeff Sandquist on Flickr

I know it is kind of luxurious as the design will cost good money. But you can not say that this patio idea is not that unique.

The backed wooden fence wall with those small climbing plants is the first attraction spot for anyone who comes along.

And not to mention the grill for a small family party.

I think the only thing missing here is a good-looking fire pit. What do you think?

2. Set Up a Small Table Patio with a Shed

shed patio in the backyard
Wonderlane on Flickr

Let’s come back to the affordability. You can get this design as it does not cost that much.

Yes, the big umbrella may cost you but the chair and the table, I think, are available in your house. Just set them up and you are done here.

3. Get this Potten Man Design

patio garden and landscaping

When selecting ideas, I was sure that this is not what you would find related to this topic. But I just can not ignore the beauty of this design.

You don’t need a table and a few chairs. Just set up a few potted plants in a way that creates a human with hands, legs, and hair.

There is no maintenance work and you never have to move the patio when it rains. Is not cool?

4. A Forest Like Patio

forest like patio garden

I have only chosen this idea because of those hanging plants on the wall. Yes, the wall is a bit dirty as they never cleaned it for ages. But you can.

Just set up a few hanging plants here and set those wooden colorful chairs in the backyard to enjoy this patio garden idea.

It is easy to set up but will take time to cover the whole place.

5. Get this Fresh Patio Design

outdoor patio with climbing plants

I do not have a wooed for it neither I come up with a name that fits this design.

You can build using the stone floor, wooden chairs, and comfy white pillow, and those climbing plants side by side on the pillar.

Plus, a few colorful flowers in the front will not be that bad in this design.

Go for it if you hate maintenance work as this idea is heaven for you.

6. Just Place Some Chairs in the Walkway

small backyard patio
Seán A. O’Hara on Flickr

This is what I think is the simplest patio garden idea out there. But growing those flowers and plants and those potted plants will take good time.

Plus, there is good maintenance work and daily cleaning is mandatory or the design will get cluttered and will look like a huge mess.

But for a small design, you can go for it.

7. Get an Outdoor Chilling Place Like This

wooden floor outdoor patio

The design looks a bit luxurious but it is not. It is quite common, especially for a big yard.

You can see there is a playground for kids and the moms can chill on the chairs over the patio and gossip.

Just put some chairs and a table and have some coffee. That is it.

8. A Small Backyard Chilling Area

cottage patio design

The above ideas are very suitable for bigger yards but for small yards, this may suit you better, I think.

You can soak sunlight on cold days and watch your kids play and do your things.

Just add some decoration around it with plants and pots and the area will look great.

9. A Redish Patio Garden

backyard patio
NyplantingCC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Just see how reddish everything is! They have carefully selected the plants and the color of the wood (or just painted them) so that they look what they want with no margin of error.

You do not need to do the same. Just take the inspiration and build your own with a simple design.

10. A Simple Backyard Patio

simple DIY patio

My final idea is this simple backyard patio.

Just set a few chairs, add some potted plants and a privacy fence made of wood or plants and the patio will become complete.

There is nothing extra to talk about his garden design.

11. Build it for the a Big Family Gagering

outdoor deck landscape
Zehra Naqvi88CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

12. Just Get Some Potted Flowers

garden backyard flowers potted

13. Choose Your Color

pink garden pottery

14. Set Up Some Chairs Over there

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15. Get Everythign You Need

patio garden
rachel_bernadette on Flickr

16. Go Complete Wooden

garden furniture sit table

Last Words

So these are my favorite patio garden and landscaping ideas that I highly recommend for small and bigger spaces.

But just take inspiration as building them will take some professionalism to complete. Hope you got it.

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Nazim Ali is an engineer who loves fixing things at home. He loves to try new things and share the knowledge with the world.