The large floor-to-ceiling windows and glass door provide an expansive feel from this elegant rooftop apartment onto the modern patio. Softly spotlit trees in planters next to the doors and wood decking add natural texture. Additional lighting over the door spotlights the area while adding to safety and security.
Another example of seamlessly blending the inside with the outside. The lovely fireplace, Oriental rug and modern white chairs provide a focal point. Step off the covered area and out into the open air patio.
Many modern patio designs incorporate fireplaces or fire pits. This design transitions from the interior down a flight of steps to the right, past the warming fireplace, and out onto the patio. It's the perfect spot for entertaining. Guests can take their drinks and snacks from the home out into the night, gather by the fireplace, or sit comfortably out on the patio itself.
Here is a unique take on modern patio design. Although this poolside space appears small, the use of individual umbrellas over the deck chairs, rather than a large overhanging canopy or pergola, provides comfortable shade and a modern architectural touch. White provides a clean, summery color.
This small, secluded space tucked behind an urban home uses bright, cheery yellow on the chair cushions to accent them against the plants. A small fountain against the stucco wall provides ambiance and a focal point in an otherwise bland space.
Modern patio designs can be incorporate into more traditional homes too. This lovely patio uses wood decking, soft peach colored walls, and Moravian star lighting to add modenr touches to what could potentially be a stuffy and boring patio. The result is a classic, updated Traditional design that incorporates some elements of modern patio design.
This is another example of the use of color to add punch to a modern patio design. The green trim, posts, and patio furniture provide a comfortable accent against the cream-trimmed doors, wood decking, and wooden furniture.
A focal point is an area that draws the eye, creating an instant 'look.' In this photo, the water element against the gently arched wall provides a simple focal point. Classic patio chairs make this modern patio comfortable and simple.
If you entertain frequently, adding an element such as a fireplace or fire pit provides a gathering spot for guests, particularly on a chilly evening. After guests swim in this in ground pool, they can take their drinks to the firepit and gather for conversation.
Many modern patio concepts incorporate fully equipped outdoor kitchens. The stainless steel appliances and range hood and simple white bench-style table and seats make this patio an entire outdoor kitchen. Cook the entire meal outside during hot summer months.
This modern patio uses a space between two buildings. A lattice-work pergola is painted the same shade as the Dutch-style doors and accent furniture, bringing together the entire look with natural, earth toned colors.
This simple modern patio incorporates simple elements into an elegant, comfortable designs. The family can gather quite comfortably at the wrought iron table and chairs or cook on the stainless steel barbecue grill. The home provides shade, and the overhang over the grill shields it from the elements.