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Home in Provence
Home in Provence
Tongue in Cheek Antiques
In Provence in the south of France, Jean Bernard and Nathalie Masset have created a terrace to marry well with their seventeen century home. The Massets have added accentuating details that might go unnoticed to the eye because they correspond beautifully with the surroundings. Note the railroad tie border around the terrace, and the old cut stones around the tree.
My Houzz: Chic Boho Style for a Hawaii Apartment
My Houzz: Chic Boho Style for a Hawaii Apartment
Ashley Camper Photography
Photo: Ashley Camper © 2013 Houzz
Cottage chic stone patio photo in Hawaii with a roof extension
Garden
Garden
Lisa Borgnes Giramonti
Example of a cottage chic patio design in Los Angeles with no cover
Quaker Bluff Residence
Quaker Bluff Residence
Birdseye Design
Cottage chic patio photo in Burlington with a roof extension
Garden
Garden
Beccy Smart Photography
Beccy Smart Photography © 2012 Houzz
Inspiration for a shabby-chic style courtyard patio remodel in London
romantic home
romantic home
My Romantic Home
Inspiration for a shabby-chic style patio remodel in San Francisco with no cover
Romantic Cottage Garden
Romantic Cottage Garden
My Romantic Home
Inspiration for a shabby-chic style patio container garden remodel in San Francisco
Shabby-chic Style Patio
Shabby-chic Style Patio
Cottage chic patio photo in New York with a roof extension and a fireplace
Transformación casa familiar en Madrid
Transformación casa familiar en Madrid
Dafne Vijande
Revista El Mueble, cuadros WWW.carlosarriaga.blogspot.com
Patio - large shabby-chic style backyard patio idea in Madrid with an awning
New Orleans
New Orleans
PAGE | DUKE Landscape Architects
John Chiasson
Inspiration for a shabby-chic style patio remodel in New Orleans with a gazebo
romantic home
romantic home
My Romantic Home
Cottage chic patio photo in San Francisco with no cover
romantic home
romantic home
My Romantic Home
Cottage chic patio photo in San Francisco
Loggia
Loggia
User
Patio - shabby-chic style patio idea in Amsterdam
Vertical Gardens
Vertical Gardens
GreenSpace Vertical Gardens
Inspiration for a shabby-chic style backyard patio remodel in Melbourne with a pergola
My Houzz: Colorful Vintage Finds fill a Chic Modern Farmhouse
My Houzz: Colorful Vintage Finds fill a Chic Modern Farmhouse
Corynne Pless
Photo: Corynne Pless © 2013 Houzz
Example of a cottage chic patio design in New York with a fire pit
beverly drive - garden
beverly drive - garden
Sandy Koepke
Example of a cottage chic patio design in Los Angeles
Beautiful Boho in Venice Beach
Beautiful Boho in Venice Beach
Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture
Hammocks are a big part of the Shabby Chic world: a humble luxury, they find their way into myriad Shabby environments. Lily considers her garden her garden as another room in her cottage, hence her addition of a pretty plastic and practical rug. Photo Credit: Amy Neunsinger
Shabby-chic Style Patio
Shabby-chic Style Patio
Example of a cottage chic backyard patio design in Seattle with a gazebo
Houzz Tour
Houzz Tour
Dee Campling
Small cottage chic concrete paver patio photo in Gloucestershire
Houzz Tour
Houzz Tour
Dee Campling
Example of a small cottage chic patio design in Gloucestershire with an awning

Rustic, elegant and distinctly feminine, shabby-chic patios brim with character. Typically defined by an abundance of flowers, whitewashed woods and metal finishes, shabby-chic style is all about achieving a vintage, collected look. Whether you’re envisioning a spot to sit in the sun and read or the perfect place to host garden parties, allow the following shabby-chic patio ideas and photos to be your inspiration.


1. Color Scheme

Shabby-chic style relies on a lot of white, but the accent colors you choose to incorporate are just as important. Think rosey pinks contrasted against baby greens and sage. Or, if you prefer, accent with lavender and baby blue.

2. Chic Patio Set

One of the best ways to anchor the look and feel of your space is with a shabby-chic patio set. A metal table and chairs with intricate scrolling designs and a creamy white finish is classic. Soften it up with floral or striped seat cushions.

3. Elegant Curtains

If you’ve got a pergola or some other covering from which to hang curtains, go for it! They’ll add an elegant, old-world sensibility to your patio while providing welcome shade.

4. Shabby-Chic Flowers

While just about any flowers would look gorgeous on your shabby-chic patio, particular species just go so well with the style. Roses, tulips, hydrangea, lilacs and bluebells are all beautiful choices.

5. Wooden Table

Add a rustic touch with a small wooden table. Distressed blue, turquoise, green or yellow all look gorgeous if you prefer a bit of color.

6. Repurposed Objects

An easy shabby-chic decorating idea is to simply repurpose old objects. Watering cans and mason jars make great flower vases. Buckets and old tubs can be used as planters. You could even use an old dresser as a buffet sideboard.

7. Eccentric Accents

Don’t be afraid to be a little creative with your decor. If you can find them, hang up old chandeliers or bird cages. Big metal wall accents like stars, mirrors or signs will add personality.

8. Classic Wicker

Still looking for shabby-chic patio furniture ideas? Wicker sofas, tables and chairs work beautifully with this style and will give your space a more relaxed look.

9. Tile Patio

Instead of basic concrete, opt for something that’ll draw in the eye, like a tile, brick or stamped concrete patio.

10. Pea Gravel

Pea gravel looks more natural than concrete, and will blend seamlessly with grass and other greenery on your patio.

11. Soft Rug

If changing your patio hardscape isn’t an option, simply lay down a rug. Depending on the look you’re going for, you could choose a chunky woven jute rug or one with lots of color.

12. Umbrella or Shade Sail

Many patios rely on an umbrella for shade, but how to match one to a shabby-chic space? It’s hard to go wrong with crisp white, although you might consider opting for a shade sail instead.

13. Vine-Covered Trellis

Another way to add greenery, shade and natural beauty to your shabby-chic patio is with a trellis. Prop it against a wall, or install it within a planter to create a vine-covered screen.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a shabby-chic style patio renovation or are building a designer patio from scratch, Houzz has 669 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including LASPsystem and Lisa Borgnes Giramonti. Look through patio pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a shabby-chic style patio design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful shabby-chic style patio photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.