25 Pretty Little Porches & Patios
The time has come to bring some much-needed love to your outdoor spaces. Whether you’re working with a tiny porch or a pint-sized patio, the right combination of outdoor seating, greenery and color is all you need to bring a dull space back to life after a long winter.
From the perfect porch swing to planters and outdoor textiles, spring into the season with these effortless ideas from around the web.
The combination of color and texture brings depth to this small porch. A navy, coral and white palette creates a coastal vibe that feels fresh for the season.
In this beautiful bohemian outdoor sanctuary, exotic textiles and lush greenery bring a dose of California cool, regardless of location.
Color, pattern and plenty of texture create a laid-back look in this boho backyard patio. An outdoor rug warms up the floor and oversized pillows create more seating when space is limited.
If your porch roof is strong and mighty, a hanging bench is a fun and unexpected addition. This pillow party features the wonderful patterns and vibrant textiles of Katie Kime.
Catch a summer snooze or some reading time in this hanging love seat made from natural rattan. A cushion-topped bench provides additional seating, while pillows in the same palette tie the two together.
Layering rugs is a great way to add dimension to a small space. A striped outdoor rug above a textured jute rug creates an earthy, yet contemporary look in this enclosed porch.
A mini hammock in black and white stripes is a sophisticated spin on the relaxed design trend.
Who says alfresco dining is only for the backyard? A patio is the perfect place to dine, garden and people watch all at once. This multifunctional patio’s bold bistro set is softened with a textured jute rug and surrounding planters.
Farmhouse-inspired details bring a hint of country to this city porch. A small bistro set creates an intimate dining area, while wall art brings the indoors out.
While lush flowers never hurt, the true showstopper on this porch nook is the blue feather-printed pillow that brings a boho vibe to the vintage bench.
Varying textures and styles come together for a charming and eclectic mix of alfresco dining furniture. A wall lattice wrapped with minimal ivy is a simple way to create separation among neighboring tenants on an apartment balcony.
Bold Acapulco chairs pair nicely with a rope-wrapped table to create a modern, yet exotic back patio design.
In this understated back porch setting, the Acapulco chair flies under the radar as this pretty pastel planter takes the stage.
We love how H&H‘s Joel Bray utilized this cottage veranda by creating an entryway outdoors with all the fixings from the console to the wall hooks.
Feeling minimalist? These rounded mesh chairs create a Zen ambience for the perfect quiet corner.
If you’re lucky enough to be blessed with a private porch or balcony straight off your bedroom, go for a breezy, dream-like feel with soft pastels and macrame textiles like in this Barbados beach house.
Instead of a paint job, refresh tired outdoor furniture with casual throws for a cozy nook that feels cool and collected.
It’s all in the details. A birds’ eye view catches this patio in its prime, with a patterned rug, umbrella and wall-hung bird feeders on display.
Black and white striped patio chairs bring drama to this outdoor space, creating a French-inspired look against the azure shutters.
A cottage porch substitutes Muskoka chairs for butterfly chairs and tiki umbrellas resulting in a beachy, resort feel. Who needs Hawaii when you have the ultimate island paradise right at your doorstep?
Looking for the ultimate hideout? Furnish your patio with seating for one, and layer the rest with lush flowers, planters, soft accents and your favorite reading material.
This hardworking narrow porch stoop still functions as a relaxing outdoor oasis thanks to its abundance of earthy, natural materials, soft pastel throws and planters.
In this Auckland, New Zealand, beach home, a gracious porch has just enough space for an outdoor living room. Global accents and textiles meld with modern furnishings for an on-trend look.
In this bungalow porch remodel, two adjacent seating options offer homeowners and guests alike the opportunity to mingle or relax in solitude. The sea blue curtains pull it together for a relaxed cabana-like feel.
Black brings a contemporary look to this outdoor space. A touch of white and greenery keeps the moody hue from overwhelming.