Rate My Space contributor peus provided a sense of enclosure while still allowing views of the backyard: A planter railing holds potted plants that add color and texture (and privacy) to the space.
Rate My Space contributor Panagal created a lush, tropical look in her beautiful sunken patio reminiscence of her South America home. She and her husband built the retaining wall themselves. See more views of this colorful space.
A Moroccan-style pergola creates a relaxing, shady spot for this Florida yard. Sent in by Rate My Space contributor Bijioux.
The homeowners installed this patio underneath a large tree where they'd never had luck growing grass. Another set of brick stairs leads to a water garden and small bridge in a shady garden. Sent in by Rate My Space contributor miwankow.
A wood ceiling adds a warm and distinctive look to this stone patio. The palm-tree decoration on the fireplace covers a flat-screen TV. The ambience of the fireplace can also be appreciated from the vantagepoint of the spa and pool. Sent in by Rate My Space contributor katieg1128.
In Sight of the Garden
This destination patio offers views of a beautiful garden of perennials and grasses. Sent in by Rate My Space contributor www Djames
Fence and furniture seem the perfect color to enhance the restful ambiance of this small patio. Sent in by Rate My Space contributor 10957180.