These patio ideas from Instagram are summer goals

10 awesome patio ideas that will make your backyard the place to be this summer.

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Warmer weather is upon us and summer is peeking around the corner (hey, friend!). Since it looks like we'll all be continuing to spend most of our time at home, there's never been a better time to turn the patio ideas of your dreams into a reality.

Need some inspiration? We opened up our "Saved" folder on Instagram to come up with 10 patio ideas that will give you some #goals to help redesign your space, regardless of size, budget, or location. Check them out below, and then visit our patio furniture sales page for the best deals on everything you need to execute your vision (we update it weekly).

Our favorite patio ideas from Instagram

1. An urban oasis

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A photo posted by on on Dec 30, 2019 at 11:42pm PST

For the city slickers with private outdoor space, this patio is ultimate #goals. The string lights create a whimsical atmosphere and the floor lanterns add practical but perfect mood lighting. The mixture of natural wood, black, and white provides a relaxing vibe. The apartment dwellers that set up this dream patio imported their own greenery to create a more authentic outdoorsy vibe.

2. Dinner with a view

If you're lucky enough to be the owner of a backyard pool, enjoy it to the fullest by turning the deck into your new favorite dinner spot with an outdoor table and chairs.  This set from CB2 is sleek and modern, and large enough to host friends once it's safe to do so. 

3. Fireside chat

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A photo posted by on on May 6, 2020 at 7:43am PDT

Despite summer’s mid-day high temperatures, many states have chillier summer nights. This patio set is big enough for the entire family to gather 'round. Given the table’s size, you can even set up your own s'mores bar and let everyone build their own. We love how plush the seat cushions look, perfect for long evenings sitting outside and talking.

4. A small space, big style patio idea

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Regardless of how big your patio space is, you can still glam up your space. This black-and-white patio couch set looks ready to welcome movie stars. Adding a sectional couch to your patio set up helps recreate the coziness of your family room and allows for extra seating or provides room to spread out and read a book. The two-toned coffee table accents the couch perfectly. If you’re looking to cover up old shingles or just want to add a little more flair, consider hanging (weather-friendly) art to add an extra drool-worthy design feature.

5. Swing into serenity

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A photo posted by on on May 12, 2020 at 12:40pm PDT

Spend summer on your backyard swing. This all-white patio features a hanging swing that’s perfect for passing the day away. A swing is a relaxing, eye-catching feature that also adds seating to your patio set up. The wicker compliments the all-white patio and helps provides a Scandinavian design element to this outdoor paradise.

6. Sit for a summer snack

Can our whole life look this beautiful? 🌺 Target

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We’ve all be spending a lot of time outdoors, so as soon as the weather warms up, take advantage and move mealtime outside. This outdoor dining table elevates “dining-in” to a new level. The Target table accents create a fun, colorful tablescape. If you can’t decide what type of outdoor chairs you want, take inspiration from this setup with wicker chairs, low-back chairs, and a bench.

7. Grill in style

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Summer nights smell like food on the grill. Give yourself a proper cooking station, like this patio. The grill area has plenty of counter space to help the chef juggle a few plates or it can be used as a serving station. Your family can then take their plates and curl up on the huge half-moon shaped outdoor couch. As the temperatures drop, turn on the fire in the center of the coordinating table.

8. Throw a poolside patio party


Even if you’re quarantining with just your family, make it a party. With a grill area that’s this great, you’ll want to be cooking up a feast from lunch through dinner. The latticework conjures a poolside hotel bar, while the water feature in the pool helps create a soothing trickling sound that will make your whole family feel more serene during these stressful times. If you’re tired from partying and need some more shade, head to the couch for an al fresco nap.

9.Patio ideas on a budget

Create your dream backyard by shopping the clearance rack. This comfy patio was created by finding clearance sales at Target and Michael’s. If you love a vintage decor theme, head to sites like Etsy, Craigslist to find affordable, unique outdoor table options. If you want some extra privacy while hanging outside, consider hanging up some durable curtains. Add some string lights and you’ll forget you’re in your backyard.

10. Create an outdoor kid’s corner

Spending all day outside sounds dreamy, but first, you need to occupy the kids. A great way to do it? With fun outdoor toys that inspire imaginative play. The local ice cream truck will probably have some social distancing rules this summer, so bring the ice cream cart into the safety of your backyard as this blogger did. The black and white canopy is cute and pairs well with the preexisting decor. (Sadly, this Target cart is no longer in stock online, but try Maisonette, Coggles, and Target  for similar options). 

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