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16 Inviting Backyard Patios For Relaxing Summer Nights

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Ahhh warm summer nights… a time to gather with friends and family in your backyard patios to share a meal and enjoy the great outdoors.

…..or a time to stare at your patio cooking up lists in your head of all the improvements you want to make this summer.

Or maybe a little bit of both. It seems the backyard patio is the one “room” of the home that is a never ending project. Whether its annual flowers that need replanting, fences and posts that need repainting, or weathered furniture that needs replacing. It never stops.

16 Inviting Backyard Patios For Relaxing Summer Nights - Check out these inspiring backyards where you can chill in the great outdoors and spend quality family time taking in those warm summer breezes. | https://heartenedhome.com

So I’ve curated 16 absolutely fabulous patios that are inviting and bursting with ambiance for the perfect night in. There are so many great ideas to inspire a unique backyard patio where you will WANT to relax in all summer long!

Where can you see yourself?

1. Swaying in a hammock by the fireplace

What’s not to love about this patio. The hammock brings a tropical resort feel to this space, complete with a luxurious gas fireplace that is central and can be enjoyed from everywhere.

16 Inviting Backyard Patios For Relaxing Summer Nights - Check out these inspiring backyards where you can chill in the great outdoors and spend quality family time taking in those warm summer breezes. | https://heartenedhome.com

2. Visiting with friends under the extended covered patio.

I love how the extended pergola that covers this patio allows for the space to have 4 different functional areas! On the far side is the outdoor kitchen and grilling area, with dining right next to it. Followed by a comfy conversation set, great for afternoon cocktails! Then on the end you have the beautiful circular fire pit which is sure to drum up a night of lively conversation.
16 Inviting Backyard Patios For Relaxing Summer Nights - Check out these inspiring backyards where you can chill in the great outdoors and spend quality family time taking in those warm summer breezes. | https://heartenedhome.com

3. Close to nature by the trees and under the stars

This patio is a nature lovers dream with the lush landscaping as a backdrop to the gorgeous natural stonework that makes up this patio space. Dine in the elevated covered patio space, then move to the real fire pit under the stars. Can’t you just hear the crickets chirping?
16 Inviting Backyard Patios For Relaxing Summer Nights - Check out these inspiring backyards where you can chill in the great outdoors and spend quality family time taking in those warm summer breezes. | https://heartenedhome.com

4. Playing a friendly board game fireside

The deep spaciousness of the seating around this awesome fire pit allows for more than just roasting marshmallows! Couple that with some fresh home-made pizza right out of the pizza oven and your in for a fantastic evening. I know this from experience 😉  Out pizza oven is hands down the best investment we EVER made to our patio.

16 Inviting Backyard Patios For Relaxing Summer Nights - Check out these inspiring backyards where you can chill in the great outdoors and spend quality family time taking in those warm summer breezes. | https://heartenedhome.com

5. Hosting a dinner party on the terrace

The large overhead beams and slats coupled with the red brick walls make this space feel more like a swanky terrace, perfect for hosting a delightful Soiree.  And oh so much wine!

16 Inviting Backyard Patios For Relaxing Summer Nights - Check out these inspiring backyards where you can chill in the great outdoors and spend quality family time taking in those warm summer breezes. | https://heartenedhome.com

6. Take an evening dip then snuggle

Because that’s exactly what I would do with this amazing patio. Did you notice the built in heaters over the seating area? Perfect for warming up after a night swim with your honey!
16 Inviting Backyard Patios For Relaxing Summer Nights - Check out these inspiring backyards where you can chill in the great outdoors and spend quality family time taking in those warm summer breezes. | https://heartenedhome.com

7. Watching the sunset as you sway by the fire

Who doesn’t love a good ole porch swing? Situated on either side of that fabulous fireplace overlooking the pool, its a good thing there are two swings in this design as I’m sure they are the most popular seats!
16 Inviting Backyard Patios For Relaxing Summer Nights - Check out these inspiring backyards where you can chill in the great outdoors and spend quality family time taking in those warm summer breezes. | https://heartenedhome.com

8. Unwinding in the great outdoors

Get cozy in this outdoor living room among the flowers and the night sky.
16 Inviting Backyard Patios For Relaxing Summer Nights - Check out these inspiring backyards where you can chill in the great outdoors and spend quality family time taking in those warm summer breezes. | https://heartenedhome.com

9. Partying on the patio

This spacious patio is great for hosting large amounts of guests for a friendly summer barbecue. The Adirondack style chairs and bar stools give the space a fun, vacation worthy feel. Perfect for setting the tone for a carefree evening with friends.
16 Inviting Backyard Patios For Relaxing Summer Nights - Check out these inspiring backyards where you can chill in the great outdoors and spend quality family time taking in those warm summer breezes. | https://heartenedhome.com

10. Escape to seaside breezes

Its amazing how a couple specific plants and colors can make you feel worlds away from your day to day. The well placed palm trees and climbing bougainvillea in this pretty patio give a tropical feel to this place, driven home with the nautical colors of the chairs around the fire pit make this a paradise worth escaping to.
16 Inviting Backyard Patios For Relaxing Summer Nights - Check out these inspiring backyards where you can chill in the great outdoors and spend quality family time taking in those warm summer breezes. | https://heartenedhome.com

11. Take a seat and enjoy the view

Bring the farmhouse look outdoors with these beautiful natural wood chairs and sofa, along with live edge coffee table. Even if you don’t have a beautiful mountainside to look out on, this rustic furniture and glowing fireplace is a sight to enjoy after a long day.
16 Inviting Backyard Patios For Relaxing Summer Nights - Check out these inspiring backyards where you can chill in the great outdoors and spend quality family time taking in those warm summer breezes. | https://heartenedhome.com

12. Dining al fresco in the company of friends

Nothing beats dining outdoors when the weather is nice. The warm wicker chairs and bright pops of yellow and blue in the pillows and napkins make this space a joy.
16 Inviting Backyard Patios For Relaxing Summer Nights - Check out these inspiring backyards where you can chill in the great outdoors and spend quality family time taking in those warm summer breezes. | https://heartenedhome.com

13. Chill out in stylish comfort

This patio puts new meaning to the term “netflix and chill” with its spacious comfy furniture under a covered patio and built-in tv over the fireplace. There’s even a pool when you want to take a break and get some physical activity and cool off. Yeah, I could spend entire weekends out there!
16 Inviting Backyard Patios For Relaxing Summer Nights - Check out these inspiring backyards where you can chill in the great outdoors and spend quality family time taking in those warm summer breezes. | https://heartenedhome.com

14. Cozy up in the hot tub

The recipe for a good night does in fact include soaking in a hot tub! After a nice soak you can even go get dry by the fire pit. String lights all around make this lovely outdoor abode even more ambient.
16 Inviting Backyard Patios For Relaxing Summer Nights - Check out these inspiring backyards where you can chill in the great outdoors and spend quality family time taking in those warm summer breezes. | https://heartenedhome.com

15. Find serenity in the sunset

Who wouldn’t feel relaxed with that beautiful sunset setting behind this mountain view. The warm glow of the firepit accentuates the orange hue of the setting sun and the large furniture invites you in to for an evening of lounging after a dip in the spa.
16 Inviting Backyard Patios For Relaxing Summer Nights - Check out these inspiring backyards where you can chill in the great outdoors and spend quality family time taking in those warm summer breezes. | https://heartenedhome.com

16. Find yourself in paradise

The fun fire features all around this patio take you away to an island inspired vacation in your own backyard. The sparkling pool and plentiful palm tress don’t hurt either 😉
16 Inviting Backyard Patios For Relaxing Summer Nights - Check out these inspiring backyards where you can chill in the great outdoors and spend quality family time taking in those warm summer breezes. | https://heartenedhome.com

So no matter how big or small your space or budget are, there are so many ways you can make your patio one that is inviting and inspires you to relax and enjoy life’s simple pleasures in the outdoors.

From hammocks to fire features, I hope you got some good ideas to incorporate into your next patio project to build yourself a little stay-cation worthy yard. What was your favorite?

xoxo, Christi

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