Protected by the home on all four sides, this architectural feature can hardly be called a trend since it’s been around almost as long as mankind has been building houses. Fresh air, a view of the sky, natural light and privacy make courtyards enticing spots. Here are seven features showing up in the most popular patio photos uploaded to Houzz from January to March of this year, as measured by the number of people who have saved them to their idea books.
- The popular way to decorate a patio is currently by bringing the indoors out.
- Ways to cook, including kitchens and fireplaces, are a popular patio accessory.
- Stone is a popular choice for decorating in walls, flooring, and more when working with outdoor patio designs.
“This open structure makes the stone patio feel more defined as an outdoor room. The glow from the lights hung overhead make it a wonderful place for an evening dinner.”