What Are Some Designs for a Small Backyard Patio?


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One design for a small backyard patio is a circle of cobble-edged brick amidst plantings of pyramidal evergreens, hydrangeas and prostrate shrubs that nearly hide an unattractive fence. Stepping stones set on a diagonal and buried in gravel lead to the circle from what is probably the house.

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Ground covers are found in the gravel between the stepping stones. The circle seats two simple chairs and a side table, and the entire space is lit with bollard lights.

Another small patio design is an outdoor room with a dining table set with candles and a dinner service, a fireplace, side chairs and potted plants arranged on a flagstone floor. A canvas sail shades the entire space.

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