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One of the best things about summer (especially if you live in a place that's not always warm) is expanding your living space to the outdoors. And you don't need a giant backyard to do it. Whether you've got a small patch of grass or even just a balcony, there's a way to create a fresh and inviting space you'll love.
We get it—landscaping and scoring the perfect outdoor decor might seem intimidating, especially with kids running around , but you can still create a cost-effective space with an inviting vibe that's uniquely yours.
We searched the internet for the best patio ideas, and they are serious #patiogoals. The spaces are so dreamy you'll never want to leave the comfort of your own home for some R&R.
From herb gardens and stunning string lights to round pools to sleek grills, we found the best approachable outdoor patio ideas you can recreate along with some products to get you there:
3. Lanterns & lighting
9. Poll vibes only
11. Light & airy
14. Brick & greens
15. Pretty in pinks
16. Vacation living
17. Chic patio style
18. Grill & chill
19. Black & white
20. Farmhouse living
21. Summer chillin'
A version of this story was published July 22, 2020. It has been updated.