35+ Beautiful Porch and Patio Designs for Every Season

It’s the season to start planning your outdoor projects and if you love to lounge and entertain outside, then these covered patio and porch design ideas will help get you started. These inviting spaces can be created in the front or back of your home and can be left open or screened for four-season enjoyment. 

Have a look below at our incredible collection of covered patio and porch design ideas to help you create your own outdoor oasis for relaxing and entertaining. Below each of the images, you will find further information on the projects along with the links to the sources of the designers responsible for the projects.

Tell Us: Which one of these covered patio and porch design ideas did you find most inspiring and why in the Comments below!


1. Transitional/Rustic Covered Porch. For this amazing porch, retractable patio doors open this space to the outdoors for four-season enjoyment. The wood-stained ceiling and beautiful chandelier add a polished element to this space. Stone pavers and a stone wood-burning fireplace provide the finishing touch to this impressive outdoor living space. (via Milestone Custom Homes)


2. Modern Outdoor Patio. This cozy space just off the kitchen has a custom fabricated steel fireplace. The cement walls are about 5 feet tall and act as a retaining wall for the hillside that this home was built into. Perfect for hosting or being outside privately, as it’s secluded from neighbors. The wall-mounted planter boxes are fabricated by a local metal company in Eugene, Oregon. (via Jordan Iverson Signature Homes)


3. Covered Patio With A Retractable Screen. This comfortable patio is an addition to a home in Dallas, Texas. Highlights to this space include relaxing outdoor furnishings, a brick fireplace with a TV, and an outdoor grill with custom cabinetry and ample countertop space. The furnishings are the Malta Teak from Restoration Hardware. This outdoor covered patio is 20′-0″ x 26′-0″ (via Yates Desygn)


4. A Rustic Lakefront Patio. Custom porch swing beds provide a cozy respite for this covered patio space with views of Lake Keowee, South Carolina. (via Tindall Architecture Workshop)


5. Contemporary Covered Loggia. This covered space in the backyard of a home in Toronto is somewhat secluded and provides a wonderful space to relax next to the flickering flames of the outdoor gas fireplace. These unique suspended sofas provide comfortable seating around a gas fireplace and views of the whole backyard. (via Betz Pools Limited)


6. Cool And Breezy Coastal Style. This modern coastal patio of a home in Manhattan Beach, California features comfortable teak furnishings seat around a brick and board and batten fireplace. This outdoor space also includes a kitchen with a raised bar top, perfect for serving food when entertaining guests. (via Breeze Giannasio Interiors)


7. Four-Seasons Covered Patio. This elegant space with views of nature offers a sitting and dining area for the ultimate outdoor entertaining. Chandeliers and wall sconces provide ambiance along with the gas fireplace. Retractable screens close this space off to shelter it from inclement weather. (via TONI SIMS design studio)


8. Outdoor Dining & Cooking. This covered patio is perfect for alfresco dining, featuring a custom polished concrete fire table with a steel trestle base. Along the wall, a cooking area is comprised of raw steel and reclaimed wood. A unique feature of this space is the vent hood, which has a motorized awning door that conceals a large outdoor TV. (Paul N. Brow, Architect)


9. Contemporary Chic Outdoor Kitchen. This covered outdoor space features a kitchen area with a grill, fridge, sink, and custom cabinetry. A brick fireplace in Chalkdust – TundraBrick TundraBrick by Eldorado Stone provides a focal point of this sophisticated outdoor space. A modern light fixture provides the finishing touch for a warm evening glow. (via Eldorado Stone)


10. Lush and Leafy Surroundings. A welcoming backyard porch of a home on Bainbridge Island, Washington is surrounded by nature for complete privacy and a feeling of tranquility. A concrete fireplace provides the focal point of this comfortable outdoor living space, accented by streamlined sofas and a pair of coffee tables for a modern touch. There is also a kitchen garden. (via Dana Webber Design Group)


11. Farmhouse Style Porch. This inviting porch is perfect for entertaining, featuring phantom screens, comfortable outdoor furnishings, and a beautiful stone-clad fireplace, See the rest of this fabulous home here: Tour this amazing farmhouse-style luxury home on Lake Minnetonka. (via L. Cramer Builders + Remodelers)


12. A Fireplace Focal Point. This rustic outdoor living space in Huntsville, Alabama features a soaring covered ceiling, teak furnishings, and a gorgeous stone-clad fireplace. The flooring is a stained concrete perimeter with an inlay of Belgard Pavers using Mega Arbel in the center and Urbana as a banding border. (via Turf Tamer)


13. Desert Prairie Patio. This exterior living area of a Scottsdale, Arizona home has a stair-stepped limestone fireplace and Hemlock wood ceilings. The Gloster tables were sourced from Inside/Out Showrooms. The sofa and lounge chairs are from Balboa Company, upholstered in Rene Cazares fabric. (via Drewett Works)


14. Elegant Covered Porch Design. The white-painted brick and wood ceiling provides a cozy respite in this backyard patio. Chandeliers and wall sconces will add evening time ambiance. A fireplace with fireballs gives a wonderful modern touch and extra ambiance while relaxing in front of the outdoor TV. (via Hudson Construction Group)


15. Inviting Screened Porch. This backyard porch of a home in Minneapolis, Minnesota is warm, earthy, and textural, yet feels light. Retractable screens help to achieve this aesthetic by hiding seamlessly within the trim and maximizing outdoor connections. A stone-clad fireplace provides convenient wood storage. Bluestone flooring and lantern-style light fixtures add the finishing touch to this relaxing outdoor space. (via TEA2 Architects)


16. An Outdoor Sanctuary. This Mediterranean-style backyard patio of a home in Santa Barbara features a cozy built-in stone bench next to the fireplace. A custom fabricated reed overhang enables natural light to filter through. (via DD Ford Construction)


17. Charming Farmhouse Porch. This welcoming porch of a home in Bluffton, South Carolina offers views of nature and beyond to the water. Highlights of this outdoor space include Bevelo copper gas lanterns, herringbone brick floor, and “Haint blue” tongue and groove ceiling. (via CS Thomas Construction)


18. Elegant Porch Design. In an Atlanta home, the porch provides a lovely, elegant, and welcoming setting. The relaxing bedswing was sourced from Southern Komfort. (via Allison Ramsey Architects)


19. Screened-In Farmhouse Porch. With countryside views in Litchfield County, Connecticut, this four-season space features comfortable rattan furnishings around a stone-clad fireplace. (via Joshua Smith)


20. French Provincial Porch. In a beautiful Greenwich, Connecticut country home, this heavy timber-covered structure’s focal point is the custom fireplace with log storage. Recessed infrared heaters help to provide warmth during the cooler seasons. Antique herringbone brick floor adds a touch of elegance to this space. (via Mockler Taylor Architects)


21. Cozy Entertaining Patio. A modern English farmhouse in Oregon offers an abundance of outdoor entertaining space including this cozy covered patio with a stone-clad fireplace and log storage. Comfortable outdoor furnishings are grouped around the fireplace for a relaxing ambiance and views of nature. The patio is a light exposed aggregate. The wood used on the ceiling is cedar with just a natural stain finish. See the rest of this fabulous home here: Modern English farmhouse in Oregon with cozy and inviting interiors. (via Westlake Development Group)


22. Mediterranean Outdoor Living. This outdoor paradise is surrounded by natural beauty for a feeling of relaxation. An outdoor kitchen includes stainless-steel appliances, a custom beverage fridge, and dark-stained raised panel cabinetry. A wood-burning fireplace is clad with El Dorado stone. The concrete flooring is a Fiberon deck material. The chandeliers add a touch of charm to this relaxing oasis. (via JRP Design & Remodel)


23. Victorian Cottage Porch. This back porch addition just off the living room has skylights in the ceiling to enhance natural light. Screens can close this space off for four-season enjoyment. The porch is about 8 1/2 feet wide x 15 feet long — small, yet cozy. (via Anne Architecture)


24. Mountain Modern Patio. This covered patio in Truckee, California provides serene forest views. A cold-rolled steel fireplace brings warmth to this outdoor space during the cooler months. The contemporary furnishings and an LED chandelier overhead provide a chic aesthetic to this mountain getaway. (via K. Donavan)


25. Modern Patio. This outdoor entertaining area of a home in Seattle has a shed-style roof with an outdoor kitchen, heaters, gas fireplace, and a TV. It has a super modern aesthetic with the white stone on the kitchen and fireplace, designed to complement the house. (via Timberline Patio Covers)


26. Coastal Modern Porch Design. This inviting covered porch features cedar shake and wood flooring for a relaxed atmosphere. The comfortable hanging chairs are from Serena & Lily. See the rest of this amazing home here: Stunning modern coastal home with inspiring details in Corona del Mar. (via Lindye Galloway Interiors)


27. Coastal Farmhouse Patio. A Massachusetts farmhouse near the coast offers this warm and welcoming covered patio with a cozy seating arrangement around a stone-clad fireplace. A dining area allows for alfresco dining throughout the warmer months with tranquil views of nature. (via Hutker Architects)

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