Are you looking to add more privacy to your patio space? Creating a backyard enclosed patio gives you a place to have parties with close friends or read one of your favorite books while stretched out, and no one can see you.
Kids and adults love to spend time outside, whether it’s playing games, splashing in your pool, or simply enjoying nature and the beautiful weather. A patio space is awesome – it gives you a place to sit that isn’t in the grass, but if you have a way to enclose the area, it prevents neighbors from seeing you.
It also adds a touch of elegance that we all love.
Let’s take a look at some different enclosed patio ideas to give you inspiration for a new space.
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The Reasons Why You Want a Backyard Enclosed Patio
You don’t have to build an entire room to create a backyard enclose patio. You can put up curtains or a pergola to give yourself the privacy you want.
Here are some reasons why you might want to enclose your patio.
Privacy & Security
If you want to spend time outside with privacy, perhaps while reading a book in silence, enclosed patios give that to you. You can have time with your family with screens and privacy but keep the area functional
Some furniture doubles as storage as well, such as benches and ottomans. They look great but also hold pillows, outdoor toys, and other must-haves.
More Usable Space
Depending on the design of your backyard enclosed patio, the space may extend your usable living space. Furniture and decor transforms the outdoor space into a place you want to enjoy.
More Time to Use Your Patio
Adding an enclosed area is a great way to extend the use of your patio. An outdoor patio is only usable depending on weather conditions, but if you enclose the space with some sort of roof or protection, you can sit outside if it’s rainy.
12 Backyard Enclosed Patio Ideas
Pergola with Greenery
One of the easiest ways to create an enclosed patio is to put up a large pergola, and if you want even more privacy, drape curtains on the side. This space has plenty of tropical plants in large pots and hanging baskets.
Put a gas fire pit in the middle, surrounded with cozy seating including two armchairs and a large couch and plush outdoor pillows. This style works great for those with a small patio but still want to have privacy.
The Coastal Vibe
Give your enclosed patio a coastal vibe with the right elements. The cane chairs around a large table and grey wicker chairs give you plenty of space to hang out with your friends and family.
A dining area is a must!
The wicker, pendant lighting brings even more coastal vibes with plenty of crisp whites and hints of natural wood. This patio space is right beside the pool, giving you a place to watch your children splash while enjoying lunch.
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This space feels like you’re in the middle of a garden with bushes and plants all around the patio. The table is traditional and feels like it belongs in your dining room rather than your patio, perfect for those late night dinner parties with friends.
The dark wood pergola gives you the privacy you want and the plants add layers of intimacy. String solar lights throughout the pergola for those dinner parties, and the adorable white lanterns on the table add intimacy.
Create a Small, Cozy Space
If you don’t have a lot of space to give for a large patio, consider making a compact, cozy space, perhaps in a small glass patio enclosure. The large windows bring in plenty of natural light, so you feel like you’re outside.
Add a cozy daybed or chaise lounge sofa to stretch out for afternoon naps. Add a tiered wicker tray for a makeshift bar for those after dinner cocktails. Small and intimate is perfect for having friends over.
Curtains Rather Than Walls
If you don’t have walls, that’s ok! Adding curtains instead of walls gives you the cabana style that makes you feel like you are at the beach.
This space feels intimate with the white, flowy curtains and large sectional outdoor couch. The teak-style coffee table provides a place for you to kick up your feet or have drinks with friends.
Enclosed Pool with the Patio
You see these styles of enclosed backyard patios in Florida, but if you have a pool, you can recreate it anywhere. This is a metal and glass enclosure for your pool with draped lighting.
Don’t forget ceiling fans! They help to spread the fresh air throughout your shaded patio space.
Add wicker lounge chairs around your pool, a grill, and a table with chairs to create a space to have meals while your kids swim.
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Natural, Boho Vibe
The bohomien style is perfect for any enclosed patio. This kind of patio makes you want to sit on the couch or that hanging chair with a good book while your dog rests in the sun.
It’s easy to recreate this space. It’s not an attached room; all you need is sheer outdoor curtains to give the space the privacy you want.
An outdoor teak sofa with textured, outdoor pillows and a large coffee table give you the seating you need, along with a rattan hanging chair. A tribal-style rug brings a fun vibe with a bookcase in the background to hold an abundance of flowers and plants.
You need all the wicker to mix coastal and boho styles together. Grab a few wicker pots, wicker trays, and other decorations.
Create a Modern Flair
This space has a modern look with crisp whites, grey, and clean lines. The symmetry of modern designs work great in enclosed patios.
At the same time, this space has a bit of a coastal feel with a wicker chandelier and grey, textured rugs. The outdoor fireplace also adds a bit of warmth with armchairs around it.
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An Outdoor Living Room
One of the best ways to utilize your outdoor space is to bring the living space outside. This living area is complete with a full furniture set and a glass coffee table. Colorful pillows give the couch a touch of comfort while the greenery adds privacy.
Plus, the openness allows plenty of natural light Ito the space. The battery candles are an adorable outdoor lighting solution.
Stone Patio with a Stone Fireplace
Stone is a timeless and rustic look for any backyard enclosed patio, but when you use these materials, it’s best to avoid enclosing it too much. That will make the space look too small.
This patio is open with minimal beans, creating an airy space. You can have parties and summer cookouts here in an outdoor kitchen. Add a large farmhouse table and wicker patio chairs. An outdoor, metal chandelier brings a sense of elegance to this space.
Attached Enclosed Patio
In some cases, you may have the ability to make an attached enclosed patio, often called three season rooms. These spaces typically aren’t heated, so they’re only used when temperatures are pleasant unless you add a wood stove.
This space feels natural with a jute rug, wicker furniture, and plenty of greenery. It feels like a greenhouse with the aged, exposed beams yet the art on the wall make it feel homey.
I would want to spend all day in this space!
The Modern Farmhouse Patio
This modern farmhouse patio is my idea of a dream patio space, and it’s a simple structure over top of a porch. It brings the home feel outside with a large dining table and rattan chairs.
I love the textured rattan lights for outdoor lighting; they look unique in this space. I also like the green concrete flooring paired with the light blue rug.
Other Ideas For Your Enclosed Patio
While designing the look for your enclosed patio can be fun and help you make your space fit with your style, there are some more practical things to keep in mind. Weather, pests, and insects, just to name a few. We have some ideas to help you with the pain points that can come with being in an outdoor space.
It can get chilly around here in the winter. We like to add heating during the winter so that we can still enjoy our time in our outdoor space.
This propane heater may not be the prettiest to look at but it sure keeps us cozy. If style is still at the top of your list, this heater has color changing LED lights!
Adding a smokeless firepit is another way we’ve added some heat to our enclosed patio.
Ever gone outside to enjoy a nice relaxing evening only to have to retreat back inside due to the bugs? No one likes getting eaten up by mosquitos, or shooing flies away every few seconds.
While bug spray is an option, we actually love our no spray lanterns that deter mosquitos, flies and other insects. Just hang a few in your patio and enjoy your evening!
Another option that’ll add style, lighting AND bug deterrent are these mosquito repellent string lights. They’re actually pretty neat!
So, we addressed the cooler weather, but where I’m from it gets H-O-T in the summer! Adding an outdoor ceiling fan is a must if you are able to, but if not there are other options to stay cool.
An evaporation cooler is a great option to keep your patio cool. They work by adding water or ice to them, and they blow the cool air out, sort of like a portable air conditioner. This one is nice because it can handle larger spaces, oscillates, and has a remote to control the fan.
Adding misting fans is another option to keep your patio cool is warmer weather. They are usually small and easily portable, which is a plus!
I love the idea of making your outdoor space a place of entertainment. We have a weatherproof TV mounted in our enclosed patio and while we don’t use it all the time, it’s nice to have the option of watching our favorite shows while lounging on our patio.
We’re music lovers around here so our Bose Portable Bluetooth Speaker is always on our patio. Whether we’re jamming out or just have music going in the background, a speaker is definitely a must have!
Our enclosed patio is used a ton so it has to be comfortable. We added nicer cushions to our outdoor sectional, additional comfy pillows, and lots of blankets.
We also love our hammock and I tend to nap there on lazy Sunday afternoons.
Create a dreamy outdoor space where you can hang with your family no matter the weather conditions. A backyard enclosed patio is a great way to improve the look and feel of your home.