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In this guide, you’ll find a series of modern farmhouse ideas to inspire your patio project. Discover the best choices for this year in our complete guide.

7 of the Best Modern Farmhouse Ideas For Your Patio

Farmhouse style is one of the latest trends to hit the exterior design world. And, like any trend, it’s constantly evolving and changing with the times. To make your patio more unique, you can consider building it with farmhouse style to make your deck look more impressive and feel more comfortable.

A farmhouse is not all about having rustic furniture and wooden walls. To show you what a modern farmhouse patio can do, I’ve gathered some great backyard patio designs for inspiration so you can start planning your project today!



1. Classic Neutral Tone Patio

Nothing is more relaxing than a simple farmhouse patio with cozy chairs and a mini garden. Try matching the furniture colors to your wall or vinyl siding to create a refreshing vibe.

Neutral tones like white, beige, and light gray work well for a farmhouse aesthetic. Add pops of color with patterned cushions on the chairs. If you have neutral-tone outdoor furniture, consider painting your door with a bold color to make it the focal point of attraction. 

Container gardens along the edges add greenery without taking up too much space — I recommend portable container plants, which are great for small patios. Opt for wicker or wooden furniture for a natural look. If you'll be eating outdoors often, add a table and some folding chairs. The simple, clean lines match the classic farmhouse style.


2. Sophisticated Concrete Patio

A farmhouse patio would not be complete without plenty of flowers and plants. Adding greenery around your outdoor space will give it a breath of fresh air. Try using flowers and plants like hydrangeas, azaleas, boxwoods, etc. They are all easy to maintain and look beautiful when in full bloom.

Add another touch of nature by using shades from the green palette for the window trims, chairs, and tables. The design has a modern farmhouse feel for you to enjoy the outdoor space no matter what time of day it may be.

Make sure to create a pattern for the concrete floor that matches the sophisticated look of the classy furniture.

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Concrete is a great material for patios because it's durable and low maintenance. Consider adding a pattern like a herringbone to elevate the look. Group your furniture, like the sofa and chairs, together to create an intimate seating area.

Hanging plants add height and a natural element, while the fireplace makes the space cozy for nighttime use. The mix of materials like concrete, wood furniture, and metal fireplace come together nicely.

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3. Trendy Industrial Outdoor Living Area

The modern farmhouse style has been quite popular recently and provides you with unique and attractive designs for your patio. It has a warm and cozy feel that will bring your family together.

An industrial modern farmhouse patio with a textured concrete floor is perfect for a large outdoor space that serves many purposes. Having different kinds of grills, minimalist chairs, and tables serves as a great distraction from the heat of the sun and the coldness of the night.

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Use proper lighting to create ambiance on the patio at night. You can achieve the perfect patio scenery by adding string lights overhead or lanterns around tables for warm light while eating outdoors with friends and family members.

Exposed wood beams, an oversized grill, and dining furniture give this patio an industrial look. The concrete floor adds texture. Incorporate fun details like a chalkboard wall, greenery in galvanized buckets, and a beverage cooler.

Try to choose metal furniture that can withstand the elements. Add a heater and fireplace so you can enjoy the space most of the year. Lastly, string lighting provides a warm glow after dark.


4. Bright and Cozy Open Patio

Open-style patios are the gateway to a great outdoor area and the glorious summer sun. You can achieve a joyful family outdoor space by having a farmhouse-inspired patio because it is welcoming and has a simple aesthetic. 

This patio design will make you feel calm while doing your hobbies, such as reading, doing yoga exercises, or relaxing with loved ones. The key to achieving a relaxing patio is not having too much furniture around so that nothing distracts from each other’s company.

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White-painted brick walls instantly give this patio farmhouse charm. Add wooden beams overhead and use primarily wicker furniture for a light and airy look. Accent with bright cushions and throw blankets.

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Container plants on steps leading down to the yard add pops of color. A hammock chair encourages relaxation. I recommend opting for weather-resistant materials that can handle the outdoor elements.


5. Fresh and Minimal Design

A minimalist patio offers a clean, modern complement to the classic farmhouse exterior. If you want an outdoor space free from clutter, a pared-down minimalist style may be right for you.

A modern farmhouse patio is a place to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with friends and family. The classic look isn’t complete without simple wooden house frames. These light-colored wooden frames complement any modern farmhouse patio and are an easy way to create a relaxing atmosphere in your outdoor space.

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Dark-colored furniture is always an excellent choice for this house theme because it’s versatile and timeless. For contemporary houses with pools, try having a patio with less outdoor furniture to give your space a natural feel without being overly ornate or complicated.

White-painted brick walls provide a clean backdrop for this minimalist patio. Add black metal furniture and dark wood accents for contrast and open up the space by limiting furniture pieces.

Greenery from potted trees and bushes softens the look. Opt for weather-resistant materials like concrete, wood, and wicker since the area is exposed to the elements. A clear umbrella provides shade without detracting from the minimalist style.


6. Keep It Simple With a Budget-Friendly Patio

Creating a farmhouse patio doesn't have to be an expensive endeavor. With some thrifty finds and DIY touches, you can get the cozy farmhouse look on a budget.

You can still enjoy the welcoming atmosphere brought by a farmhouse-style patio, even with a small area. You just need to add some greeneries to dominate the outdoor living space with narrow dimensions, which are enough to make it look aesthetic and feel so inviting.

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With this patio design, you don’t have to go overboard. All you need are chairs, plants, and a nice rug. Be creative and install the most elegant outdoor furniture you can find. I recommend heading to your local antique shops and searching for a set with a lot of character and style.

Even small patios can have farmhouse charm. Add wooden landscaping borders and fill them with pretty flowers. Go for inexpensive wood chairs and a bistro set. Then, include homey touches like a doormat, cozy throw pillows, and a string of lights.

Repurposed wood pallets make an inexpensive wall to help define the space. Paint or stain them for added protection against weathering. 


7. Cozy and Stylish Patio

If you’re looking for a style that combines the cozy feel with the sleek and minimalist aesthetic of modernism, look no further than a modern farmhouse. You can make your farmhouse patio more appealing by having small to medium-sized plants and a brick tile floor that helps create an inviting space for family and friends.

To create a refreshing look for your patio, choose colors that complement each other, such as pastel and neutral shades. 

Settle for comfort over style when selecting your furniture. A comfy sofa, wide chairs, and mini rattan chairs will make you want to spend more time outside relaxing on your patio.

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White-painted brick and reclaimed wood accents give this patio farmhouse appeal. Incorporate a comfy sofa and chairs oriented around a fire pit for nights outside. Then, add vintage-style lighting for ambiance. 

Use mostly wooden furniture and accents to keep things cozy. Paint the doors a bold color as a fun accent against the white. Container plants add pops of greenery without clutter.


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So, Is a Modern Farmhouse Patio Right for You?

When designed thoughtfully, a modern farmhouse patio creates a relaxing, inviting outdoor living space. The light, airy aesthetic pairs nicely with nature-inspired elements like plants, trees, and greenery. This style works well for those who want a cozy, laid-back feel for entertaining and relaxing.

Opt for weather-resistant materials like wicker, wood, and metal since the furniture is exposed to the elements. Incorporate vintage-style lighting and accessories to get the farmhouse look. For small spaces, stick to only the essential furniture pieces you need to keep things from feeling cluttered.

The coziness of the farmhouse style makes it perfect for family gatherings. Just be prepared to do some regular maintenance on your wood furniture and drought-tolerant container plants. In my experience, a farmhouse patio can deliver a classic, timeless look you'll enjoy for years to come.

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FAQs About Modern Farmhouse Patios

What are some key elements of a farmhouse patio?

Some signature elements include white painted walls or fencing, wicker or wooden furniture, greenery from plants and trees, repurposed wood accents, vintage-style lighting and accessories, and pops of color from cushions or container plants.


What materials work best for a farmhouse patio?

Opt for weather-resistant materials like wicker, wood, and metal. Painted brick, concrete, and repurposed wood are also popular choices. Avoid materials that show wear easily or require a lot of maintenance.


What size patio works best for this style?

The farmhouse look can work for patios, both big and small. Just stick to the essential furniture pieces you need for your space. Too much furniture can make a small patio feel cluttered.


What are some budget-friendly options?

Repurposed wood pallets make an inexpensive wall material. Opt for affordable bistro sets and wood chairs from budget-friendly retailers. Add personality with flower boxes, string lights, and pretty throw pillows.


How much maintenance does this patio style require?

Expect to do regular maintenance on your wood furniture to keep it looking its best. Your plants will also need watering and pruning. However, you can minimize effort by choosing low-maintenance greenery.


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