During the summer, I start dreaming about tropical vacations. The sea, the sand, the palm trees. Not all of us live near the coast, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the coast to your own backyard, even if you’re landlocked. You can easily create a tropical patio with the right landscaping, colors, and decor.
Palm trees, of course, will make a world of difference in making your outdoor space feel more tropical. There are many different types of palm trees, so consult with a local expert (employees in the garden center at your local hardware store will be able to help) to find out which ones would be the best for your area’s climate. If you don’t have the space for palm trees, you can buy potted ones or even purchase some fake ones that look very real to put around your patio or balcony for the same effect.
Color also plays a big role in making a space look more tropical. Bright coastal colors, like greens, blues, and yellows are great choices to make it cheerful and beachy. Any style can look tropical depending on the accents you choose, whether you want to go rustic, modern, or anything in between. Incorporate coastal textures like driftwood and wicker to make it even more authentic.
Here are 10 tropical patio ideas to inspire you and give you some ideas on how you can transform your outdoor space into your own oasis.
Tropical Patio Ideas
Cheerful blue cushions and yellow accents pop against the tropical greenery surrounding this patio.
Source: PopSugar Home
Rustic meets coastal on this gorgeous patio full of rich textures like wood, wicker, and stone.
Source: How to Decorate
You feel like you’re in the middle of the jungle on this patio. White cushions and curtains make it look chic and comfortable without taking away from the incredible surroundings.
Source: Apartment Therapy
For a minimalist look that is tropical, white elements contrast beautifully with the greenery and rustic wood accents.
Source: My Domaine
How charming is the chevron pattern on the sofas? This tropical patio has a Moroccan flair that gives it lots of character.
Turquoise accents and other coastal accessories bring your mind right to the sea.
Source: Southern Living
Yellow always looks very chic when paired with black and white stripes, which also brings a chic touch to the gorgeous greenery surrounding it all.
Source: Traditional Home
This patio has a great bohemian, laid back vibe. How pretty is that blue and white tile?
Source: Old Brand New
I love the antique, rustic vibe of this gorgeous outdoor dining room that you can imagine sits in the middle of the jungle or looks onto a beautiful sea.
Source: House and Leisure
Now I want to go to the beach!