6 Beautiful Closed In Patio Ideas (For Your Next DIY Project)

Are you looking for some ideas for an enclosed patio space?

Do you want to spruce up your patio and make something beautiful and stunning to show off to all your friends and family?

Is it time for an upgrade?

In this article, we’ll introduce you to six great ideas to help you get started decorating your enclosed patio in no time.

But how can these closed in patio ideas improve the look and value of your home? Simply put, the nicer your patio looks, the nicer your home will look. And if you’re trying to sell your home, this is especially helpful, as potential buyers may be more willing to pay higher prices for a home that looks great when it’s all put together.

Check out our decorating tips below to help you get started!

1. Decorating with a Theme

Sticking to a theme is a great way to get a cohesive look in your closed-in patio space in no time. There are a lot of great themes out there, but rustic patios are a very popular option. If you have a screened patio, this is an especially good way to go. You can put out wooden furniture—especially Adirondack chairs or rocking chairs—and decorate with simple planters, benches, and basic colors to create a rustic look that’s sure to please. Use natural wood whenever possible to keep things as country and rustic as you like, and the more trees and plants there are just outside the patio space, the better, too.

2. Decorating with Patterns

Just like themes, there are tones of patterns you might choose to work with in any given enclosed patio space. Stripes are always a favorite, however, and they’re a good option for newcomers to decorating spaces like this, too. With a neutral color and vibrant color striped pattern, you can put together a beautiful space focused on only these two shades. This is an especially nice way to build a patio that has a nautical theme while incorporating pattern designs at the same time, but there are tons of other ways you can use stripes, too. Just remember not to stray from your two colors for best results when using stripes.

3. Decorating with a Color

Do you have a favorite color? Or do you want to use a lot of different, vibrant colors in your enclosed patio space? If you love color, then be sure to decorate with it as much as you like! Pick a favorite main color to work with and then take a look at a color wheel to decide on some complementary shades to use along with it. It may take some time to find the right combination of colors, but once you have it, stick to three or four at most for best results. Try to buy furniture that is all made from the same wood color, as well.

4. Decorating with Accent Pieces

If you prefer a more elegant and refined space, keep things neutral when it comes to the color on your walls, ceilings, and floors. Stick to neutral colors for your furniture and stay away from wall hangings as much as possible. Then, for a pop of excitement, choose one or two accent pieces—like a beautiful floral arrangement or just a couple of bold pillows—and let them do all the talking. In a space like this, color pops are key, and accent pieces can make them work very well for you.

5. Decorating with Minimalism

Do you like the minimalist look? If so, you’re not alone. Minimalist design is very popular, but this is a decorating option that will require specific types of furniture. Smooth, curving, flowing lines are a great way to accomplish the minimalist look, but you can also stick to sharp squares and rectangles for this purpose if you prefer. Just don’t combine the two! For minimalism, try to stick to black, white, and gray, and avoid other colors that aren’t neutral if possible. You can combine this style with the Accent Pieces method of decorating if you prefer.

6. Decorating a Small Space

Last but not least, remember that decorating a small enclosed patio space is going to pose its own set of challenges. Smaller spaces are harder to work with, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make them uniquely yours. Try using a fun and original piece of furniture, like a hanging chair or a single-person swing on a frame, if you have the space for it. And hang things on the walls whenever possible to make a smaller space really come to life! Remember to use pale colors for decorating smaller spaces so they won’t seem as small as they are.


Did you find some great decorating ideas to help you get started? Working with an enclosed patio can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. Take your time and research lots of options, then narrow them down based on the design styles you like the most. In no time, you’re sure to find the right look for your patio, and you may even discover a whole new method of decorating you never knew you loved before!

Of course, you can’t get away with just anything in an enclosed patio space. Here are a few things to avoid when you’re decorating a closed-in patio:

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  • Don’t use lots of colors and patterns at the same time. You really shouldn’t have more than four colors going on at a given time, and remember that less is more in a space like this. You don’t want to overload the visual weight of the room, and you don’t want to create a space that’s confusing and not very cohesive. It can take some time to get this right, but practice makes perfect!
  • Don’t forget lighting. You don’t need a lot of bright, stark lights on a patio, but you do need some. Soft lighting is best, and fairy lights are always a nice touch, as long as they can be hung in an elegant way. (If you’re going for a rustic look, fairy lights are a must!)
  • Finally, don’t put indoor furniture on the patio. This is more about protecting your furniture than design elements, however. You cannot use all types of materials outdoors, so be sure you choose furniture and decor that is designed for outside use.

By keeping these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to a beautiful patio space you and your whole family will love.



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