12 Covered Patio Ideas That Will Enhance Your Outdoor Space

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Covered patios are the perfect way to add an extension to your home and create extra space for recreation and entertaining, while seamlessly blending indoors and outdoors.

“Having a covered terrace gives the possibility of using an outdoor space even in bad weather,” says Linda Hayslett, designer and alumna of Next Wave, owner of LH.Designs. “You can kick back and make s’mores in the winter, cozy up in front of an outdoor fireplace even if it’s raining, or enjoy movie night while gazing at the night sky.”

Thinking of adding a roof or other type of covering, such as a pergola, to your patio? Read on for ideas on how to incorporate a cantilever into your outdoor space!

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The expansive deck of this lush Maui retreat by Breeze Giannasio Interiors has three different seating areas for entertaining. The lush tropical landscaping makes this a truly magical place to relax. See the full house tour on House Beautiful here.

Harmoniously blending indoors and outdoors, this terrace covered with Andrew Howard is perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea. The shingle walls also match the rest of the exterior of the house.

The Brazilian Ipe deck of this North Carolina beach house by Design by Barrie Benson offers stunning ocean views. Light blue-gray cushions blend seamlessly with the waves and sea mist beyond.

With a bamboo overhang and terra-cotta foundation, furniture designer John Houshmand’s expansive terrace on Mexican property is the perfect spot for large gatherings or an afternoon siesta.

Natural wood furniture and a comfy fringed hammock give this bright Santorini terrace its laid-back island vibe.

Designate Jeff Andrews installed curtains at the corners of this elegant outdoor space to allow for more privacy. Fabrics are also a great way to introduce softness.

A custom pool table anchors this entertaining patio by Linda Hayslett, who also has a pool table, a wood-burning fireplace and an outdoor shower. See the rest of this space on House Beautiful here.

The plexiglass ensures this covered walkway in bamboo and this dining area in Charlotte Lucas Design stay dry whatever the weather.

Boasting plenty of lighting and additional seating, this inviting patio of Romanek Design Studio is ideal for outdoor dining, rain or shine.

The wooden roof combined with the brick floor and natural wood furniture gives this outdoor space Kate Anne Designs a refined but organic look.

caroline rafferty adorned at the end of this covered terrace with a pretty little wicker bar that makes the fun space even more welcoming. See the rest of this home on House Beautiful here.

In the pool area of ​​this Craftsman-style home by Jessica Risko Smiththe covered terrace creates “a shady place to relax in the summer and enjoy a crackling fire,” the designer explains, noting that the additional structure also helps keep the sun “from overshooting the interior rooms.”

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