Pinterest Facebook Twitter Nine ways to modernize or renovate your patio. There are tons of great concrete patio ideas to makeover to create a beautiful outdoor living space. Don’t stop at just a concrete shift in the yard. Build one of these 2 x 4 yard projects, patio set, or plywood clip. Concrete Patio Ideas Concrete patios are very durable, but not very exciting. If you have a concrete slab in your backyard and you want to mix it up a little bit, here are 6 ways to make a concrete patio! Take a look at all these cool concrete patio ideas. 1. Pattern drawing Yes, you can paint your own concrete slab. The Handmade Home scored his concrete slab with a circular saw to create a diamond pattern and then painted it in two shades of gray using concrete paint. What a transformation! 2. Laying Decking Floors Did you know that you can place decking on top of a concrete slab? This is not as difficult as it sounds! Here’s how you can do it. To finish it off, you can attach white fascia boards along the sides. This is a really great way to make a concrete patio, because decking floors will instantly warm up your outdoor space. Another idea to add a deck over a concrete patio, is to create a deck from pallets! Check out the tutorial here. Proper maintenance is critical to a deck. Learn how to smudge it the right way with our tutorial. Or if you already have a deck, learn to refine it. 3. Adding curves with floors Square concrete clapboard is standard, but you can add curves around your concrete patio with the help of pavers. For example, you can add a semicircle to one side to create a fire pit area. Or use flooring to reduce a circular garden in one corner of your yard. This is a nice way to make a concrete patio. 4. Lay Slate Tiles Concrete is really a great base for tiles, so you can lay out slate tiles to completely transform your concrete patio. First, check for any cracks or weaknesses and repair them. Then you are good to go! Tile your concrete patio just as you would any other space in your home. 5. Dye concrete to look like tiles If you like the look of the tiles but don’t like the hard work or the expense, you can paint the concrete to look like tiles! Use 1/2 inch tape (try auto stores to find this size) to create “plaster” lines on the floor and then dye over it. Peel off the tape and ta-da immediately! Just make sure to pre-clean it and seal it afterwards and you’ll have a concrete patio that doesn’t look like concrete. 6. Add a Beautiful Outdoor Rug The easiest way to make a concrete patio is to invest in a large, stunning outdoor rug. This is a great example. The eye will instantly move onto the rug and the concrete patio will fade into the background. Put some cool outdoor furniture on top of the rug and you’ll have an outdoor space to be proud of. If you like the beachy color scheme of blue and white, you’ll love this rug. 7. Painting concrete We took an old, cracked patio and painted it to create a brand new outdoor living space. Check out this painted concrete floor. Watch how we’ve added patio furniture to complete this patio makeover. And if you want to have a concrete patio because you don’t have anything in your backyard right now, see how you can make a concrete patio on your own! 8. Dress it up We have lots of concrete patio ideas to decorate it. The atmosphere is the key! And we’ve broken down a lot of great ways to increase your patio ambiance. And sometimes you just need a lot of inspiration to spark the perfect idea for your own space. One of our readers asked how to beautify your patio. 9. Add a mix of retaining wall and match the ideas above with this beautiful retaining wall and fire pit. It’s a great way to add texture and place to plant gorgeous flowers. Additional design elements to add We have lots of great inspiration from home displays, and where to find similar pieces to complement your concrete patio ideas. I can almost feel the plans for all of my summer nights and days spent on the patio. It will be your favorite place to hang out with all these cool concrete patio ideas for a makeover. Please Pin This Post Later: Originally Posted on June 4, 2014 // Updated February 18, 2021 Pinterest Facebook Twitter Remodelaholic is a participant in Amazon Services LLC Associates, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a way for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking Amazon.com. Please see our full disclosure here. We love hearing from our colleagues at Remodelaholics, so let us know what you like about it and leave any questions below in the comments. If you followed a tutorial or were inspired by something you’ve seen here, we’d love to see pictures! Submit pictures here or write to us on Facebook. Publication date: February 18, 2021 File under: Decorating, DIY, Gardening, Landscaping, Porch & Patio, Extension Tagged: Budget-Friendly, Concrete, DIY, Outdoor Living, Patio, Patio Decor, Patio Furniture, Patio Tables, Patios, Summer Advice on Elisa, I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and two young daughters. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay home with my two kids and read and write in my spare time. I also love doing DIY projects, finding new recipes on Pinterest, and dreaming about completing our house some day. Above all, I love learning about new things and sharing my new knowledge with others.