Creating a low wall around a patio changes the space into its own contained outdoor room. It’s a different feeling from a wide-open patio. In the space seen here, the patio feels more like a lookout to the lower terrain in the background. The wall, which looks to be a veneer over concrete, acts as an intermediate visual frame between the private patio space and the exposed landscape beyond.
Don’t want to commit to adding a wall? Try a planting a trellis with vines or adding an outdoor screen to create a sense of enclosure and privacy.