The best-designed outdoor spaces serve as extensions of our home, family, and lifestyle. We want our outdoor spaces to truly work as outdoor rooms that are both functional and beautiful! Whether you have a deck, porch, or patio, I hope that you enjoy these 20 Backyard Living Outdoor Spaces. Let me know in the comments which one is your favorite! (If it’s even possible to pick a favorite!) To be taken to the original source for each outdoor room, please click on the blue links.
Anika from Place of My Taste was featured on BHG with these pallet projects! She’s fabulous, and you’ll love her designs! I absolutely want to sit back in that adorable space and have some lemonade. 🙂
This beautiful everyday patio design can be found on Southern Hospitality. Rhoda did a great job designing this outdoor space! She added pavers to create the patio, and she’s already having fun parties out there.
This patio design from BHG focuses on using the shrubs and the trees as a natural border. The fence also makes this a cozy space, and it would be great to have some hanging baskets there!
This beautiful patio furniture is made by Pottery Barn. You can find a similar one here.
If you crave classic designs, you’ll love this one from BHG! Red brick pavers, wrought iron furniture, and beautiful planters come together in unison to create this classic patio design. They didn’t divulge their secrets on the vine on the wall, but I’d love to hear from you if you have one of these!
This herringbone brick pattern is beautiful, and I love the use of pea gravel to define the seating areas.
Bower Power’s home is filled with children, and they are masters at making beautiful and kid-friendly spaces! This space is perfect to invite friends over for a fun weekend dinner party.
If you love bright decor, this is perfect for you! Warm months have naturally bright decor in the form of flowers and shrubs, but this designer took it a step further and added lime green accents! Another beauty from BHG, and it can be found here.
I’m swooning over this design featured in This Old House. A farmhouse table, pergola, hydrangeas . . . need I say more?
10. Built-In Seating
This built-in seating plan helps define borders of an outdoor space as well as eliminating the need to replace furniture every few years. These colors go so well together outside and would brighten up any day!
11. Cottage Decor
This is the ultimate weekend relaxing spot! Use adirondack chairs to take advantage of a beautiful view.
One chair, a table, and some beautiful flowers can make a space absolutely fabulous! This proves that small spaces can be equally as beautiful!
13. Floating Patio
This cheerful design from BHG creatively uses a corner of the yard to create an outdoor oasis! If you don’t have shade in your backyard, create it with an umbrella! Here are some great options on Amazon.
If your backyard has a steep hill similar to this one, don’t despair! I love how this homeowner worked with the land to create a sunken seating area.
Tip: Use a tight color palette to create a more formal outdoor dining space.
16. Magical Getaway
Using garden stools as coffee tables is a functional way to add entertaining space or extra seating when needed. An eclectic mix of toss pillows gives a collected look.
17. Hot Tub Fun
The hot tub takes center stage as the focal point of this backyard. I love the idea of adding a pergola for shade so that the tub might be enjoyed during the day.
18. DIY Swing Bed
I adore this DIY Swing Bed by designer Brittany Fleming featured on Mobile Bay. Click here for the full tutorial.
Jen from City Farmhouse proves that a small backyard can be functional and beautiful with a little creativity. Jen opted to replace some grass for pea gravel to create this gorgeous hamptons-inspired retreat.
Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick has a gorgeous backyard and I highly encourage you to click through and take her backyard tour!
This outdoor space looks so cozy and inviting! Go see Kim’s total deck makeover at Sand & Sisal.
If you have a small backyard and are looking for inspiration, go see my backyard makeover! I’m loving our new NuTone Haven lighting and mosquito repellent system.