Thursday, February 26, 2015

Beautiful Backyard Inspiration

Crowd Pleaser

Whether hosting a large or small group, this backyard is great for entertaining. A long dining table can seat eight comfortably. A smaller seating area next to the outdoor fireplace is a great spot for casual conversations.

Crowd Pleaser

Island Oasis

There aren’t many things more relaxing than the sound of moving water, so why not have it in your backyard? Here, a small stream outlines a patio area, creating an almost island-like feel. Large rocks dot the patio’s perimeter for added interest.

Island Oasis

Outdoor Fireplace

The warmth provided by an outdoor fireplace can extend the amount of time you can use your backyard each season. This beautiful stone fireplace is nice enough to be in a living room. Comfy outdoor furniture adds to the cozy feel. 

Outdoor Fireplace

Colorful Path

Stepping stones leading to an open gate beckon visitors through this beautifully landscaped backyard. Benches along the path offer the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the vibrant colors and floral scents.

Colorful Path

Pergola Presence

A hefty pergola makes a bold statement in this backyard and helps define the outdoor eating area. Painting the pergola white gives it a greater visual presence against all the greenery and the natural wood fence in the background, while flowers add a pop of color.

Pergola Presence

Take Advantage of Views

Have a stunning view? Enjoy it that much more by building a shelter for shade and protection from the elements. Here, two rocking chairs combine with containers of colorful flowers to offer a perfect spot to sit and watch the sunset at the end of a long day.

Take Advantage of Views

Rustic Luxury

This backyard offers many ways to relax and cool off on a hot summer day: reading under the shaded pergola, eating a casual meal under the oversized umbrella, or taking a dip in the pool. A combination of natural and man-made elements gives the space high-end luxury with a touch of rustic.

Rustic Luxury

Fountain Focal Point

The focal point of this backyard, the fountain, isn’t the only thing the backyard has to offer. It also features an outdoor cooking area, a fireplace, several seating areas, and beautiful landscaping.

Fountain Focal Point

Perfect Order

For some people, order offers relaxation. This backyard is all about order: Perfectly manicured hedges in a symmetrical arrangement surround a large planter filled with flowers. A bench flanked by a pair of sconces is the perfect spot to sit and take it all in.

Perfect Order

Peaceful Pergola

Sliding patio doors open directly to this beautifully landscaped and easily accessible backyard. Conveniently sited a few steps from the door, a pergola covered with climbing vines offers a peaceful, private, and shady spot for an outdoor meal.

Peaceful Pergola

Green Thumb

Green plantings serve as the artwork in this simple outdoor space. Vines climb over the pergola to shade the eating area, which is complete with a simple metal patio set. Green cushions on the chairs tie in with their surroundings, and potted shrubs dot the perimeter.

Green Thumb

Feast for the Senses

A nature-lover’s dream, this backyard has it all: pleasing sights, scents, and sounds. A babbling brook featuring small waterfalls curves its way through bright and fragrant flowers. A tall birdhouse adds height and offers an invitation for pretty birds to add even more color and visual interest. 

Feast for the Senses

Zones of Relaxation

If you have the luxury of space for a large patio area in your backyard, consider creating more than one seating area. Whether pulling a chair close to the fire on a cool evening or sunbathing on a lounge chair on a lazy summer afternoon, these homeowners have a backyard they will enjoy well into the future.

Zones of Relaxation

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