Live Graciously in a Small Space
An odd-shaped gallery is transformed into a cozy outdoor living room in this backyard revamp. Greenery, assorted accent pillows, and a smart mix of materials make for a lush and welcoming spot.
Add Curtains to a Pergola
Outfit a pergola with durable, UV-resistant outdoor drapery for a resort-worthy patio. The billowy curtains add a touch of luxury and provide privacy when needed.
Oh, the Wonders of Tropical Plants
A monochromatic patio morphs into an exotic cabana, thanks to elegant curtains, dainty lights along the ceiling, and leafy tropical plants. In regions with ultracold winters, bring potted greenery indoors before frost arrives, then set the pots outside again when summer returns.
Carve Out a Tropical Corner
Bring the Beach to the Backyard
A small urban yard becomes a sandy shore with the help of plants, a comfy hammock, and bright, playful chairs. Tall cedar fencing blocks out surrounding buildings and provides the privacy that's crucial for a beach retreat.
Use Texture to Add Interest
A bit of elbow grease and the right selection of plants turned a blank slate into a two-person sitting area. Plantings provide a green backdrop for the space, which is enhanced by the range of textures and a smart mix of materials.
Capture a Little Zen
Clean lines and drought-tolerant plants pull together this Zen-style backyard garden. A simple fountain situated above the rock "pond" is highlighted with strategically placed lighting.
Compose a Natural Landscape
This backyard gem blends recreational and landscaped areas into a cohesive relaxation space, complete with a sitting area, fireplace, and a pool that fits naturally into the flow of the landscaping.
AZURO Concepts Inc. via Houzz
Design a Luxurious, Relaxing Cabana
In this dramatic patio transformation, repurposed furniture sits beneath a generous gazebo, creating a plush outdoor lounge that wouldn't seem out of place at an upscale hotel. Comfy pillows in a variety of colors add interest and contribute to the soft, soothing vibe.
Off to Mykonos
A few bright accents help create a Greek-inspired backyard getaway in this small outdoor space. The blue pillow, rug, and pot bring life to a previously bare patio and pair well with the texture and color of the home’s exterior.
Lay Down a Colorful Rug
A vibrant rug ties this small patio together, transforming it from concrete jungle to relaxing oasis. A few carefully selected plants bring life and color to this comfortable nook that's just perfect for digging into your next read.
The Right Patio Furniture Makes All the Difference
Play with Plants
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