Two pergolas flank the pool house and create outdoor rooms. One pergola forms a casual living room, complete with informal fire feature on an irregular bluestone patio. The other pergola design includes a swinging bed hanging from the perlins. Raised planting areas create a protected ambience and foster privacy in the pool zone. Sod ribbons on the raised bed stairs soften the hardscape.
The swing-bed pergola defines a space for homeowners to sit back and enjoy their backyard. Palm trees were added to add more of a resort-vibe to nights by the pool. Touches of home can be seen in the columns, which mimic the front porch, and dainty white picket fences on either side.
The newly renovated home ultimately met all the criteria of homeowners Bill and Jody, including a wonderful and welcoming front porch that's large enough to accommodate a dining table and swinging porch bed.
Designing a pattern on the floor is an inexpensive way to tie together the look of your outdoor space. Designer Rachel Greathouse used a diamond pattern with a whitewash to fit the home's farmhouse chic design. Depending on the pattern and palette, you can end up with a rustic or modern look.
The custom-made bed swing on this Atlanta back porch beckons people to read, chat and nap among the natural surroundings. The swing is one of the homeowners' favorite elements of their outdoor living space.
With a pergola and palm trees providing shade, the outdoor swing bed becomes a comfortable spot where the parents can chat and relax. Behind the swing bed, an in-ground trampoline gives their girls room to practice new flips and other gymnastics tricks.
As seen on HGTV's "Genevieve's Renovation," designer Genevieve Gorder created a playful bedroom for her daughter with an indoor swing, geometric pendant light and bold pops of color. The black wood bed provides contrast to the neutral focal wall for added visual interest.
The swing bed underneath the pergola provides views of the resort-style backyard. Annual planters offer seasonal color nearby. Lighting around the yard ties the space together to create an at-home resort getaway.
Four ropes support this hanging bed for a cozy and spacious porch swing. The open sides of the swing match the spacious, open look of the porch. A painted blue ceiling adds soft color and brings the blue sky to the covered porch. The concrete porch floor steps out onto an uncovered patio complete with wood chairs for seating.
Blue and sand-toned hues evoke a calm feel in this contemporary bedroom. Deep ocean-blue bed linen dresses up the bed, while wall-mounted swing-arm lamps provide convenient bedside light without taking up too much space.
Set under pergolas for shade, this contemporary outdoor deck is a getaway in the city. Comfortable seating areas, from the bed swing to the contemporary sofas and lounge chairs, all center around the stacked stone fireplace.
Designer Genevieve Gorder created a playful, colorful room for her daughter with an indoor rope swing, gold geometric pendant light and loft area. A neutral, patterned focal wall draws the eye toward a bold black bed with vibrant, patterned throw pillows that complement the wall.
Adding French doors to a living room creates indoor-outdoor functionality and supplies the space with natural light. Before adding French doors to your living room, consider which direction they'll need to swing. If seating will be placed within 36 inches of the doors, it's best to choose an outward-swinging style for optimum traffic flow. If the space just inside the doors will be unobstructed, an inward-swinging option will work well. Most home improvement stores offer inward- and outward-swinging doors for the same price.
Install a sleek sconce on the side of the bed, instead of cramming a lamp onto a small side table, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. Sconces may feature swing arms or other ways to change the direction of the light, which helps create a comfortable environment for nighttime reading. A wire basket below a bedside table provides additional, yet stylish, storage.