Take advantage of a privacy screen or wall separating your patio from neighbors. Hang lanterns, which can cast a glow at night without taking up floor or table space on a patio. Thrift shop for used wire lanterns or globes, spray paint then any shot of color you desire and add candles. A hanging glass lantern project is one that even beginner DIYers can handle.
This quiet backyard patio is located in the midst of tall trees and a variety of lively plants. Gray stone and boulders are used throughout the area, and a coordinating fire pit provides a spot for cozy relaxation.
A custom pergola frames views of Deer Lake beyond while creating an inviting space to relax and gather with friends or family. Beneath its cedar beams, a custom limestone fireplace and timber mantle stands silhouetted against the horizon. A stone retaining wall serves as a visual foundation for the landscape composition.
Everything about this gorgeous backyard, patio and pool was designed to evoke the East Coast's Hamptons. Pergolas provide poolside shade, while cozy furnishings and blue accents infuse the outdoors with a style all their own.
Outdoor lighting highlights the warm tones one the exterior walls of this tropical Puerto Vallarta home. The foliage brings life to the stone structure while a diamond patterned floor adds detail to a traditional outdoor floor.
The covered outdoor kitchen means it’s always a good time to grill even if it’s a typical rainy Pacific Northwest day. An open seating area with roomy Adirondack chairs and coffee table keeps the focus on outdoor living.
If you live in a dry environment with plenty of sunshine and cool nights, the desert modern look may be a perfect fit. Characterized by simple, low-slung lines, rough textures and classic Western patterns, desert modern is a good mix of contemporary and classic touches.
Stone steps lead to multiple tiers in the backyard of this luxury Australia estate. The 1870-built Gothic Revival mansion has been fully updated to meet the needs of a modern-day family. An infinity-edge pool and spa overlook sweeping views of Sydney Harbor.