Even the most utilitarian space (like an entryway bench) can sparkle with the season if you add some special touches. Here, a fleecy throw fancies up the boot bench; greenery and a row of sparkly white mini trees helps define the ledge a top a half wall, and a line of stockings is promise of the special night to come.
Sit down and stay awhile on this cushioned, out-of-the-way bench under a backyard pepper tree. Rambling groundcover plants and the curved planks of the fan deck lead your eye out to the rest of the yard.
HGTV designers turned this large, austere side yard into a stunning outdoor living room with fabulous landscaping and a creative bench design. Bamboo trees planted around the perimeter add a feeling of privacy to this comfortable outdoor space.
A cushioned wrought iron bench and folding table make for a contemplative space in the lush garden of this La Jolla, California, home. In the background a lemon tree forms a natural barrier in line with a multicolored stonework wall.
An angled window inside the shower of this transitional master retreat exposes the canopies of oak trees. The natural stone shower features a dramatic bench in a contrasting color that's extra long for maximum function.
A round, teal-painted dining table with coordinating chairs has been placed on an outdoor deck, which also features a forest green bench, three bright colored pillows, a Buddha statue and a thriving garden of flowering plants, trees, and ornamental grasses.
A gravel patio surrounds the elegant koi pond and stone benches are place throughout the space to enjoy the water. Filled with koi and water lilies in bloom, the water reflects the sky above, surrounding trees and plants.
White walls and bold, dark gray trim makes this library niche pop! The hardwood floors, cowhide rug and 1970's bench play off each other in an eclectic harmony. Bold artwork, a potted olive tree and the midcentury bar make this niche the perfect vignette.
The Outdoor Room transformed this sun-scorched backyard into a poolside oasis thanks to a white pergola. The structure is nestled in the corner of the yard with a small deck. Outdoor benches extend from either side, enjoying the shade of towering trees.
A bamboo bench and armchair bring texture and tropical flair to this classic white master bedroom. Palm tree lamp bases also nod to the tropical theme without being kitschy. Bamboo Roman shades with a navy border combine both the tropical and classic styles of the bedroom.
In the spirit of British Colonial style, this property includes a series of "outdoor rooms," or spaces that are defined by walls of palm trees and other native plants. This wood pergola marks the entrance to one such space, with a bench at the end for quiet reflection.
Two wood rocking chairs are divided by a small wood table in front of a gray stone fireplace. A stone bench runs along the front of the fireplace to provide extra seating on this flagstone patio. Lush green ivy and trees create a cozy surrounding and beautiful scenery.
Built-in benches surround three sides of a custom fire pit in this entertainment-ready backyard. A pergola offers shade, as do towering fruit trees behind the fence. Cushions and pillows feature an earthy palette that mixes nicely with the architecture.
Thick plant and tree life gives a lush surrounding to this peaceful garden. Brick structures add beautiful red tones against the natural plant colors. A large brick water features several spouts and a pool with concrete topped bench seating. Black wrought iron furniture creates an area to relax and enjoy the scene.
A mixture of wood dining chairs combines at this traditional dining table; each chair showcases a different decorative back. A wood bench lines the long edge of the table opposite the collection of chairs. Four mirrors help reflect light for a bright atmosphere, and a small tree adds color and life to the design.
A bench with multiple pillow and two dining chairs provide cozy seating around a table that resembles a tree. The tabletop is made from a large log slice, adding rustic charm to the space. A metal orb-shaped chandelier illuminates this interesting table while natural light streams in from the surrounding windows to keep the space feeling bright.
A Fon du Lac limestone fireplace with attached pergola creates a unique semi-enclosed conversation space focused on the warmth of the glowing fire. A sunken bocce court framed with cedar timbers and benches provides an enjoyable recreation area for friends and family. The court is nestled in the shade of existing evergreen trees that provide comfort and beauty in this picturesque setting.
A built-in hall tree in the mudroom of this newly built farmhouse features a low bench with cubbies perfect for storing boot trays lined with shoes. Simple coat hooks line the paneled wall, while a high shelf provides space for display or additional storage. The crisp white palette is punctuated by soft gray trim that updates and distinguishes the architecture.