Bright Colors and Soft Furniture Update Backyard Patio
Hosts of Cousins on Call, John and Anthony have turned the Rupperts' uninviting backyard patio into an oasis for the family to spend time relaxing or entertaining. The soft furniture from Home Depot combined with a hammock and brightly colored accents makes the space warm and welcoming for friends and family alike.
This outdoor space takes modern and traditional elements and ties them together to create a unique space that offers visual appeal as well as functionality. Sleek sunbathing chairs, a hammock and lounge chairs all offer plenty of seating to enjoy and relax in this backyard.
After the backyard transformation by licensed contractor Chip Wade, the Schroeder residence in Atlanta, GA now has a lot of function with an art studio (right), garden, fire pit, hammock and chicken coop (left), as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room. Before the renovation, the Schroeder family lacked a place to play and make art.
Decks enclosed by a glass railing extend off the master bedroom and family room in this modern home. The interior is kept simple, with a gray and white palette. Pops of green tie the space in with the backyard opposite.
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.
An elevated poolside fountain with fire and lights adds another unique feature to this modern, luxurious backyard. The designer used custom tile from Oceanside Glasstile and antique limestone. The homeowners' goal was to create a variety of recreational and entertaining spaces for their family.
Windows and Sliding Glass Door Provide Backyard Access
In this elegant, modern living room, natural light streams into the space from several large windows and a sliding glass door. Not only do these features bathe the space in warm, soft light, they also allow the homeowners to enjoy their backyard view, providing the family with direct access to the balcony and the yard beyond.
Before committing to a space plan, first consider the best focal point to enjoy from the comfort of your outdoor living room. The modern pool here is definitely the star of the backyard, so by orienting the furniture to look out at it, friends and family have an instant conversation starter for breaking the ice. Plus it's great for encouraging interaction between those lounging and those taking a plunge in the pool.