Clean, horizontal lines and inviting modern furniture characterize this zen patio and garden space. A lighted accent wall draws attention to the water feature, which is nestled into a rock garden with neat rows of succulents. Colorful cushions and pillows brighten the space and give the seating and dining areas a cheerful vibe.
Modern dining and sitting areas overlook a restful, zen backyard garden at this Southern California home. Horizontal lines in the wood deck, table and garden walls create harmony in the space. An ample shade blocks light in the seating area, enabling guests to linger and relax.
Whether you want to take a dip in the pool or sit poolside in one of the green lounge chairs, this outdoor retreat offers an escape for everyone. A stone fire pit provides a bit of warmth when enjoying an evening outdoors, while open doors just off the cement patio provide quick access to the home's living room.
This spa-like bathroom brings the outdoors in with a large window and patio doors that open to the backyard area. The vanity features a square sink with a contemporary chrome faucet, neutral countertops and flat-front cherry wood cabinets.
Horizontal lines are more calming than vertical lines, so horizontal fencing is highly favored when homeowners are seeking an outdoor sanctuary intended for relaxing, says Danna Cain of Atlanta-based Home & Garden Design. She adds that this aspect makes horizontal fencing an ideal complement for an Oriental or zen-themed landscape.
A large, woven sectional is shaded by a built-in umbrella, creating a restful spot to relax in this zen-like Los Angeles backyard. Tall plants screen the seating area and soften the lines of the tall privacy fence. Succulent plantings embrace the southern California climate.
When the homeowners moved into this Austin property, the yard was a jumbled, overgrown mess. Careful landscape design cleaned all that up with a serene, zen-like feel and clear areas for entertaining and playing. There's now even an art studio that doubles as a guest room.
Square pavers, wood slats and a swath of green combine in this zen-like garden space. A rock garden features low-maintenance succulents for a backyard that's meant for enjoyment, not laborious lawn care.
Beds of drought tolerant shrubs and ornamental grasses, sand finished concrete pavers, statuary, a raised deck for lounging and other features bring a zen garden feel to this private pool and patio area.
Connection with the natural surroundings is heightened by the addition of a glass-and-steel water trough that courses along the structure’s exterior. Modern pergolas butterfly over the patio adding the zen feel of the design. Tall grass creates an immediate transitional from the concrete patio flooring to the surrounding natural elements.
A tall, gorgeous copper wall adds a shining contrast to the matte concrete retaining wall and striped patio floor of this zen outdoor sitting room. Asian chairs are topped with white cushions and a matching coffee table features a frosted glass center. A succulent garden adds natural color and life to the space.
Light wood deck combines with stone patio and stairs around a nature-inspired waterfall that mixes large boulders with soft greenery. Contemporary pendant lights hang above the outdoor kitchen area, which makes the outdoor space perfect for entertaining.
Fountains flow from metal cages filled with natural, neutral rocks into small concrete pools. A center cement block allows for easy passage across each pool. The rocks give the design a pleasing natural texture and zen feel.
Sliding glass doors create an open air living room, providing direct access to the peaceful backyard patio and pool. Two caramel colored leather armchairs earn a pop of color from red throw pillows, while a circular chandelier hangs from a wood planked ceiling.
Three concrete tiles create a pathway on water leading from the patio to the in-pool water feature. The raised structures create dimension in the design. The iridescent tile exterior echoes the reflective quality of water and adds texture to the look.