"Maximize your living space by creating usable outdoor rooms," says Rhoda Vickers of the Southern Hospitality blog. "With the right combination of outdoor seating, pillows, shade and colorful planters, you can turn any patio into an outdoor oasis."
Contemporary Swimming Pool With Waterfall at Night
This contemporary infinity pool boasts a waterfall feature, making it appear as though the pool water is falling over the cliff into the lake below. The large, covered patio suits indoor-outdoor living with an outdoor kitchen and sliding glass doors.
Blue board-and-batten siding gives this exterior a distinct farmhouse look while adding a fun pop of color to the porch. Black rocking chairs with colorful pillows and side tables look both welcoming and relaxing.
Light blue siding updates the exterior of this traditional home in Louisville, Ky. Beautiful white columns give the home a plantation-style feel, and a large front porch is perfect for relaxing afternoons.
Rows of comfortable lounge chairs with blue cushions create an inviting seating area by the pool. Coordinating umbrellas complete the look and add a pop of color against the neutral palette of the garden
This striking indoor pool is fit for the Roman gods, complete with blue mosaic tile and round columns. Stairs descend on both sides of a raised hot tub, conveniently incorporated into the pool's design.
Large Swimming Pool With Hot Tub and Lava Rock Fire Pit
This large swimming pool with water jets includes a built-in hot tub and lava rock fire pit for the ultimate in outdoor relaxing. A nearby lounging area with diagonally set pavers complements the yard's striking geometric design, while verdant grass and white rose borders pop against the glittering blue water.
Small Modern Home Exterior With Blue Siding, Open, Natural Wood Deck and Unique Window Design
This cute modern home features a symmetric shape and soft blue siding. A natural hardwood deck is left open to expand the feel of the home and the yard. A large window from the kitchen takes a unique shape extending over the door and providing a connection to the light and modern style inside. Red chairs add a small touch of color to decorate the exterior.
Captivating Blue Farmhouse With White Trim & Gray Shingle Roof
The lovely blue color of this farmhouse style home shines in the sunshine. Surrounding trees and a grassy front yard frame the house in bright shades of green. White trim and a gray roof cap off the stylish and inviting home.
Luxury Purple and Blue New England Garden with Pools and Evergreens
This vibrant blue and purple garden of perennials and annuals in Newport, Rhode Island, is framed by a classic Italianate pergola and a backdrop of evergreens, earning it an ASLA 2018 Honor Award. Trees in container line the walkway along the pools connected by a channel to a sitting area. The project is designed by Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture.