Decorated Outdoor Space with Cedar Table and Turquoise Lanterns
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.
Traditional Patio With Outdoor Living Room and Awning
A large white awning extends out from a luxurious outdoor living room. A traditional metal chandelier illuminates the covered space, complete with sofa, coffee table and a fireplace. Curtains are made to slide, creating a wall to protect the elaborate interior on rainy days. The awning stretches across a dining area with a metal table and chairs for a shady entertaining space.
Thanks to their metallic trim, these neutral chairs positively shimmer in the afternoon sunlight. Just beyond the sitting area, a sliding door opens right into the kitchen, making entertaining and alfresco dining easier than ever.
In the backyard of the home, designers created a modern, outdoor oasis for these homeowners. By replacing the grass with rocks, upkeep of this space is minimal, which fits perfectly with these homeowners' busy lifestyle. Two modern, oversized chairs provide seating in the space, while the small deck that separates the lounge area from the main home creates a barrier so that rocks from the lounge area do not find their way into the house, keeping the home's interior spaces clean.
Outdoor Living Space with Three Separate Areas for Entertaining and Relaxing
This outdoor living space has three separate areas for entertaining and relaxing. An outdoor dining room with a fireplace for extra warmth is nestled under the brick canopy, while a bar area is off to the side-a perfect place for after dinner drinks. Finally, the stairs lead to a sunning station where homeowners can enjoy the sun's warm rays and catch a tan.
This bocce court provides another entertaining activity for family fun while reducing lawn size and water use. The retaining wall was set at 18-20-inch seat height to give players a place to rest during intensive matches of lawn bowling. The sloping garden is draped in ornamental grasses and climbing vines.