A small pond is tucked in a corner adjacent to a flagstone patio with an arbor providing shade when it's hot outside. Landscaping is designed for little pockets of seasonal color to move the eye throughout the space. Arkansas fieldstone is used to raise the pond side 18 inches to allow the homeowner a place to sit and watch the koi.
Porch With White Dining Furniture and Pops of Color
This view of the porch shows the clearly defined dining and sitting areas. The bright white dining table, cushioned chairs and sectional pop against the neutral background. The table settings and throw pillows add bright pops of color for a summer look.
Eclectic Patio with Yellow Chairs, Multi-Colored Fabric Pouf Ottoman and Silver Garden Stool
Floor poufs are a low-price way to add seating without investing in larger pieces of furniture, such as a sofa or chaise, say Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with Wake + Loom Design. While you can find outdoor poufs for less than $50, you also can make your own fabric pouf ottoman in a pattern and palette that you prefer. Also, a garden stool is a versatile item that can serve as extra seating or a side table.
Backyard with Concrete Patio, Tiered Lawn Area, Trees and Potted Plants
This small-ish but gorgeous back yard has a little bit of everything -- a concrete patio area with Adirondak-style chairs, a tiered lawn and a wood deck in the background. Multiple flower beds -- plus potted plants and native trees -- ensure nature is the primary design element in the outdoor space.
Contractor Matt Blashaw transformed a backyard patio into an outdoor home theater, complete with a movie screen, outdoor kitchen and popcorn machine. Colorful planters and a raining water feature steal the show.
Fun, brightly colored fabrics liven up the neutral outdoor living space. An outdoor kitchen is fully stocked with a refrigerator, sink and grill, as well a bar area for eating. The stacked stone fireplace with herringbone firebox is the real focal point of the space.
Outdoor Space Features Modern Chairs, Patterned Pillows
Keeping with the Moroccan theme, designer Joe Human layered this eclectic outdoor space with bold patterns and faux greenery. Two wire chairs ensure that there's plenty of sitting room for guests, while blue and white pillows provide additional comfort.
Eclectic Porch With Mixed Colorful Plant Stands and Brightly Colored Throw Pillows
A mix of plant stands add color and decoration to this bright summer porch. A tall, tile covered stand supports a sphere formed ivy while white, blue and gold stands prop up flowers that add natural color to the space. A white sectional shines against the beige walls and fun throw pillows add accent colors.