Eclectic Porch With White Sofa and Bright Throw Pillows
The sitting area clearly demonstrates the color story for the porch: white and neutral base pieces with bright accents. The sectional sofa, wood coffee table and baroque wall mirror bring unexpected indoor sophistication to outdoor living. The pink, red and purple throw pillows pop against the stark white sofa. A geometric light fixture hangs above to provide lighting.
Don't be afraid to paint exterior walls in bright colors. The painted stripes along this pink stucco wall create a striking visual contrast with silver metal planters and a variety of green succulents.
A two-tone glass orb lights up the dining space of this colorful and eclectic courtyard. Seating options range from modern metal to wicker, and colorful textiles scattered throughout the space bring a casual vibe. Mesh screening surrounds the courtyard, filtering light and providing privacy.
Flowering Plants Grace a Rustic Outdoor Sideboard Wine Rack
A unique wood and metal sideboard stores drinks and serves the dining space of this colorful and eclectic courtyard. A wood structure that surrounds the space is lined with metal mesh that filters light and screens the outdoor room from surrounding houses. Lush plantings bring the courtyard to life.
Use plants of all sizes as decor. Pick up inexpensive baskets at the thrift store and simply drop some small plants and cacti in the baskets. You can then put the baskets all around your space to bring some lushness and life to your deck.
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.
Director's chairs with white canvas seats make for comfortable, easy seats on the front porch. A black ceramic garden stool acts as the side table and yellow-and-white outdoor fabric pillows brighten the space, welcoming guests.