15 Inspirational Outdoor Spaces

April 10, 2012

Since the first 50 degree+ day a few weeks ago, I have been non-stop trying to tackle outdoor projects.  The Mister and I have been hard at work the last 3 weekends, transforming our side yard which has been in need of TLC since we moved in.  Two weeks ago we had about 15 trees removed (something that we couldn’t DIY since they were 40-60′ feet high) and ever since, we have been clearing out overgrown shrubs & debris.

Our overall vision is to create a grassed area with a garden for some flowers & veggies, as well as a patio and seating area.  A LOT still needs to be done, but in the meantime I have compiled quite the collection of inspirational outdoor spaces that I love, to get the project moving in the right direction.   And today I’m sharing my ideas with you…

Enjoy and Be Inspired!

Serene and romantic outdoor setting featured on Houzz

Small outdoor patio space with brick pavers & bursts of colors and fun patterns featured on Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Garden oasis with white trellis featured on BHG

Outdoor space with teak furniture in an array of red hues featured at Traditional Home

Patio space with an upcycled screen door  and bird feeders featured at BHG


Natural elements surround you in this serene outdoor setting featured at House Beautiful

Small roof terrace with colorful pillows featured on Design Sponge

Outdoor city terrace with greenery and bursts of color featured on Design Sponge


Relaxing outdoor oasis featured on BHG

Back patio delight featured on Tumblr

Aqua Delight – A burst of color makes such a difference. picture by Ibsen & Co.

Colorful & Chic outdoor space featured at Sunset

Colorful outdoor deck with bold fabrics and lots of texture featured at BHG

Lovely covered porch with crisp whites & vibrant accents featured on Tumblr

Cozy porch with coral and turquoise feature in Domino Magazine

No matter the size of your patio, deck, or veranda, a cozy, quaint, and inviting oasis can be achieved.  Color and texture can easily and cost-effectively be introduced using pillows, tableware, flowers, and accessories.

Want to see more inspirational outdoor spaces + how to use plants to repel mosquitos? Then check out these 2 posts:

15 Inspirational Outdoor Spaces

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Comments

  1. Love the bold option with those gorgeous drapes! I am getting very itchy to get into the backyard these days…it’s all I fantasize about :)
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    • Absolutely! I love using vibrant and bold colors for the exterior. Have fun with your outdoor space and enjoy! -Jenna

  2. Thanks for all the great ideas. The big outdoor fireplace and chimney is something I’ve never seen before. But it really works well with the Adirondack chairs.
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  3. Some really beautiful ideas here. Do you have any tips for keeping the sofa cushions clean when they’re outside. Seems like it’d be so easy for some local critters to mess them up.
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