40 Breathtaking Backyard Ideas – Outdoor Space Design Inspiration

modern white house with pool

Nicole Hollis Studio

As much as I love to get cozy in the living room and lounge around in bed, a backyard is the true sanctuary—especially if it’s prepped with all the right backyard bells and whistles. Indeed, your outdoor space can just as inviting, comfortable, and stylish as your interiors, but it also offers fresh air and nature. So it’s the best of both worlds. From manicured landscapes to stately patios and paradise-status pools, get ready for some al fresco bliss with these 40 backyard ideas to help you get yours in shape for summer. And make sure you bookmark your favorites so you can bring them to life at home.

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Reflect the Home’s Architecture

Whether you’re starting a project from the ground up or you’re adding in a swimming pool to your backyard, make sure it’s consistent with the style of

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29 Small Backyard Ideas – Simple Landscaping Tips for Small Yards

small backyard with garden and potting shed

Applied Studio

We can’t all have a sweeping rose garden, Olympic-sized swimming pool, or a state-of-the-art tennis court in our backyard—but a small backyard is a still a backyard (and even rooftop terraces and modest balconies count in our book). Indeed, you don’t need acres on acres to create a charming space conducive to al fresco entertaining, gardening, romance, and pensive solo hangs in the great outdoors. We gathered a plethora of beautiful and small backyards to prove it. So keep reading for small backyard decorating and landscape design ideas that’ll help you get the most out of yours.

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Erect a Sauna

A small two- or one-person sauna will transform a small, lack-luster backyard into a luxurious oasis. Plus, installing a free-standing sauna outside will allow you to avoid of all the fuss of sufficiently ventilating your interiors. You can buy one prefab

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