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Make the most out of your backyard or patio by turning it into a cozy retreat perfect for relaxing (and daydreaming).


Enclosed by trees and plenty of greenery, this backyard oasis is comfortable and peaceful, perfect for a local getaway. Personality is seen through the decorative pillows on the stone bench and the accessories adorning the brick wall.


Craving color? These vintage metal porch chairs in a bright turquoise are a colorful addition to this backyard garden. Surrounding greenery adds to the privacy and serenity.


This garden retreat is the perfect spot for an afternoon nap. An outdoor bed in bright red coordinates with neutral tones for a natural feel.


According to design expert Susanna Salk, the front porch is “an extension of the soul of the house.” Bring your design style onto your front porch with bright decorative pillows, outdoor artwork, flowing curtains or a large area rug. This front porch keeps it simple with light rattan furniture and neutral tones. Small green pillows coordinate with the greenery and pop against the white cushions.


A cozy  addition to any backyard retreat is an outdoor fireplace. It allows you to enjoy your outdoor space all year round. During the summer months it serves as a focal point while providing a comfortable, warm gathering spot in the winter.


Deliver a stunning and romantic touch to your space with landscape lighting. Set a mood or highlight your favorite backyard features.

For more outdoor inspiration, check out the HGTV.com Outdoor Spaces Design Guide.


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5 Responses

  1. Brinker says:

    In the first picture I love the flat stone patio surface, I have a simlar patio area, but I hate the stone work, the stones are all uneven, and hard to walk on, and instead of moss between the stones, I have weeds. How do I get my patio floor to look like yours. Otherwise , I have a beautiful back yard sanctuary , with large fountain, just an oasis, close to one of the busiest insertections in town, but you would never know it. I want my back yard to look like yours with the stone seating, etc.

  2. Orlando Concrete says:

    We love the outdoor fireplace! It brings a great entertainment place during the chilly months and adds tremendous value to a home. Our Orlando Cement and Ready Mix Concrete, Bedrock Industries, we actually make custom fireplaces and can also provide other masonry services. Visit BedrockReadyMix.com for more information!

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Kayla KittsKayla is a special projects editor at HGTV.com and a co-editor-in-chief for Design Happens. Kayla is an overbearing cat mom with a love for vintage-modern furniture, artisan cocktails, organizing all...


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