47 Outdoor Gardens Small Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

The underside of the overhanging roof represents the area's local craftsmanship.
An outdoor kitchen in the lush, backyard garden.
The patio and pool area are perfect for full integration of indoor/outdoor living.
The view from the backyard.
Garden Balcony
Garden Elevation
A pebble mosaic and artificial turf divide the yard into zones that never need to be mowed.
The east patio overlooks to the yaupon holly trees.
A living wall by Habitat Horticulture brings life to the compact backyard.
The rear of the house features Victorian brick, a modern extension, and Velfac windows. Landscape designer Matthew Wright was inspired by the art of Henri Rousseau when choosing plants to set amid the garden’s Dorset pebbles.
Board-formed concrete retaining walls double as ramps from the deck to the garden’s highest point.
Swimming pool at rear yard
backyard patio
South / West view
The yard is at the lowest elevation on the property, and was carved out to have a place for the family to play and relax. The turf is by Heavenly Greens. The space features clear heart cedar boards with a reactive stain by Weatherwood Stains.  The 30 foot green wall in implemented in segments and features built in drip irrigation. The mirrored solar reflector, which appears to have just dropped out of planetary orbit,  grabs southern light and reflects it into the home and exterior spaces.
Outside, a set of Bertoia chairs offer an appealing perch around a vintage glass-and-metal table.
Continuing the material palette, the back patio is furnished with a custom granite-and-steel table and vintage Eames fiberglass chairs.
Architects Simone Carneiro and Alexandre Skaff transformed a cramped São Paulo apartment into a mid-city refuge for Simone Santos.
Scattershot openings in the single-story home omit a soft glow at dusk.
The material was gathered from soil with high sand content on the property as well as a second site in the vicinity. Certain volumes of the home consist of a concrete structure and brick masonry.
Front patio with a view of the kitchen
“In the beginning I really wanted the container to be off the grid but solar is still very expensive in San Antonio, especially for small spaces,” says Hill. “The green roof was an element that I had not thought of at the beginning, but as it turns out saves me more money on air-conditioning than the solar would have, and is a lot prettier.”
It feeds their backyard garden, which also features permeable paving rocks, a composting  bin, and a surrounding fence made  of knotty Western red cedar.
the architectural language of the building is articulated within the relationship among the small open courtyards
Fusion Landscape Design worked with PATH to remake the backyard into a grown-up playground. Under the stairwell sits a tiny custom cedar sauna and an outdoor shower—just a literal hop, skip, and jump away from the sprawling in-ground eight-by-ten-foot hot tub. Down three short stairs, Gloster’s Elan dining table from Design Within Reach is surrounded by Spark chairs by Don Chadwick for Knoll and a built-in fire pit and DCS grill by Fisher & Paykel—all resting on a smooth surface of bluestone pavers.
Private garden with deck
Rear wall of courtyard
The combination of a low concrete wall and built-in bench creates an intimate seating area that acts as an extension to the kitchen and dining room. Another steel trellis above creates an armature for more plants that will fill in and provide shade. The terrace is topped with blue stone and wood screens give the plants a ladder on which to grow.
Sitting on the edge of a lake in the Mornington Peninsula, this house by Melbourne-based MA Architects was designed as a series of teak-clad modules with the main living areas in the center and large deck that extends from the living room.
Perfect dinner at the Split table with stackable chair Curve.
Once through the street-level entrance, the property's modern garage door comes into view. Stairs lead up to the kitchen.
Front outdoor area
Interior Patio and Garage
Comfortably leaning back in the Bay recliner with ottoman, being part of a larger collection including a lounge chair and sofa.
An asymmetrical mailbox incorporates mid-century geometry and new building materials into the front approach.
Main Terrace

Whether it's a backyard patio, an infinity pool, or a rooftop terrace, these modern outdoor spaces add to the richness of daily life. Escape into nature, or get lost in city views. Wherever you are, let these outdoor photos take you somewhere new with inspirational ideas for yards, gardens, outdoor tubs and showers, patios, porches, and decks.

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