32 Outdoor Hardscapes Landscape Lighting Design Photos And Ideas

The couple often dine on the patio off the kitchen, warmed by a fireplace from Spark Modern Fires. Photo by Coral von Zumwalt.
Back patio
The sliding glass doors connect the interiors to the outdoor terraces and pool.
The courtyard in the center of the compound opens with a lovely lap pool.
Entry porch
Architect: YAMAMAR Design, Location: San Francisco, California
Shadows of the pergola at rear yard patio
Front deck and facade
Patio with gas firepit
The Master Suite on the end of the house has corner windows to enjoy the view.
Entry way to a modern, contemporary Key West home.  Clean lines, planting was done with minimal species and in groupings.
Evening at Copperwood. The 20-acre lot enjoys visits from deer, eagles, hawk, blue heron, fox, and other wildlife.
coastal midcentury modern // entry + drought-tolerant landscaping
Front outdoor area
Clean lines and mass groupings of plants help create a sense of openness and space within a small garden.
Sculpture courtyard and lighted pathway
Front outdoor space
Innovative path lighting
Back yard
Milky Way over Phoenix House
Interior Courtyard. Stained pine siding, and JamesHardie siding. View to kitchen.
A new stone patio connects living spaces to the rural site beyond.
Changing the vehicular approach provides for direct garage access and allows for the drought-tolerant landscaping to contribute to both privacy and an enhanced streetscape.

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.