56 Outdoor Shrubs Woodland Design Photos And Ideas

A collection of low-slung volumes create a series of platforms near the ground, so family members can be close together while still retaining their privacy.
The main cabin has an outdoor kitchen and a spacious, western-facing cedar deck for views toward the fjord and the Olympic Mountains.
Cedar platforms close to the ground extend beneath the cabin’s broad eaves to create spaces that frame outdoor space.
Dedon’s Hanging Lounger, designed by Daniel Pouzet and Fred Frety can be an instant mini-tree house escape. All you need is the tree to hang it from.
A young Finnish designer bypasses building permits by creating an affordable tiny home under 100 square feet.
First built in 1959 as acclaimed architect Jim Olson's first project, this modest bunkhouse in the woods grew into an extraordinary family retreat.
La Binocle is perched high atop a hill, maximizing views of the valley below.
861 Lovell Avenue in Mill Valley, California is surrounded by redwood trees and offers that California dream of living an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Sounds of the Cascade Falls stream in from the East, while the afternoon sun floods the courtyard and swimming pool to the West.
The Risom plot, located on the northern portion of the island, is bordered by a low stone wall, an aesthetic element that appears throughout Block Island.
A view of the tropical jungle from the pool. The lot is nearly three acres in size.
Adjacent to the cabin is a spacious deck that is raised above the ground on wooden stilts.
While Falck built most of the tiny home himself, he hired a local carpenter to build the window frame and door.
On the entry side, the house is a single-story long gable structure.
The home is accessed from the rear via a gravel path.
The exterior decks are made of silicon-modified pine from OrganoWood.
Elevated on steel posts, the central volume and exterior deck project west toward the sea.
Pictured on the left is the former cottage that's located on the north side of the house. It houses two bedrooms, a kitchenette, dining area, bathroom, and a mud room.
A look at the spectacular landscape.
The Madrona by NODE is a 750-square-foot, zero-net energy guest house. Grid-tied, it stores energy with battery backup.
The home's low-maintenance Cor-Ten steel exterior can be easily washed down when needed.
"Landscaping was strategically planned to cope the home seamlessly into the rock, with access paths from the house to the lake barely visible in some places," adds the firm.
Set on a wild 50-acre property, the Etno Hut is located within easy access from two major Lithuanian cities, Vilnius and Kaunas.
The rear terrace boasts a recently built heated swimming pool with an infinity edge.
The Yard and living room
Escape with nature.
Unique landscapes, that are untouched and allow you to truly disconnect.
Beautiful landscape.
The house is located in an area between the open moorland of Bodmin and the wooded valleys of the south, widely regarded as the one of the most beautiful and pristine areas of Cornwall. It is two miles from Lostwithiel, an area with plenty of boutiques, antiques shops, and restaurants. It is also conveniently situated eight miles from the seaside town of Fowey.
The netted, hammock-like balustrades are an innovative solution that provides safety and a place for relaxation, while keeping views as unobstructed as possible.
The nine pavilions are perched atop the beautiful, weathered pink granite of the Freycinet Peninsula.
The frontyard
In the 1980s, the retreat was made up of three tiny pavilions linked by wooden platforms. By 2003, the pavilions had been connected by a unifying roof, creating a single form grounded onto the hillside and projecting out over the landscape.
Large columns and shear walls offer the structural support needed to mitigate minor earthquakes.
Both structures step out to small south-facing terraces.
Architect Charlie Lazor designed this peaceful, lakeside prefab in Ontario, Canada with a Japanese-style bathroom, clad in teak, with a matching tub and sink by Bath in Wood.
A classic VW bus in vintage colors shows both the scale and scope of The Barn and its surrounding scenery.
Treebones's yurts have plush, comfortable beds with linens, cozy comforters and colorful quilts. There is a small table & set of chairs, reading lights & plenty of hooks for hanging your gear. There is a sink vanity with hot & cold running water in each yurt with bath & hand towels provided.  The yurts have generous redwood view decks with Adirondack chairs.
Brookline Residence in Brookline, Massachusetts
Joel, a landscape designer, created “a series of outdoor rooms,” including an alfresco kitchen that is sheltered beneath a cedar trellis. The Butterfly chairs are from Fresh Home and Garden in Toronto.
Half-round bays project to form a balcony, a pergola, a dining alcove, and a bathroom. Dix Aluminium and Glass doors and windows face four reflection ponds.
'Tree House' - Bamboo Terrace
The house nestled in the forest

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.