61 Outdoor Trees Side Yard Decking Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

A sliding glass door opens onto a terrace.
A cedar deck, built-in bench, and Fermob Costa table and chairs under a new porch roof serve as a year-round dining area.
designed by Estúdio Minke
In the wintertime, the living room is cozy and welcoming with its large fireplace and warm lighting.
The expansive windows in the living room were strategically positioned for sunset views.
While the trees help to block the wind coming in off the sea, it can be quite strong, so the clients wanted the outdoor rooms to be protected. Louvers help to shelter the outdoor dining room.
Outdoor living area in covered porch.
The lounge deck at the rear yard of Sunset Hills Residence features a swimming pool surrounded by lush gardens. Architect Hsu McCullough's design beautifully merges minimalism with an abundance of nature.
In southern Osaka, Japan, Horibe Associates designed a 911-square foot house that directs views outwards towards rice fields and woods beyond. However, at the center of the home is an open-air atrium with access from multiple rooms, creating garden-facing rooms that give a serene and nature-focused backdrop that changes with the seasons.
This luxury hideaway is tucked inside Siem Reap, and offers prime access to the many and varied Angkor temples.
Architect Kengo Kuma designed a floating, transparent structure supported by very thin steel columns. Transparency was a common design goal for the entire project.
Perched above the lushly planted grounds, the 1,200-square-foot deck offers plenty of privacy along with sweeping vista views.
A spacious deck beautifully frames dramatic canyon and city views.
Treetop views from the rooftop deck, adjacent to the master bedroom suite, offer a nature-fueled respite.
The internal courtyard is the heart of the home.
Wood decking extends out to the yard.
For energy efficiency, the architects fitted the walls with wood fiber insulation and triple-glazed windows.
Negative space appears to be carved out of the dark exterior to reveal the home's bright white interiors.
A glass-infill railing allows for uninterrupted views of the surrounding forest.
Finished with a ceiling and dining table set, the second-floor patio is an optimal entertaining space.
“I love the way the house looks from the exterior,” Legge says of the patio. “It has a gauzy, ethereal feeling to it.”
A redwood deck, easily accessed from the living areas, is a nice spot for alfresco meals or outdoor hangs, with views overlooking the hills and city lights.
Measuring approximately 646 square feet with minimalist interiors designed by Chris Laugsch, the home is furnished with sleek custom-made pieces that don’t distract from the property's views.
Mahogany decking continues onto this balcony, while a full-length slider makes it easy to fill the indoor spaces with fresh air. Curtains from The Shade Store provide privacy when needed.
The large external door to the end of the house is solid timber.
The central courtyard connects to a raised deck for socializing within easy access to the kitchen.
Over time, the rough-sawn cedar siding and cement panel finishes develop a natural patina, so the exterior of the cabin harmonizes with the colors of the woodlands.
Within the addition are a bathroom, utility room, and storage space.
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 repurposed main cabin contains an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area with a Murphy bed to make room for guests. A mudroom and outdoor kitchen help facilitate an indoor/outdoor lifestyle, while a wraparound deck and clerestory windows emphasize the connection.
The orientation of the home captures the sunrise and moonrise over the water.
The prefab's external cladding is corrugated Colorbond in woodland gray; the pergola features natural timber hardwood battens.
Multiple outdoor living spaces and a wraparound deck emphasize indoor/outdoor living.
The courtyard was created to be a gathering space where all rooms meet.
View from Southwest @ Dusk
The expansive cantilevered decks let the clients enjoy the view they love from thirty feet above the ground.
Another view of the covered walkway skirting the courtyard and the primary living areas.
The expansive decks and patios enable indoor/outdoor living and easy entertaining.
The patio and pool area are perfect for full integration of indoor/outdoor living.
A shaded lounging area by the pool.
The curvilinear lines and caned wicker seats of the Arlington collection reference British colonial style. Man-made wicker offers an authentic caned look with all the benefits of a modern material.
An interior courtyard.
A new extension connects with the pool deck and lawn.
A lounging deck and firepit off the principle bedroom.
The Birch Pavilion sits atop a 14-by-26-foot platform composed of hemlock and pressure-treated timbers. Photo courtesy of Moskow Linn Architects.
The windows are by Jeld-Wen, and the metal roof is by Galvalume. “I feel lucky to contribute to the architectural diversity in the neighborhood with something truly of this moment that got built despite the odds,” says Marsha.
Swimming pool at rear yard
An outdoor shower is concealed in the side yard and features a weathered 
cedar slat enclosure.
Courtyard featuring the Live Oak Tree.  The neutral tones on the homes exterior act as a canvas to nature showing a play of light on the exterior of the home throughout the day
Clean lines and mass groupings of plants help create a sense of openness and space within a small garden.

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.