22 Outdoor Back Yard Planters Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

These light and bright 570-square-foot units are just a 20-minute ferry ride from Seattle, Washington—perfect for a weekend getaway.
A limestone terrace beckons off the main living areas. The white outdoor chairs are from IKEA.
"To accentuate [the] seamless connection to the outdoors, we created a pair of retractable glass walls that meet at the corner. The effect when open is one of completely dissolving the corner and creating a feeling of being surrounded by nature," describes Maniscalco.
Another glimpse of the views.
This is the deck off the living room.
View from courtyard toward the house
A view of the lanai with the kitchen behind it.
The porch is perfect for entertaining.
Plenty of light can enter the living area through the peaceful backyard garden.
A peaceful poolside vignette at Casa Bri Bri.
The outdoor benefits from ceiling fans to help circulate the air and keep things cool.
The stacked stone fireplace is perfect for entertaining on cool desert nights.
A section of the facade—a cross between a shoji screen and a barn door—slides open. Planter boxes contain edible varieties that fuel Mary’s culinary explorations.

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.