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

Planters have been placed around the pleats to create pockets of sky gardens on the perimeter of the building, with some featuring steps that lead to other outdoor terraces.
Openings with pleats are introduced to link the interior and exterior dimensions.
Stacked like building blocks, the cement boxes are housed within a main structure that features complex voids.  The voids then become terraces or spaces where planters are slotted.
The high ceilings, natural light, and custom-made wooden furniture give the house a simple, fresh, and clean feel.
Protected from prying eyes by a planted slope, the back of the property soaks up the sun with a hammock hung from the ceiling.
Garden and greenhouse
Although the home's historic front facade needed to be preserved, the back of the residence was ripe for a remodel. The architects cladded the exterior in eastern cedar. The wood is offset with large expanses of glass, as well as yellow accents to add a playful atmosphere.
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.
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.
Rear wall of courtyard
Private garden with deck
Cleverly placed apertures pierce this skinny residence in Maringá, granting the lush interior an airy feel. On the opposite end of the entrance is a backyard garden with an outdoor grilling station—the hotspot for large parties and family affairs.
The porch was legalized and rebuilt with cast-iron columns, railings, and stone flooring in keeping within a refined, Federal-style aesthetic.
The deck was done in a madras gray limestone so that the color matches the backyard steps of the other houses. The railing was based on the metalwork of the other nine house.
Enfolded into the westernmost edge of the Costa Palmas community, the grounds will include a Robert Trent Jones II golf course, 18 acres of organic farms, and a members-only Costa Palmas Beach and Yacht Club for residences. For those seeking permanent bliss, there will be an initial release of 24 whole-ownership residences ranging from four to seven bedrooms for sale. Owners will have the opportunity to collaborate with Heah & Co. to customize their homes with options of pavilions for bedrooms, theater, fitness and yoga, or a family room.
A view into the exterior courtyard. Its tile floor mimics the tile treatment at the entry for cohesion and the perforated brickwork creates a lovely pattern when backlit at night.
The patio and pool area are perfect for full integration of indoor/outdoor living.
A look at the rear of the home.
The narrow, elongated pool with a vertical green wall can be seen from inside the apartment.
The underside of the overhanging roof represents the area's local craftsmanship.
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.
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.”
Garden
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.
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.
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.