43 Outdoor Small Patio, Porch, Deck Garden Design Photos And Ideas

The open floor plan wraps around the central atrium.
Light is particularly important during the dark Pacific Northwest winter.
The double-gable atrium floods the home with natural light.
A Michigan couple find out they own the last of a little-known, thought-to-be-extinct breed—a midcentury modern house by Alexander Girard.
This private outdoor space would be otherwise unavailable within a hillside home.
East Elevation Entry Detail
West Elevation
West Elevation @ Dusk
View from Southwest @ Dusk
Vines spill over primary-colored, glazed-brick walls, which recall Girard’s eye-popping graphics.
New addition and patio from outdoor garden: the concrete terrace extends into the garden, and receives daylight over the house from the southern sun.
New addition from outdoor garden
The light well that allows for sunlight AND an addition above
Garden and greenhouse
The goal of the remodel was to preserve the home's classic look, while also updating it.
Private garden with deck
A heated pool is on the second lot and is surrounded by lush tropical greenery.
An overhead view of the extension.
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.
An interior courty
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Garden Balcony
Garden Elevation
The apartment comes with a 1,500-square-foot landscaped terrace with stunning views of the city, along with two smaller patios (one off the master bedroom).
On a site adjacent to a greenbelt, architects Yen Ong and Paul Merrill of 5G Studio envisioned “a solid black mass within an enclosed garden,” says Ong. A geothermal heat pump, solar panels, and rainwater harvesting helped the project achieve LEED Platinum status.
Outside, a set of Bertoia chairs offer an appealing perch around a vintage glass-and-metal table.
Architects Simone Carneiro and Alexandre Skaff transformed a cramped São Paulo apartment into a mid-city refuge for Simone Santos.
West Elevation - Private Chill zone from mishacks' modular design system.
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.
Stairs to the upper viewing deck are steel and IPE open risers.

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.