Now that the weather has gotten warmer, I am dreaming of enjoying time outside on my patio. But my back yard baffles me. I have no idea what to do with it. So I have found some inspiring outdoor spaces to get my creative juices flowing. See them all on my Pinterest board!
My home exterior is more traditional. It kind of has an English farmhouse vibe. Without the stone and ivy. (Maybe if I had a good exterior photo you’d understand!) The back patio is stamped concrete and somewhat surrounded by parts of our house. My husband and I dream of having a covered patio with a built –in outdoor kitchen and fireplace, but if we did it on the existing patio I think it would make the great room too dark. He begs to differ. So for now, we dream. And discuss what the future holds for our back yard.
And I, of course, find inspiring spaces online. Here are some of the best!
I absolutely adore this covered porch space from Traditional Home. The stone and dark wood are soooo my style! And a fireplace…. we really want a fireplace. We had a fire pit at our old house and it just blew too much smoke. We want a fireplace this time.
This is my ultimate dream! Covered patio, stone and wood…. I’d like to place my order! (from HGTV) The pavers are laid in an interesting pattern to make it feel like an outdoor room and not just another patio. And there is a covered space and open space so that they flow.
I love the idea of a real chandelier outside. Just to make the eating area more intimate and feel like a dining space and not a patio.(image via)
How great is this pizza oven? It’s a fireplace and pizza oven all in one! And I really like the pavers with the grass in-between as well. It’s very rustic looking but refined at the same time. Very “English cottage”. (photo from The Kitchn)
The thought of potted boxwoods around the patio is just fantastic to me! I think that boxwoods are so elegant without being fussy. (photo from Southern Living)
And a pool…. we would love a pool. And wouldn’t it be nice to have a pool house too so soggy little children weren’t leaving puddles inside when they have to use the bathroom?! (image via)
Aren’t all of these dreamy? I shall continue to dream and plot and plan and save my pennies. And I will continue to find more inspiration. See what I find by following my Outdoor Spaces board on Pinterest!