By Chrissy Giglio

Published on April 16, 2017

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Photography by JILL FACER FOR THE HOUSE THAT LARS BUILT

With warmer weather finally here, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about giving your outdoor space a makeover for the season. Your backyard may be overlooked when it comes to decorating, but that doesn’t have to be the case. By adding elements of your personal style to your exterior, you can extend your design aesthetic to all areas of your home. Whether you are a fan of modern minimalism or bold patterns, these amazing backyards will inspire you to redecorate.

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Southwest Statements

If you love incorporating Southwest inspired colors and patterns into your interior, you’re definitely going to want to try it in your outdoor space. Bring desert vibes to your backyard by adding patterned pillows, rattan pieces, and lightly colored woods to your outdoors. And throw in a cactus or two! If you’re in a space that’s lacking in natural grass and plants, this Southwest aesthetic will bring life to your exterior.

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Boho Backyard

Your backyard should be a place where you can fully relax and enjoy being outside. The only thing that can make this space even more inviting is a boho makeover. This deck is showing off some great boho accents without being too overwhelming. Use an outdoor rug as the focal point, and bring in mood lighting to transform this extra square footage into your own personal oasis. Have soft blankets readily available for cooler nights and extra coziness.

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Country Farmhouse

Farmhouse style is hot these days, and that goes for outdoor spaces, as well. Use oversized wood furniture to really nail this look—from traditional picnic benches to rocking chairs and slatted seating. Layer your furniture on a jute rug, and add a few decor accents to tie the whole look together. 

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Photography by NIKI AND PER BRANTMARK FOR MY SCANDINAVIAN HOME

Scandinavian Setup

You may think Scandinavian style only applies to your interior, but you can bring that sleek design outside, too. The addition of sheepskins and neutral textures will help your backyard pull off this trend effortlessly.

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Traditional Corner

Make your backyard really stand out by sticking to traditional accents. Less is more, and in this case we couldn’t agree more. Put the focus on one designated corner of your outdoor space to make a statement. This wicker hanging chair and glazed garden stool may be classics, but they look fresh and modern styled this way.

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Cozy Cottage

Look no further than this cozy cottage vibe if you want to keep things warm and inviting. Layer rugs, have baskets readily available to store extra pillows and throws, and add warm lighting among your plants to create an amazing glow. Keep your gardening supplies on display to create a truly lived-in and loved space.

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Parisian Cool

This space evokes dining al fresco in Paris. A small table and cafe chairs are essentially all you need to bring those classic sidewalk eatery vibes right into your own backyard. Add a rug to really make your outdoor dining area pop. 

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Modern Accents

Make a big statement by showing off your modern style in your backyard. Stick to neutrals and minimalist designs to make the biggest impact. Here, modern wire chairs and perfectly aligned furniture make this patio feel like a high end hotel.

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Bold and Playful

If you love bright colors and mixing patterns, then you probably already have some of those elements in your backyard. Go all in when you’re updating your outdoor space this season and really have fun with it. The combination of bright colors and bold prints paired with an abundance of plants turns this outdoor space into the ultimate Zen hangout.

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Photography by JILL FACER FOR THE HOUSE LARS BUILT

Moroccan Flair

No matter what your current outdoor furniture situation is, you can easily add Moroccan accents to get this look. By incorporating brightly hued rugs, floor pillows, and poufs, you turn your backyard into a trip to Marrakech. Plus, plentiful seating makes this the ideal spot for a summer party.

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Neutral Minimalism

A simple setup speaks for itself. By using white, rattan, and light wood furniture you instantly make your outdoor space look bigger than it is. Plants housed in natural terracotta planters will really pop against this color scheme.

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Photography by ELLACLAIREINSPIRED

Coastal Chic

Make your backyard summer ready by taking your coastal favorites and transferring them to your outdoor space. Use neutral linens and blue accents in your seating and dining areas to easily get that seaside feel.

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Photography by CAMBRIA GRACE FOR THE GLITTER GUIDE

Jungle Vibes

If you have an abundance of plants in your home, let those greens overflow right into your backyard. Hang shelves at different heights to create a perfectly balanced statement wall, and arrange plants on the floor, on tables, and even use plant textiles to make your space a miniature jungle.

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Photography by LAURA AND TODD GUMMERMAN FOR A BEAUTIFUL MESS

Palm Springs Inspired

For those who love Palm Springs chic, look no further than this perfectly styled backyard. The black and white paired with soft pink and gold accents makes this outdoor area a retro paradise. Have you ever seen a more Instagram-ready space?