Keep acquainted with the best outdoor decorating ideas, lighting, furniture sets, and more. You will see lots of designs for your yard, veranda, terrace, deck and even small balcony. The best outdoor décor for each season is also found here to update your outdoor space and enjoy it in the right way according to the season.

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    28 Small Balcony Design Ideas

    Nowadays, living in the heart of the city or even in the suburbs can mean a situation with limited outdoor space. Often, townhouses don’t have gardens bigger than the proverbial postage stamp, and high rises have no private yards at all. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great retreat outdoors, as these designs for tiny balconies demonstrate. There are some truly enviable spaces here, too: imagine stepping out on your own mini-deck suspended over a lake, overlooking a...

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    16 Of The Most Stunning Trees In The World

    We are so lucky that nature often provides us with something far more than just functionality. Trees are essential to life on earth; they absorb and then convert carbon dioxide into carbon (wood) and oxygen, which is released back into the atmosphere. What a tree has to look like to perform such a life-giving function is marginally immaterial, though we do understand that fruit trees need flowers and pollen to reproduce and bear fruit. However the difference in the way...

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    Pink Stonework and Waterfalls: Guice Property by Paradise Restored

    When you step into this Guice property in West Linn, Oregon, the first thing you may notice is color: big, bright splashes of poppy-pink on umbrellas, chair cushions, blankets, seat covers, and throw pillows. But that’s far from the only visually delightful element in this compact landscape by Oregon’s . There’s much more to be admired here: warm wood graces deck and walkway, latticework privacy fence, and a partial-shade pergola. And the stonework? Simply art. It makes up walls of...

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    Tailored and Terrific: Formal Garden Woollahra by Secret Gardens

    Keeping a garden in harmony with a recently remodeled home can be a bit of a challenge, especially when the owners want a formal, classic touch combined with fresh, fun flair; that’s where a design by marries the two goals beautifully. Edging a shining blue lap pool with a narrow cascade are flowers in old-fashioned pillar-shaped planters that give a nod to English garden tailoring while keeping a clean-lined, uncluttered look. Notice neat rectangular path stones here — laid...

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    Inspiring Garden Additions and Features by Art in Green

    For garden accessories that are a cut above the ordinary, think about distinctive structural elements, fountains and other water features, skilled placement of native plants, and other artful additions to a back yard space, as illustrated here by . When it comes to an inviting ambience for any outdoor space, probably nothing succeeds like water: infinity-edged reflecting pools, ponds carved from a natural wetland, gentle ripples lapping against lily pads or offering a home for tiny fish…the possibilities are limited...

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    Dive into a Magical Garden: West Virginia Retreat by Surrounds Landscaping

    Behind a pergola-topped garden gate and nestled around a West Virginia cottage is this delightful series of outdoor rooms from . Of course, you know you’re on to something special even at the front of the home, with its beckoning shallow stone steps, evergreens, and softly waving ornamental grasses, but it’s beyond that wooden gate where the magic happens. Approach it via flagstones edged with lily gardens and tiny photovoltaic lights, walk through the stone arch, and you’re steps away...

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    Garden Beauty from the Ground Up, with Flooring by Art in Green

    Gardens are only as good as their foundations: the soil, the water, and the growing environment all play a part. In these garden shots by , we see another dimension of outdoor living foundations — the flooring elements that complement lawns, flowers, and other landscape ingredients. A solid ipe or other wood decking adds greatly to the beauty and usability of outdoor rooms, enhancing al fresco dining or even just relaxation in lounges next to a pool. And speaking of...

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    Rambling Levels of Fun: Mount Airy by Surrounds Landscape Architecture

    With a cheery buttercup-yellow traditional house at its heart, this Mount Airy estate gives its owners everything they need for splendid outdoor living and entertaining in this lavish design by Virginia’s . Amble along the cobblestoned walk toward shallow steps formed by flat, long boulders, and you find the heart of the back yard: an oversized shelter that houses a delicate wrought-iron al fresco dining set and a full outdoor kitchen to make meals a breeze. Immediately fronting this “gazebo”...

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    Small but Mighty: Gardens in Miniature from Anthony Paul Landscaping

    Good things come in small packages: that’s truer than ever in these small gardens by . Paul explains, “Strong design and a sense of scale is even more critical within a small garden.” Indeed, you’ll notice here that whether the yard appears to be bigger than the house or just a “postage-stamp” out back, a sense of scale makes both halves work well together. Paul goes on to more specifics: “Geometry and block, bold planting are key to ensuring that...

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    Green Retreat in the Midst of the City by Jacques van Leuken

    If you don’t have a country estate, this is the next best thing: a serene space in the midst of the city by Dutch landscaper — what he calls “a green oasis in the urban desert.” You get an immediate “oasis” feel from the waves of grass carpeting the incline between front entrance and driveway; the home itself blends in with garden colors, in its low-lying façade and wood grain and brick finishes that harmonize so well with its...

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