The owners of this balcony make full use of its small space by adding texture and interest with wooden tiles. The tiles were simply placed across the concrete, making renovation or removal an easy process.
The worn wooden floor of this outdoor dining area adds rustic charm to the open-air room, aiding the overall greenhouse effect given off by the walls of plants.
This yard's flooring consists of a mix of pea gravels, colored tile, concrete blue geckos and flagstone, resulting in a stimulating combination that is both easy on the eyes and easy to maintain.
A herringbone trail creates an ideal walkway through the garden, leading to a quaint dining area beneath the trees, a garden table and a swing — the perfect place to sit and enjoy the beauty of nature.
A combination of ipe decking and dark green artificial grass makes for a low-maintenance outdoor getaway, whether you're basking in the afternoon sun or keeping cool beneath the canvas roof.
If you love the look of grass but don't have the time or patience to maintain it, artificial grass may be just the trick to let you enjoy the look of nature without having to deal with the upkeep.
To stay in line with a natural outdoor landscape, consider using stone slabs instead of shaped steps and flooring. In this photo, the overall effect of the uncut stones looks perfectly in place with the native plants and wildflowers.
This oversized green-and-white checkerboard patio is the perfect canvas for the red handprints that adorn the outer edge, adding to the fun and retro feel of the backyard.
A stone pathway lined with boulders creates a natural walkway down to a seating area adorned with several rocking chairs — a peaceful setting to enjoy the nearby river.
Keeping with the Southwestern vibe of this outdoor dining area, a patterned rug lies on top of the flagstone floor, which matches the stone steps leading across the yard and over to a decorative antique car.