Peaceful Backyards

These backyards make the ideal, peaceful outdoor retreats. Get inspired to turn your outdoor space into a relaxing haven.

Cozy Gathering Space

The contemporary seating around the copper fire pit allows for a cozy large gathering. The fire pit brings warmth, while a copper water feature adds dimension to the space. Vibrant pillows are the only touches of color in the outdoor space. Design by Jane Ellison

Romantic Outdoor Dining

Landscape designer Patricia Wagner placed a small dining table underneath a white pergola to create a romantic outdoor dining experience. The candle chandelier, coupled with the hanging white wisteria, provides a calming ambiance. Several container plants enhance the serene look.

Outdoor Pool

A Modern Take

Limestone coping surrounds the pool area of this modern backyard to create a stunning effect. RMS user RandyAngell added soft lighting around the pool to create a calm atmosphere, while the vibrant green stucco wall brings energy to the space. The fireplace creates a stark contrast against the deep blue water spouts and pool.

Fairchild hammock

Mediterranean Paradise

This small corner garden room has an intimate feel with its abundance of greenery and Mediterranean plants. For privacy, landscape designer Katrina Leonidov Fairchild provided a fence surrounded by tall, lush plants. A hammock provides a place to relax and read a book.

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Asian Serenity

The stepping stones across the restful pond connect the indoor space with the outdoor sitting area. Underwater lighting and open windows flood the Asian courtyard with light in the evenings. Design by David Hertz

Soothing Environment

The warm, earthy tones in this Tuscan backyard bring coziness to the open space. A soothing pool waterfall and comfortable seating make this an ideal spot to relax. Design by Thom Oppelt and Lori Venners

Krieg modern turf

Low-Maintenance and Relaxing

For a low-maintenance yard, Groundworks Inc. used artificial turf instead of grass. The sofa provides plenty of room for lounging and enjoying the surrounding greenery.

A Stroll Through the Garden

A curvy brick pathway leads to a calm, abundant garden. RMS user JackL lined the pathway with coral bells for a relaxing, eye-pleasing stroll through the garden. A few lanterns along the way add subtle lighting.

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